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What sketches scared you as a kid?

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

  1. bigjeffy

    bigjeffy New Member

    Lol,Little Chrissy,(that's his name),was halarious when he was active one Sesame Street.God I miss that muppet and Christopher Cerf writing songs for Sesame Street.:(.

    P.S.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55BTP70zNDE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZIC0CTw4WQ&mode=related&search

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cze1_cWdF5s

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvaAb9g7Go

    Hope that doesn't make you scared of him anymore!
  2. bigjeffy

    bigjeffy New Member

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7m4whqRCJE

    There you go!
  3. squirrelboy

    squirrelboy New Member

    I got another scary one,

    This is the sketch on "Y" is for yak. When I saw this one years ago, I thought it was interesting to see a yak doing a cartoon on the letter Y, doing words such as "Yak, You, Yes". At least that's until I saw the ending of this one where the narrator says to the yak that you are a "yakkity yakkity, yak", which ticked off the yak and caused him to charge at the camera. The blood-shot eyes of the yak was what really gave me quite the scare. That really freaked me out.

    Now when I see that same sketch on youtube, it doesn't scare me anymore.

    squirrelboy
  4. Nyperold

    Nyperold Member

    Who Are the Insects In Your Neighborhood?

    Man, I can see the shark, even! But I can't remember what he sang...

    "Ahhhh, my glasses!"

    No, he first asked "Can you help me push?", and she said "Noooo..." and after he struggles a bit more, then he asks, "Can you help me?" and she manages it by pulling the plug on the elephant, sending it inside by the power of air pressure. Then he gets inside the same way.
  5. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    All correct! Yes it was The Insects In Your Neighborhood. I have it on DVD now and it doesn't bother me so much. The insects are obviously not real! Lol The shark was singing about his "pearly white teeth." I've seen the sketch recently and it doesn't bother me now either.

    HOWEVER, I recently saw a screengrab of that stupid cartoon and I know it would still bother me! Lol The same with the claymation chair, I just don't like Claymation!
  6. fairyraingirl

    fairyraingirl New Member

    Out of any scketches I can rememeber, the Egyptian Ernie dancing with Ernie and Bert didn't believe him. I remember crying when seeing this one. The music at the beginning of the scketch is creepy. Thinking about this creeps me out!

    Also the Alphabet Chat guy scared me. And Don Music thrashing around his piano. Thank you god for getting rid of him!
  7. JLG

    JLG Member

    About that bizarro "beak man" cartoon---

    No, he first asked "Can you help me push?", and she said "Noooo..." and after he struggles a bit more, then he asks, "Can you help me?" and she manages it by pulling the plug on the elephant, sending it inside by the power of air pressure. Then he gets inside the same way.[/quote]

    I don't remember him saying the word "push" either, but he definitely said "Can you...help..me?" in a weird, broken way. And yeah, the eerily expressionless little girl goes "Nooo..." It's creepy the way she just stands there staring at him, then just walks over and pulls the "plug". (Cold little wretch!:p )
    And it's creepy how the man has this odd beak-like mouth and it's just supposed to be taken for granted. And those cold, washed-out colors are creepy. And that dark doorway is creepy. And that eyeless little girl is creepy.

    Okay, the whole thing is creepy.
    I would definitely nominate it for a spot in a Top 50 List of Weirdest Sesame Street Films. (and that's saying something! :rolleyes: )

    Thanks to both of you for remembering this, too! The eyelessness of that little girl so intrigued me as a kid that I created my own eyeless little cartoon girl modeled after her. I haven't seen the film in years but I suppose maybe it was just low contrast that kept us from seeing her very small eyes on screen very well, but the overall effect of eyelessness remains in my mind.
  8. fozziefan

    fozziefan New Member

    After watching the "Old School" DVDs, other scary memories have come to mind.

    1) Actually, I'd never seen this sketch until I watched the Old School DVDs which is a good thing cuz it would have scared me to death as a kid. I still found it pretty disturbing as an adult. Anyhow, an AM is sitting at a desk and there's a knock at his office door. The door opens and in walks a set of teeth (voiced by Jim Henson). It turns out the teeth are looking for a job and the AM asks him if he can do certain things which other body parts can do. He says he can't but that there's one thing he can do that the others can't. The AM asks him about it and the teeth proceed to chase him around the office trying to bite him. The desk and the entire office are destroyed in the process. Again, I'm very glad I only saw this for the first time as an adult because I'd have been scarred for life otherwise!

    2) This animated bit is from when I was little and I don't think anyone else has mentioned it. A man is standing behind a table and he has a toaster and some slices of bread. He shows us how the two pieces of bread look the same. Then he puts one slice in the toaster. When it pops up he takes it out and compares it to the other saying that now it's different and the sketch ends (and this was the scary part) with him shouting that it's also "VERY HOT!!!!!" Not sure why this scared me so much but it just did.

