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What Muppets scared you as a child?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Manda:-D, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. Manda:-D

    Manda:-D Well-Known Member

    :eek: I admit, Digit CREEPED me OUT wehen I was little! (I think it was the wires...) And the Skeksis were so flippin' scary....But, the ones that always gave me the creeps as a little girl were...The Firies!!! I'm serious!!! That whole "does your head come off, too" thing TOTALLY gave me the heebeejeebees!!!

    (*Bonus points to all who remember the heebeejeebees gags from the Grimmy cartoon!*)
  2. Randall Flagg

    Randall Flagg Well-Known Member

    There was a scary guy on Sesame Street who used to sit in front of a fireplace, cloaked in the shadows, and singing the alphabet song. (It was NOT The Count... everyone assumes that's who I mean.) Speaking of which, DOES anybody else remember this segment? It was back in the 70s.

    Getting back to the Muppet Show... none of them scared me, though The Phantom of The Muppet Show was probably the most eerie.
  3. Chilly Down

    Chilly Down Well-Known Member

    Hello, Manda...I'm a Fiery....BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! ;)

    I could see how that would scare you. I was 13 at the time, so it didn't bother me. I was 14 when JHH came out, so Digit didn't scare me either...but I can see how he would! :smirk:

    MuppetPro: I find it hilarious that you're talking about Statler being scary, and the eMuppecon is saying "boo"! He's supposed to be making fun of a bad performance, but it looks like he's saying "boo" like a ghost!

    Randall: I think I vaguely recall what you're talking about. I'll try to remember to ask my friend, who's a SS expert. I agree that the Phantom of the Muppet Show (aka Uncle Deadly) was the creepiest, though I don't recall being scared by him either.

    As for me: the scariest characters were always the most "realistic" ones. One example is the human-looking Muppets in the "Gambler" number of the Kenny Rogers episode (especially when the one DIES and his ghost starts dancing around!) There's also another number (the Cleo Laine episode, maybe?) where there were a couple of realistic human-looking Muppets in a field. One of them died, and the other one watched their spirit fly off, or something like that. Brrrr.

    I don't remember seeing the "Lime in the Coconut" number in the Kenny Rogers episode when I was a kid, but if I had, that number would have scared me as well. The whole thing's so bizarre...and the witch doctor's eyes...

    Come to think of it, I think I'm scared of it as an adult. :crazy:
  4. Emerald

    Emerald Active Member

    Randall Flagg: I remember that too, but alas I cannot tell you any more specifics than what you all ready mentioned.

    And, yes, that Kenny Rogers episode had several scarry moments including the Witch Doctor and the Gambler.

    But the moment that scared me the most was something that I saw on an episode of the Muppet Show, although I have repressed the specific episode. It involved giving someone the "evil eye" and it was really creepy! Has anyone else seen it? Well, anyway, if you have you probably know what I mean.
  5. casanovOz

    casanovOz Member

    when I was little I would always watch the Muppet Movie, and always had to turn away in the scence where Piggy attacks all of those goons and her eyes are all wide and scary. I still cringe when I see it :mad:
  6. JimmyDeanDog

    JimmyDeanDog Well-Known Member

    Cookie Monster's Visitor

    It was that tall, blue furry thing that would scare everybody
    when it would sneak up on the Cookie Monster to eat his

    **Campaining for the release of the FIRST Seseme Street
    LP from 1970 to be released nationally on a CD**
  7. Emerald

    Emerald Active Member

    Off the subject, but I need a Rowlf picture with my name, too. He's by far my favorite!
  8. casanovOz

    casanovOz Member

    :sympathy: :sympathy:
    I definately feel the Rowlf love in this forum.
    Emeral, if you just go to google.com and go to images theres tons of Rowlf pics.
    JimmyDeanDog I love your avatar, lol
  9. Emerald

    Emerald Active Member

    Thank you! I finally got the image shrunk down enough to work! (It took a lot of alterations!)
  10. Koozbanian Foob

    Koozbanian Foob Well-Known Member

    Interesting story...I hope

    There was a segment on Seseme Street where either Ernie or Grover sniffed a pretty little flower, but when he tried to pick the flower, it turned out to be attached to the head of a huge and bizarre looking monster. That scared the freezbits out of me (it's a Koozbanian thing).

