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What sketches scared you as a kid?

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

  1. ISNorden Active Member

    Yeah, I'd love to hear Cookie Monster sing some parody to Captain V:

    "True, your all-veggie habit
    make sense, 'cause you're a rabbit--buuuuut
    for me, they just a sometimes food!"
  2. bigjeffy New Member

    I thought of another

    The Word Is No - Those big lips freaked me out when I was little.
  3. squirrelboy New Member

    I have a few more scary clips to share:

    1) If moon was cookie song, sung by Cookie Monster himself. It took me quite a while to get over Cookie eating the moon, mainly because I kept looking up in the sky every night, to make sure the moon was still there. Sounds odd - I know.

    2) Any sketch that they would use a letter from the alphabet and flip it over to show us it looks the same upside-down. Like: "H, I, N, O, S, X and Z". I believe during that time Prarie Dawn did those skethes, and she would be hanging - upside-down! Scared the you-know-what out of me.

    I'll think of more,
    squirrelboy
  4. heralde Well-Known Member

    I've always loved the "If Moon was Cookie" song, but the video always scared me. Just the part where all the light goes out and all you see is Cookie's eyeballs. I remember having a nightmare about that! Wow, this takes me back. It doesn't bother me now though.
  5. ms prairie dawn New Member

    I have no idea but when I was a kid & I would see Snuffy and they played that music as he walked, it wouldn't really scare me much, but I would feel really weirded out by it...
  6. Soul H New Member

    Join the club. Many users were afraid of "The Word Is No". :eek:

  7. bigjeffy New Member

    Do you think their is a club that involves users scared of "Wet Paint" and also where is the club for "The Word Is No"?
  8. bigjeffy New Member

    Lol,I used to see that one all the time when I was little.I always found it funny when you just see Cookie's googely eyes after he ate the moon.I can see why you got freaked out by Cookie eating the moon though.BTW,I just found this on Youtube about 5 months ago.
  9. squirrelboy New Member

    Here's an intersting, yet scary sketch:

    It's based on a talking chair talking about the word "SIT". It's actually not a half bad skit, until the ending is shown, where a monster/giant sees the chair and reads the word "sit", and sits down on the chair, almost crushing the chair. And from what I remember, the chair says: "(muffled) maybe some other time! (straining)".

    squirrelboy
  10. Mokeystar Member

    Okay, since I’m an “old school-er”, these ones are all from the 70s. :)

    1. Sammy the Snake (the one who looked and sounded like the letter “S”.) I still have a hard time watching Sammy. :)
    2. The cartoon of the snake that talked about the “sound of the letter S”. You could only see his face during most of the clip, until the end when it’s revealed that he’s a snake.
    3. David as a snake charmer (Is anyone seeing a snake trend here?) :). He is sitting between two baskets while playing a wind instrument. As he plays, the number 12 comes squiggling out of each of the baskets, like they’re snakes. I mostly couldn’t STAND the creepy factor of this clip because the music was so weird and David was so serious….
    4. As mentioned before, the Dragnet “W” clip. Don’t know what scared me…. I think it’s cool now.
    5. The morphing face cartoon. The clip shows a face that changes with a creepy squeaking sound in the background.
    6. Beautiful Day Monster. Like Sammy the Snake, he gave me nightmares for years. In my opinion, the clip with the “B” was the scariest thing ever on Sesame Street.
    7. Grover and the word "GROW". When it grew really big and exploded at the end, that was enough to scare the daylights out of me.
    Same thing with the imaginary balloon bursting at the end of that classic E and B clip.

    A lot of other clips made me feel uneasy, but those are the few that really scared me.
  11. Mokeystar Member

    Actually, I remember it wasn't the "word" GROW, it was the capital letter G that grew and made a horrible croaking sound. I think the sound effects and the exploding at the end were edited out in later episodes. I recall seeing this on YouTube, and I think the sound effect was replaced with a different, more happy little tune.
  12. bigjeffy New Member

    Here's another I thought of.

    Exploring in your closet - It didn't exactly "scare" me though the animation kinda weired me out when I was little.
  13. mikebennidict New Member


    No the scary sounds remained though they did add extra music.


    I sued to hide whenever that skit aired.
  14. Son of Enik Member

    I'm not alone!!


    You have made my day! I thought I was the only one scared of Sammy The Snake...thank you!! I agree with most of your picks...but Beautiful Day Monster didn't scare me for some reason. Anyway, thank you again, I don't feel so alone anymore!!
  15. Soul H New Member

    Oh, I'm sorry I was using a figure of speech when I said "join the club".
  16. bigjeffy New Member

    Oh,now I get it.:D
  17. Mokeystar Member

    Son of Enik (big hug), :) You are very welcome.
    You are far from being alone. Several years ago, I was on a now defunct posting board. On the board, we had a whole thread about Sammy and people who were afraid of him as children. I remember one girl posted that when he came on, she'd run out of the room and hide in her closet...and just to be a big pain, her bro would turn up the volume full blast so she'd have to hear him!
    My sisters would tease me about being afraid of him, but they never went that far. Nevertheless, I still couldn't stand watching that clip. When I was a kid, I used to think he lived in our garage and was waiting in the wings to spring out at me someday. Then my mom explained to me that he lived in New York on Sesame Street and couldn't possibly be living in our garage. :) That didn't help ease my fears a bit, but I've got to hand it to mom for at least trying.
    I don't know what it is about him..... He wasn't blatantly scary looking, but he was definitely scary to me. So, embrace your fear of Sammy and know you're not alone. ;)
  18. heralde Well-Known Member

    I don't remember seeing Sammy the Snake as a kid, but when I watch him now I can see how he might have scared me. Personally I think what makes him kinda creepy for me is the dark background. I don't he would be as scary with a more colorful background. Of course, that couldn't really be helped, you had to hide the puppeteer (and those matted in backgrounds always looked so fake).
  19. Son of Enik Member

    I feel sooo much better!!

    Mokeystar, you have made me feel better than you could possibly imagine. (big hug back!!) I used to have intense nightmares about Sammy when I was little or I would be dreaming of something nice and he would invade my dreams. My brothers and sister were scared of him as well, and I thought we were the only ones for years. (But only I am a member here, hence I didn't mention them before) I think it was the combination of the dark backgound, the mega-close up of his face as the song begins, and as I have stated before...I am deathly afraid of snakes and always have been anyway.
    Again Mokeystar, thank you (Hugs again!) years of pain have been eased.
  20. Mokeystar Member

    You're welcome a zillion times over, Son of Enik. It's nice when you find someone who understands, innit? I'm so glad I made you feel better! You made me feel better, too.

    I absolutely understand the Sammy nightmares, as I had them, also. I remember each one vividly, even though I dreamt them about 30 years ago. And I TOTALLY understand how the opening with the close up of his face scared you. And how the black background creeped you out. Another thing that creeped me was seeing the "sssssssss's" floating out of his mouth. Gaaaaah!:eek:

    Well, I'm here any time you would like to purge your Sammy thoughts and nightmares from the past. :D My therapy sessions and hugs are always on the house. :)

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