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What sketches scared you as a kid?

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

  1. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    Here's what scared me most:

    •The sketch with Oscar and Glenn Close which ends with Oscar falling back down into his can, and then a huge cloud of steam shoots out of the can as we hear Oscar screaming!
    •The song "Oh G". That little birdy's deep voice creeped me out.
    •The old, old sketch where two children are fighting over a cookie, and Cookie Monster shows up and announces that the smalles one will get the cookie. Then he shrinks himself! How's he do that??
    •The animated segment with that scary-looking schitzoid bird who doesn't like to be surprised, who looks in those three boxes he's standing on. Looking back on it, I like that segment for its looks. John Korty did a great job on that show. His is a style that's similar to, but predates, South Park.

    •The remake of the classic "Inchworm" sketch. Kermit's got quite a scary-looking cousin there.
    •I've Got You Under My Skin - I still hate to see Muppets get eaten.

    •The song segments from "The Terrible Tunnel" featured on the "Fraggle Songs" video compilation.
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  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Man! That was me favorite part.

    I just remembered this weird thing about a bird, can't gewt too specific, but it looked more like a horrid alien with spiral eyes.

    And..uh... there's one other thing that kinda bothers me (now). I saw this recent one (an Elmo's World) when I was getting out of the shower, I turned it on, and saw that Elmo had mail. It was from Telly! (I love Telly!) He had a new fish that looked JUST like him. HOW CREEPY IS THAT?!?!?! The fish said (in Telly's voice) "how about that?" Even Telly looked Creeped out! Then he started tapping on the glass!
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  3. punkNpuppets

    punkNpuppets New Member

    that'd be cool! about the Oscar thing on Christmas Eve, i used to be afraid of it. I rented it again when I was 9 (an age that I got back into SS, and you know 3rd graders, always wanna KILL the kids show characters) anyways, when i saw it again when i was 9, i fell in love with that part. I started rolling the laundry pale thing down the basement stairs, which was no problem with my parents. then i rolled a TIN TRASH CAN down the stairs (it was empty, my parents let me buy it for myself). there was a whole "WHAT WAS THAT???" reaction!
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  4. erracht

    erracht New Member

    Erin, the I Can't Find My Way animation
    is exactly the one I spoke about above,
    did you get it? The landmarks are weird
    enough (I remember that funny house with
    the flower-shaped chimeney emitting a
    cloud of smoke) but when the weird-looking
    guy with the yo-yo turns into them with
    his big face (like on the clock) that
    was just too much for me.
  5. Doozer

    Doozer New Member

    Cookie Freak Out!

    The segment that messed with me was when Cookie Monster had a nightmire about cookies in a Bakery and the Cookies started singing in an irie way, "Cookie, Cookie, Cooooookkkkiieee," Or something like that and they were attacking Cookie Monster.

    Also Ernie's Eyes after counting sheep when the Count spent the night.Eeeeh.
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  6. Doozer

    Doozer New Member


    That was suppost to be under scary Seasame Street moments. THis was my first time in the forum. Is there a way to drag it to the appropriate column?
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    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

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  8. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    I just remembered: I was also a bit rattled when I saw this sketch in which Cookie Monster had a dream that he met a giant, talking chocolate-chip cookie ... who used to be a cookie-monster himself. At least it was a dream.
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  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I remember that! They were singing about how delicious they were and they were just out of Cookie's reach! Can't remember how the song goes.
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  10. punkNpuppets

    punkNpuppets New Member

    who remembers the sketch where Big Bird has a dream where he's in a doorless, windowless room and then all these mops appear and big bird's scared but meanwhile, him and the mops then start dancing???

    well, that sketch didn't really scare me, but was anyone else scared of it???
  11. mikealan

    mikealan New Member

    My scariest memories

    Hiya fellas. I've remembered SO MANY sketches of Sesame Street and The Muppet Show that scared me the most!

    1) MUPPET LABS (PEARL BAILEY)-I first saw it on The Best of The Muppet Show Volume 13. This is the episode where Beaker eats the paper clips. As he eats them, his nose suddenly came loose!