    I later read in a book, that that sequence was eventually pulled because it scared the pants off every kid. The design of the monster's head made it look scary, but on camera it's proportions were even more menacing.

  11. anniesue

    anniesue Member

    I remember this guy! It freaked me out too. There was definitely something sinister about him. Kinda reminds me of Hannibal Lecter now.

    Had me off the alphabet for some time. :o :o :o :o
  12. Randall Flagg

    Randall Flagg Well-Known Member

    I had completely forgotten about the Kenny Rogers episode with those ghosts... yeah, that was pretty creepy for Muppet Show standards! I wasn't scared by it (probably because I was already 6 or 7 by the time), but it definitely caught my attention!
  13. Joggy

    Joggy Well-Known Member

    Re: Interesting story...I hope

    I have that clip in Spanish. It's from 1969. Ernie tries to find the Biggest Rock, and when he finds it it turns out to be a bump on the head of this monster. It was indeed quite eerie. It was the same monster that appeared in the "In The Box" scene with Kermit and Green Grover.
  14. Janice & Mokey's Man

    Janice & Mokey's Man Well-Known Member

    It was in the '80s too.

    And wonder no more, for I know who he is!


    I do!

    His name is "Vincent Twice, Vincent Twice", and he didn't actually sing that Alphabet song, it was an unseen male chorus. :)

    He was the host of "Mysterious Theatre" but I can't remember details of those---maybe they were Sherlock Holmes bits, I think? I think that's what they were, come to think of it...anyway, I remember the Muppet---he's dark yellow with I think gray hair, a moustache, real conservative and distingushed-lookin'. He quietly sat by the fire, while the male chorus sang the Alphabet song (by the by, this isn't the normal "Alphabet Song" that everybody knows---it was a different version), and I think he may have had a pipe. And when the males voices sang the song, the camera slowly panned around the room to where he was sittin' in his chair. And I think there was a dog lyin' on the floor?

    I just did a search on Google, and he's listed in several SS character lists as: "Vincent Twice, Vincent Twice --- Armchair Announcer". lol

    The only other thing I've found so far was this bit from some non-SS site:

    "Hilary Rodham Clinton appeared on its 25th anniversary program.
    Portions of the show include "Mysterious Theater" hosted by Vincent Twice and Alistair Cookie's "Monsterpiece Theater." "

    Hope that helps some! :zany:

    And personally, I loved "Mysterious Theatre"! The den was all low-lighting, fancy furniture and classic books on shelves, and the lethargic host and his dog by the cracklin' fire, all accompanied by a zesty classical male chorus singin' an arranged Alphabet piece to set the mood just right...

  15. Randall Flagg

    Randall Flagg Well-Known Member

    Cool, thanks for all the info. Somebody else just told me the character was called Lord Chatterly. Was that a different character?
  16. Janice & Mokey's Man

    Janice & Mokey's Man Well-Known Member

    Yeah, musta been---I don't know who he is.
  17. RockSTAR girl

    RockSTAR girl Well-Known Member

    i was terrified of oscar the grouch as a child... i just thought you should all know.
  18. Manda:-D

    Manda:-D Well-Known Member

    ....No, just kidding! I no longer find Digit frightening!
    ....And I'm not scared of Fieries either, actually now I find them funny! But the purple lady, (you know, the junkyard lady in Labyrinth and DC), still kinda gives me the shivers.....And that David Bowie....(*shudders*) Course, he's not a Muppet, so I don't suppose that counts!
  19. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    that spider in the muppet christmas carol that is named old joe? i think, scared me....spiders are kind of scary..

  20. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    When I was younger and the Muppet show was on Nick Jr. I would be freaked by the Electric Mayhem. And I HATED Gonzo, but loved the muppet baby Gonzo. Now I think Gonzo rules! :concern:

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