    3) Captain Breakfast used to REALLY freak me out. Thankfully he only was in one sketch that I know of so I didn't have to worry about seeing him very often. I think the reason he scared me so much was because he looked alot like Guy Smiley but with brown hair and something about Guy and the other "human" muppets like him always frightened me.

    Am I the only one to have been terrorized by these sketches?
  9. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Absolutely! I used to cover my face or run out of the room if that thing came on! It was a combination of things, how weird that guy looked and how that girl wasn't helping him at all. Then when the elephant deflated and flew into the door along with the guy, I thought the guy had gotten deflated too, so that really creeped me out! And the girl just seemed to stand there smiling!

    And what was the point of it all??!! What were we supposed to learn from this? Don't trust creepy little eyeless girls who won't help you push your elephant through the door?
  10. Nyperold

    Nyperold Member

    Well, I don't remember the first, but I do remember the other two. They didn't scare me, but...

    The really odd thing about Capt. B is that he's so into the importance of breakfast that he doesn't realize when it's about noon. By then, I would guess that he should either be working on breakfast-promotion methods, or heading west so he's promoting it in the right time zone. Or working at an IHOP. Or maybe even taking the rest of the day off. Here, Captain Breakfast. Have a watch.
  11. superboober

    superboober Member


    Exactly. I think the point may have been asking nicely for assistance might get you it, but it is admittedly rather muddled with that one. Not to mention their voices are uneasy to listen to anyway, and thus the discomfort level is ratcheted up higher. This may have been one of those sketches where they actually were pilled when they wrote it.
  12. bigjeffy

    bigjeffy New Member

    I thought of another.

    Toys coming to live - Does anybody remember that film where a boys Dad tucks him into bed and the minute the Dad shuts the door and the boy falls asleep all these toys start coming alive and the boy looks really freaked out?That one usedd to FRIGHTEN me when I was little and I haven't seen that in a long time.Does anybody remember that one?
  13. Nyperold

    Nyperold Member

    Well, the way I remember it, it sounds more like, "When you ask for help, don't limit how you may be helped to just 'more of what you're already doing'."

    Ooh, vaguely. And I can see that scaring someone, definitely.

    Also, I can imagine the one where this kid's dog, Sparky, is using shadow distortion to pretend to be an alligator as being scary. (Now, am I misremembering it, or did they add a "ding" to the kid's wink? I may be confusing it with the simply-drawn little girl whose sand castle gets knocked over by waves, so she rebuilds farther inland. I know that one had an added "ding".)
  14. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    "I'm afraid of getting thinner/Won't you please become my dinner?" Yeesh...it seems as if whoever wrote Sparky's song for that cartoon intended to scare kids' pajama-pants off.
  15. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member


    That's almost as bad as Captain Vegetable's obsession with forcing crunchy vegetables on kids like Eddie, whose favorite food (spaghetti) is already healthy...and usually contains vegetables already (tomato sauce may not crunch, but it's still healthy and made from a vegetable). Excuse me, Captain Vegetable; here's a dictionary. Go look up "perspective."
  16. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Well, as much as I like spaghetti and as healthy as it can be, you shouldn't eat it "whenever you can." It's starchy and very filling, it's how you gain weight. So perhaps as a compromise, Captain V should have recommended some vegetable lasagna, every once and awhile. :halo:
  17. squirrelboy

    squirrelboy New Member

    Here's one I am sure "all" of you have seen once or twice that's scary.

    1) It starts off in what looks like a hang-out (for gangsters), and there's these two muppets sitting at a table when Lefty (I believe) came up to the door, and the knock he was supposed to use was three knocks. Once he finally got it, the other muppets let him in, and they wen't out the door (reason - I don't know), and now Lefty was supposed to open/unlock the door after three knocks, but instead - he leaves and saying: "I didn't wan't to play this game in the first place!" and takes off, leaving the others outside of the door. What a scary skit - for early Sesame Street, I will tell you.

    On a side note: For some odd reason, when the sketch involving a piece of metal (or whatever it was) being made into a letter "I" didn't scare me - in fact, I thought that was really clever how you can make stuff like letters with rock/metal/whatever. I can understand that the odd music they used for that segment can make it frightning, but I wasn't scared of it! Just thought I should share my thoughts.

    squirrelboy
  18. bigjeffy

    bigjeffy New Member

    I saw that on Youtube.That that is scarey.As a matter of fact,I think I saw that when I was little too,though I don't remember being freaked out by it.
  19. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Yeah the music at the beginning and then at the end when they're banging on the door trying to get back in. Disconcerting for some reason! Lol
  20. Nyperold

    Nyperold Member

    Yeah. Y'know, vegetables are a sometimes food. (Unless you're a vegan, in which case, disregard. ;) )


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