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What Muppets scared you as a child?

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

  1. lili

    lili Active Member

    what a trip down memory lane!!

    when i was little, i had real trouble sleeping, and used to listen to audio cassettes to help me drop off. and of course i had a sesame street tape, with lots of great songs and skits on it, but there was this one bit, half way through side 2, where they did that skit with grover and the stairs (i think a couple of people have mentioned it already) and the bit where he falls down just made me go spare. the thing is, i never saw it on sesame street, just heard him tumbling down. when it used to come on i would scream out for my mum to come and fast forward through it.

    i think the only other thing that really scared me was the music from 'The Bill' (note for americans: british cop show, very tame, popular with grannies).

  2. Swedish_Cheff

    Swedish_Cheff Member

    not one. I didn`t scare that quick from muppets.

    But that Big Mamma... And I found ( I don`t know why ) Thog very scary in the Alice Cooper episode. In the School`s Out sketch you can see him unused quite good. He runs over to the other side, and you see his costume unpiloted. thats fun.

    Bert... he scares me too. :(

    and Piggy`s look in MIS ( Muppets In Space ) OMG she was scary. :mad:
  3. Pug Lover

    Pug Lover Well-Known Member

    I thought she was even scarier in The Muppet Movie,when she came to Kermit's rescue in the barn with her famous karate chops.The way her eyes looked just freaked me out. :mad:
  4. fozziecub

    fozziecub Member

    When i was little and watching the muppet show a chartacter made recurring appearances that as a kid freaked me out and i had nasty nite mares for year

    she was pink and had a giant triangle shaped nose, aaarrgghhh!!!!
    dont know her name but finally got over it , once again aaarghhh!!!
  5. rowf2755

    rowf2755 Active Member

    Can I See A Picture Of Yorick?
  6. oOoanimaloOo

    oOoanimaloOo Well-Known Member

    Sweetums scared me
  7. Pug Lover

    Pug Lover Well-Known Member

    That sounds very much like something that happened to me as a child.Though in my situation,it wasn't a muppet,nor in any relation to muppets.But in the early till mid 1970s,my childhood days,a blonde lady in brown leotards was regularly seen on labels of Canada Dry Gingerale.For some strange reason,I had nasty nightmares of her on three occasions. :mad:
  8. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    The Muppets that scared me as a child...

    *The Muppet Show Monsters(they don't scare me anymore)

    When I first saw Animal Jam,Bozark the Elephant sorta creeped me out.But he doesn't scare me anymore.
  9. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Well-Known Member

    My scary muppets

    :o Hi there! Here are some of my scary monster moments,that frightened me out of my skin as a child:

    1)Monster from skit "You are my sunshine",that says,'hugger bugger'.That voice & presence sent chills up my spine.
    2)Phantom of the Muppet Show,seemed very scary at the time.
    3)Most of the Koozbanians,weird looks and voices.
    4)Sweetums with his glowing eyes in The Frog Prince,scarred me for a longgggg time(singing polly wolly froggy,get a mighty...).
    5)The appliances that came to life in the muppet skit(man watching news about it).
    6)Thog,for some reason,I guess because of its height.
    7)Most muppet monsters,for their looks & sounds.
    8)Muppets during Alice Cooper's Welcome to My Nightmare sketch.
    9)The Jabborwock,for its design;now appreciate it.
    10)Fizzgig,when it first pops out of the hole.
    11)Most Skeksis.
    12)Poddlings,when they got there 'escence' drained from them.
    13)Monster in the Gloworm sketch(Kermit hums Gloworm,pulls on worm,& worm is actually monster's nose).
    14)Monster that ate muppet in 'I got you under my skin' skit,song and monster together creaped me out.
    14)Don't know if this can be considered,but the Vendaface weirded me out too.
    15)Taminella from Muppetland The Frog Prince,::shivering::.

    That's all I can think of for now. :sleep:
  10. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Well-Known Member

    Another Scary Muppet

    :o Hi again.Just had an epiphany on 2 more muppet/puppets that scared me as a kid. One was Yorick from Sam & Friends.He was very silent,almost stalking the other puppets.I watched one skit from Ed Sullivan.Kermit was wearing a wig,lip synching a song,when up pops Yorick,going after Kermit.Kermit starts getting scared of Yorick,hitting it,Yorick starts chewing on Kermits arm. :eek:

    Another one is a red monster(appeared also in C is for Cookie song,at the ensemble end),it was in a skit where it started of tiny & grew & grew,getting gigantic.Gave me the willies. :(
  11. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Well-Known Member

    I was only 8 when TMM came out.I do remember Animal getting big as a scary moment.Gave me nightmares for a long time after.I would see me in the ghost town(like the movie) & Animal would get big and yell,I'd go thru this scene over & over again.Made it hard to sleep for awhile.

    Just sharing a moment.
  12. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Well-Known Member

    More Scary Muppet Moments

    I agree on Bert & Ernie & the mummy tomb,seems very dark for Sesame Street.The Ernie mummy tapping Bert with its cane. :eek:

    The chopped liver fromTMS,looked like an ugly sponge thing to me as a kid.

    Big Momma,and monsters that could eat other Muppets.

    I agree with There are Millions of Us who are Ugly(monster singing song).I sing that at times when I feel depressed.

    The croc. during Never Smile at a Crocodile.

    Definately Frazzle,just because he couldn't express himself & would just yell & for its looks. :attitude:

    The sketch with Dom DeLuise with adopting a monster & they all break loose at the end,all of the monsters scared me too.And Dom DeLuise's sketch Merdilop(think I spelled it right,lol).

    Absolutely All of Me sketch,forgot about that one.

    I mentioned under another thread(fraggle scary moments,one I made).The Mudbunny(befriending Wembley),the Mudbunny's voice & song :eek: & the bunny that Mokey befriends(makes Mokey small enough to fit into a house,very demonic ::bad bunny, bad bunny:: :crazy:

    One more,the Zero Mostel skit talking about his fears::back shuddering::. :o
  13. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    Janicefersure, it seems like the Muppets really scared you stiff! How did you end up as a Muppet fan? :confused:
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  14. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Well-Known Member

    I love the Muppets & still do to this day,lol.But when your a kid starting around 6 or 7,monsters can crawl under your skin & stay there for a long time,lol;especially with weird or scary looks & Jerry Nelson's or Frank Oz's voice sometimes. I still can't believe I have all of these Muppet memories 25 years later(giving age away).Sorry if I scare easily,lol.
  15. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    Seeing the Muppet Babies first, the puppet Gonzo scared me. The early one. I loved Baby Gonzo, but puppet Gonzo scared me. Now it's the other way around. :D
  16. RockSTAR girl

    RockSTAR girl Well-Known Member

    used to have dreams that i was sleeping on the floor by a bed and cookie monster came out and pulled me under. used to dream i lived next door to oscar the grouch and he killed my neighbors. statler and waldorf in mcc terrified me.
  17. Cheebo

    Cheebo Well-Known Member

    Crazy Harry. :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
  18. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    Are you sure you like the muppets? Are you confusing like with horribile terror?
  19. Cheebo

    Cheebo Well-Known Member

    Oscar KILLING??! :concern: Oscar is a softie. Just a bit er..grouchy on the outside. How could you imagine him doing that? :(
  20. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    I dunno what's wrong with you people... the Muppets didn't scare me, that I remember. I was scared of the fox in my closet. :D

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