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Street Season 48
Sesame Street's 48th season
officially began Monday August 6 on PBS. After you see the new episodes,
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Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Manda:-D, Mar 6, 2003.
Yep, mainly the Firies scaed me! I still don't like those guys too much.
Funny, as gross as it is, I prefer to think of him as having no eyeballs. 'Cause, like, it seems more logical. I mean, how do you blink sunglasses? Or maybe he has eyes, but they're like, entirely black or something. Now that would be hot.
Oh, that reminds me of an amusing anecdote. One time, I discovered a message board, and these people started talking about Muppets. This one guy said that a Muppet scared him. He described the Muppet as the one in Animal's band who played guitar and had no eyes. And I'm just thinking, dude, you'll have to be more specific. Turns out, after I went to the next page of posts, that the people at that message board were thinking the same thing as me. At first they thought he was talking about Floyd. Turns out he was talking about Janice.
Oh, and I can't think of any Muppet that scared me as a kid, although I do remember seeing the TimeLife commercial for The Muppet Show, and being weirded out yet fascinated by both Beaker and Janice.
Well, I'm happy to now say that yes, Muppets have scared me too. For a long time I thought I was the only one.........glad to know I'm not.
Vincent Twice scared me. LOTS of Dark Crystal characters scared me too......some still do Actually, I think it's they gross me out not as much as scare.
I think it was BlueAM that said something about "I'm An Aardvark.....", I kind of remember something about that......but I don't know what memory it's bringing up. Can someone refresh my poor brain? I'm old......whadda' ya' expect.
some of you may say, "Zelda, you're in your 30's....WHY do some Muppets still scare you?" And yes, you may laugh at me. I guess because I don't watch horror films or scarry TV or anything like that. The scarrieds thing I've ever watched was The Dark Crystal and Labrynth (sorry about the BAD spelling )
Yes, the red things in Labrynth scared me too.
Sam the eagle always freaked me out .. I used to hide behind the couch when he came on..
Also.. The dude who used to read the muppet show news.. I can't remember his name though..
There was a song by Joe Rhapsoso that goes "I'm an Aardvark... and I'm proud" that was on Sesame Street. It plays on MC Radio sometimes. I don't remember the sketch, just the song.
He doesn't have a name, he's just "the Muppet newsman."
Finally! Here's your picture of Munchie!
Here's why I couldn't find a picture of him...it's spelled Munchy, not Munchie. My mistake
Well, if you check out this link:
You can check him out. The website I got it from was for something called the Krofft Superstars Hour, or something like that. Anyway, they must've added the teeth when he joined the Barbara Mandrell Show. And in this photo, he's eating a surfboard. There's another photo from that site of the same thing only he hasn't taken a bite yet.
I don't think the arms moved on this puppet, they were stuffed (kind of like Big Bird's right wing) and the puppeteer used both hands to work the mouth (I'm assuming). And I'm guessing that the eyes were those typical Krofft eyes where a small black ball was glued behind a clear half-sphere, so it would roll around when the puppet moved.
So yeah. That's Munchy, or I guess they call him "Mr. Munchy" on the website. He freaked me out when I was a kid, but now when I look at him, I can't help but laugh because of that Munchy Blooper where he fell over backwards! I'll never forget that! LOL!!!
Oh yeah, I remember what came on after that blooper...it was a Wilkins Coffee commercial! I don't remember it word for word, but it went like this:
(Wilkins and Wontkins are sitting on a typical Muppet brick wall)
Wilkins: So, what do you think of Wilkins Coffee?
Wontkins: I think it's awful!
(The wall blows up right where Wontkins is. He crawls up out of the bricks and smoke, scared out of his wits)
Wontkins: Uhhhh....just kiddin' Mr. Wilkins!!!
I wish they'd bring out those old commercials on DVD!!!
Animal, and that loud Anoncer guy from Sesame Street. Also skeeter, the Eagle and that guy who just goes "bweep" like a chick
Espcially for BlueAM...........
This is just for BlueAM.
Guess what I found? Just for you.........
I'm an aardvark, and I'm proud!
I'm an aardvark, and I'm happy!
I'm an aardvark,
If I try to be specific
And a little scientific,
I am feeling quite terrific!
I'm an aardvark, fierce and free!
I'm an aardvark, standing bravely!
I'm an aardvark,
And I'm tough and smart and strong
And always right,
And that's the way I'll always be ...
Until I meet another aardvark
Who's bigger than me!
BlueAM, I hope you "enjoyed" this little (psychotic) trip down memory lane. I'm sorry, I just HAD to find the song. I did remember a bit more about it once I saw the lyrics, but there was no music. I bet if I actually heard the song again then I'd remember it..........but like I keep saying, I'm old so it's difficult for me to remember ANYTHING. LOL!
Skeksis from the Dark Crystal- especially when they made that horrible 'hmmmmmm' noise!!! AUUUUUUGGGGGHHHH!!! niiightmares for weeeeeeeeks!!
also, when I was little it scared me in TMM when Animal got really big after drinking the grow big formula and he destroys the building!
Yeah, I agree...what was his name? Chamberlin, I think-he freaked me out. The emperor Skeksis that died right in the beginning also freaked me out, even though he was so small and dying, the scene when he starts to crumble just flat out disturbed me as a kid! The Garthim also frightened me...I was so scared of insects when i was little, so the Garthim were like the ultimate nightmare.
I can't think of any Muppets from the Muppet Show that scared me, or any of the other films, either. There weren't many scary goblins in Labyrinth-if anything, they were too humorous to be scary...and there weren't any disturbing characters on Fraggle Rock that come to mind. I guess the Dark Crystal is the one that held the scariest Muppets for me.
DID I say the African Masks from The Harry Belefonte episode? I dunno why, those things just freaked me out...
Oh I have whole list: Super Grover, Animal, the fieries, the goblin's at the beginning of the labyrinth right before Jareth appeard (not the talking ones, the creepy crawly hidding ones). And a vampire/monster version of ieniemienie (she's from the dutch sesame steet).
And none Henson childern's characters for the dutch and belgians out here. Liegebeest en Plos de kikker (don't ask)
so scary, my lil' sis and STILL talk about it to this day!
ok, there was a scene where kermit was in the forest/swamp singing some song (cant remember what ). There was this figure of kermit that wasn't a shadow or another puppet but more like a line drawing of him, that danced and sang back to him. Why it was so scary, i don't know but still creeps me out to this day. My sister cringes every time i bring it up.
Also, when bert and ernie were in the tomb, exploring. There was the mummy ernie
As far as an actualy muppet freaking me out, i would have to say i never cared for Zoot. Just something not right about him
Do'n't worry, you can probably out run him, he most likely wouldn't bother with chasing anyone
Muppets from a cat's view:
Check out the Feb 5 comic!
LMAO! That's cute.
For me I don't know if there were any truly scary Muppets, but some of them, even on Sesame Street, looked and did things that were kind of a little edgy and probably made me and many a kid slightly uncomfortable. All the stories mentioned here are great examples. But since I loved watching the Muppets so much, I would even stay for the scarier and more disturbing parts. In this way, I think the Muppets may have helped me conquer some childhood fears.
Sam the Eagle scared me some when I was a kid. Don't know why.
Also, this guy: (I think). Is he the guy that played the saxophone? During the end credits of The Muppet Show, he would play a note at the end, and it always bothered me.
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