    2) PIGS IN SPACE (PEARL BAILEY)-This is the episode where the pigs' heads turn to food. Piggy's head turns into a chocolate layer cake, Link's head turns into a cauliflower and Strangepork's head turns into a scallion. After that the announcer says, "Tune in next time for the next week's episode of PIGS IN TOOOOAAASSSTTT!"

    3) BARE-FACED ANYTHING MUPPETS-They'd freak me out as their debut on Sesame Street: Premiere episode. The first Gordon puts their faces on and they sang "Consider Yourself" from Oliver.

    4) RED HOT LETTER "I"-The huge steel block scared the heck out of me. Then at the end, the steel block was turned into an "I". Afterwards, the screen freezes to show us the "I" until this segment is over. This played scary-and-trumpet music, too.

    5) TRAFFIC LIGHT FILM-I saw that segment on #560. During the early days without traffic light, automobiles crash each other to make an explosion! That scared the heck out of me!

    6) THE TYPEWRITER GUY: U-UMBRELLA-It starts to rain, so the noo-nee-noo typewriter opens his umbrella to make himself dry. Then the rain stops, so Typewriter closes his umbrella and gets stuck himself! After a short struggle, he pops out his wheels and rides away going "Noo-nee-noo-nee-noo..."

    7) SAM THE ROBOT-I never saw him 14 years ago, but when I saw him for the first time on #536, he says, "Hi, Luis" in Bob's voice as Luis comes out of the Fix-It-Shop. Do you guys agree that Sam has the voice of Bob? I think on Muppet Central radio, Simon the Soundman has the voice of Bob, too. I didn't find out that Jerry Nelson can make voices that sound a lot like Bob!

    8) SAY THE WORD-This is the game show hosted by Guy Smiley. The mouth on the game show title scared me so much!! the blue monster and a purple Anything Muppet appear as contestants. During this sketch, the monster saying "STOP!" scared me so much.

    9) THIS IS YOUR LUNCH-I ccouldn't recall the title of that sketch. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich puppet is the FREAKIEST, because he has no eyes. The invisible outcome of the skit is that cows enter. This is kind of a game show hosted by Guy Smiley.

    10) JAZZY SPIES-these are the counting cartoons from early SS that end with the spies revealing the #'s 1-10. It starts where any sports player or whatever wearing the sponsored number comes toward us, then jazzy music plays, the numbers 1-10 flash in colors, the black fingers counting up to ten and the numbered race cars parts were fine as the Grace Slick-like voice sings, "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10." Then it changes to anything with the sponsored number (I saw #3, #4, #6, #8, #9 and #10 as a little kid and I saw #2 the most as a teen). Afterwards were numbers 1-10 flash again then to ten freaky-looking spies revealing the #'s 1-10 as the Grace Slick-like voice sings "1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-NIIIIIINNNEE-TEEEEEEENNNN!" Then after that the #'s 1-10 start growing all over the TV set!

    11) TAKE AWAY SPLASH SHOW-Do you guys remember this freaky skit? It featured a man in a blue suit starting to dive. One of his skits that scared me is where he yells, "GET MORE!" to the plumber, so he can pour the water in the huge cup, so he can dive in it.

    12) DADDY DEAR-a surreal and classic letter D animation/song. I didn't recall so much of it as a kid, until when I saw it on Sesame Street Unpaved #536 in the Museum of Television and Radio, dogs dreaming of meat, gophers hiding their candy bars doing dishes in dirty clothes and little dolly go to bed was fine, but ducks wearing ears was pretty strange and the FREAKIEST things I saw are the dandylion with a lion's head and daisies with female human's heads and feet. They are freaky!

    13) E...E...SEE...ME...EATING A PEACH-surreal classic letter E cartoon. When I first saw it as a baby, it was fine, but when I saw it again on the debut Sesame Street episode, things that are so scary are a boy looking like Cookie eating a peach and there are E's on anything that has the sound of "E". The Land Of Steam is scary! A small "e" is on the teapot and a train carries a purple "E". Would we call it "The Theme Park Of Steam"? Theme is the word that has the sound of E!

