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What sketches scared you as a kid?

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Jennifer, May 12, 2002.

  1. Soul H New Member

    There were three things that scared the bojangles out of me:

    1. A little ditty by Smokey Robinson where he got chased by a letter.

    2. When the Beetles sang a song and at the end an enormous letter was about to crunch them.

    3. These letters made out of sand. Then the letter would desintigrage playing creepy music, and the sand would form and animal beginning with that letter.

    If you could refresh my memory about any of these sketches, it would really help me a lot.
  2. Pino Member

    I cant recal a skit that scared me, but I do know this...
    Bert and Ernie in the Egyptian Pyramid is never shown in the Netherlands, because the producers think its to scary for kids...
    Pitty.. I heared it on mp3 but are curious about the skit!
  3. neoyodie New Member

    The Yip-Yip Martians, totally. "Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip."

    If anyone actually watched that Elmopalooza thing, there's a scene with Grover chauffering (sp?) the Sesame Street residents to what I think was Radio City Music Hall. Some how they ended up in Roswell, New Mexico and actually got abducted by the Martians!!! Even though I was ten when I saw that it scared the crap out of me. Still does, actually.
  4. Amazing Mumford New Member

    Well, the producers know what they're talking about--that skit scared me as a kid. Actually, I know a lot of other people were are afraid of that skit too.

    The skit takes place obviously in an old, dark Egyptian tomb. All I remember is Bert looking around and opening up a coffin and there's a "mummy" Ernie inside. It must be something about the look on Ernie's face (just a hint of a smirk) but it just creeps me out. I believe others have posteda more detailed description of this skit earlier in the thread...
  5. drmusic_99 New Member

    First, I'll get out of the way that this is my first post.

    Anyway, one SS sketch that creeped me out somewhat was the one where Bert and Ernie (I think) are having problems with their TV... it does nothing but show the letter "H", and a voice says "H...H...H...H...H" over and over again. That voice, and the sfx that accompanied it, were rather frightening.
  6. Splurge Member

    I still find this a little creepy, a fun kind of creepy, though.

    Kermit is counting "happy little Twiddlebugs" that appear behind the wall. The one that's made from the tall narrow orange Anything Muppet is the one that's kinda weird.

    Also, it's not particularly "little". :)
  7. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'd have to see that one... that just seems more "Wierd" than scary to me...
  8. Blind Pew New Member

    How about the kid eating spaghetti with his feet? :confused:
  9. Splurge Member

    The Orange Singing Carmen was kinda creepy, particularly when she couldn't hit the right note on L'amour.... and that last sour note before her face came apart, albeit briefly and temporarily. :)
  10. GeeBee New Member


    Funny, that was always one of my favorites. Mainly because I loved the idea of inanimate objects coming to life.

    BTW, the singing orange should not be confused with the much later orange made out of claymation for which there were several skits. She may have been inspired by the original singing orange, but she came years later. Does anyone remember the claymation orange's name?
  11. Splurge Member

    That was Cecille the Ball. And I should say that I didn't mean to suggest I didn't like the Orange Singing Carmen - I did, even though(possibly because?) it was creepy. Perhaps I would have not have thought it was weird if it was 2 dimensional cell animation, I just thought of that.

    I wonder aloud if Jim Henson was behind that one. I wish someone was able to confirm or deny.
  12. mikealan New Member

    Well, I got that extremely rare Ernie & Bert H television sketch on #2282 from Gbrobeck in early 2004. It starts when Bert wanted to watch his favorite show The Wonderful World Of Pigeons, but the TV showed nothing but the letter H, and the voice says, "H...H...H...H...,etc." Then Ernie came along to fix the television and the problem of their TV is that there are so many stuff that began with H inside the TV like a hat, a horn, a hamburger, a house, and a live hamster! Bert then turned back on the TV and the TV now shows just the letter "I" as the voice says "I...I...I...I....,etc." and Bert feels like enjoying the TV that showed just the letter I! The only sketch that used to scare me in my youth on that episode was the animated sketch Splasho the Diver-Before & After.

    On that animated sketch, Splasho was getting ready to jump into the huge cup of water, but the cup didn't have water. He told the man who works for the show to fill up the cup of water before Splasho dives in, but the man says, "I was going to put water in that cup after you dive in!" But Splasho really wants the man to pour the water in the cup before he dives in, so the man decides to pour the water into the huge cup and Splasho finally dives into it.

    The sponsors of that episode were H, P, & 12 where Dr. Price had his new wake-up machine with the clock and the feather and The Count bought candles for the Fix-It-Shop to make Maria shocked.
  13. Pug Lover New Member

    I don't know why,but somehow the segments that scared me as a child where the occasional segments that had people or muppets moving around in fast motion to fast music.Including one where Big Bird was scurrying around his nest in fast motion.But now when I see them I can't help laughing.Another segment that bothered me as a child,was the Super Grover episode where two little boy muppets fight over an apple.It upset me the way they kept hitting eachother.If I saw that one today though,I'd probably laugh.
  14. Dantecat Active Member

    What clips do you get on #2282 and What year was that skit?
  15. ssetta Active Member

    It looks Season 6ish, but I'm not positive.
  16. Splurge Member

    I like to envision Jerry and Richard (who puppeteered those boys) mocking fighting during that scene. I like to imagine what it could have looked like if the camera pulled back and we saw the Muppeteers performing in that particular scene... just as was done during "Sex and Violence".

    What a mischievous mind have I. :D
  17. core New Member

    I was a little bit scared about the Count. Whem I was vife years old and I saw him I haven't got the nerve to wachting on Sesamstreet for wile.


    But now I realy adore him. I can't remember why I was exakley scared abaut him in the past.
    He is a wanderful muppet, but I have got my doubts if he is a model muppet for all toddlers :confused:
    I wonder perhaps the Count gets more justice if he apears by the Muppertshow or any muppetprogram for older people than in a program where many of 3-6 jears old kids watch?
  18. Swedish_Cheff New Member

    heh

    The scene on SS with the flower monster was scary. ( when they wanted to pick flowers, picked one and pulled up a monster )


    but what monster was it anyway
  19. GeeBee New Member

    The Count used to scare too when I was a child, at least he did when he first came around. I was around 5 or 6 and extremely afraid of vampires. The Count was also a bit more sinister in the beginning too. The fear certainly didn't last. It wasn't long before I got my own Count puppet and today I have several Count toys on my shelf. I think the Count was better for Sesame Street than the Muppet Show because of Sesame's emphasis on education and the convenient pun about "count".

    There were several things that scared me on Sesame Street, but none of them developed into traumas that haunt me today. I can laugh at what scared me on that show and feel that they were learning experiences. Even at its "scariest", Sesame Street was still very mild compared to other things
    out there. No lasting scars, just funny memories. That's one reason I tend to be very skeptical about the extreme self-censorship that seems to be taking place on Sesame Street today.
  20. core New Member

    I believe it inmeadiadley, but I suppose onley his clothes are shanged, or are there more changed things about him?
    Alright, but I think perhaps it's time het gets a bigger defelopment about his personality. Now his personality is very lemitted. (mebe I can start a new topic about this tread)?

    OK, granted. It's a pitty fact they censor so much, but I mean the Count deserved a bigger world than onley Sesamstreet like Kermit, he apears also in Sesamstreet and the Muppert Show both.

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