    14) THE "F" FLEA CIRCUS-This animated skit scared me where the "f" is coming to get me as a loud voice yells, "F!" It featured the ringmaster and five fleas of the fabulous flea family are Filbert, Fats, Freddie, Fannie and Floyd Flea. Floyd had the flu, so Fats fills in for him and fractures his foot, Freddie and Fannie didn't want to perform their act where they fire the field cannon on Fort Founter, so Filbert fills in for them and explodes the whole circus. At the end here's how it went:

    Ringmaster: "Filbert, you fool!"
    Filbert: "Oh, phooey!"
    Ringmaster: "Anybody wanna buy a used F?"

    15) THE Q AND THE ANTS-This is the cartoon that scared me about the letter Q. It starts where the ants discovered a huge letter on ground, so they carry it to the top of the hill as the leader ant kept saying, "Up the hill, careful. All right then, here we go! Hold up that letter!" Then they yelled "Q!!!!!!!!" with lots of pride. Afterwards, they started to lose control and lost their balance and they fell down the hill and they break the Q.

    16) OSCAR'S GROUCH TALKING DAIL-The intro background with the Oscar face scared me, then it changes to Oscar in the trash can. He first talked to an orange grouch, who likes to scribble so loud, then he talked to a female grouch, who likes to draw something rotten, then comes to a large grouch who plays the flute. The huge grouch scared me. Oscar speaks to him that he's a rotten player and the grouch says, "It's calling me, Bob!" so the grouch took off his head and Bob meets Oscar happily. Bob and Oscar talk a little while, then Bob begins to play music with his hands, letting Oscar a loud scream and shuts his can!

    17) HICKORY DICKORY DOCK-Kermit reports this nursery rhyme (which he is right next to the grandfather clock) and waits for the mouse to run up the clock. First comes a cow, which she's off to the barn, then comes a duck which he says, "Are you sure you wouldn't beat the Hickory Dickory Duck?" and Kermit tells the duck to beat it. Finally, a horse arrives and explains that the mouse cannot make it, so he runs to the clock and wrecks the clock in pieces! Freaky!

    For my very own opinion of the "D" and "E" segments, I love watching them as a kid, but as a teen, they were so freaky!
  12. BlueAM

    BlueAM New Member

    Come to think of it, I was scared of the scene when Oscar fell down the stairs in "Christmas Eve on Sesame Street", too!

    By the way, can you describe the AMs from "Consider Yourself" more clearly? Be sure to include skin color, shape of their heads, hair, acessories, etc., if you would.

    And also, was there ever a picture of these AMs?


    "Up, up, and away, in my beautiful balloon."
  13. mikealan

    mikealan New Member

    Are you guys scared of Sam the Robot, race cars/spies series, Daddy Dear, "E...E...See me...eating a peach", The F Flea Circus, Muppet Labs and Pigs In Space episodes on the Pearl Bailey episode, The Q and the Ants, Traffic Light film, Take Away Splash Show, Red Hot I, the Hickory Dickory Dock sketch, the street segment with Oscar and Bob in a grouch's constume, Say the Word and This Is Your Lunch???

    Please let me know!

    Now, here are my extra scary moments:

    THERE'S A UFO TOWARD YA-The background is outer space. Then any shape (like a circle, a square, or a rectangle) appears. Then a kid off-screen counts the sides of any shape and then the other off-screen voice (sounds like David's) tells the kid what the shape is and the he says any shape. Finally, the scariest part of all is that the sides of the shape are coming to get me while the shape floats in the air and disappears.

    SPLURGE-I was just kinda scared of him at age 11. When I saw him on the video "Hey, Cinderella" last month, he dances with some people wearing costumes!

    KEEP FISHIN'-It was playing at Hot Skates! It was performed by Weezer along with Kermit, Pepe, Gonzo and others. Most of the kids were interested in something else, but not ME!!!
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  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Some more I remembered

    There were these series of clips, I can't recall, but they were animated segments about numbers (Maria probably did the V.O.) and one in particular scared the ever loving crap out of me. They had 8 bats, and they played scary organ music, and the cartoon bats would fly towards the viewer. I always cringed at that moment.

    There was some live action film about saxa phones being made. it didn't bother me too much, but at one point they showed a close up of tis REALLY UGLY GUY (had it been a woman, ikt would be scarier) and that always freaked me out. And the end VO when it says "SAXAPHONE"
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  15. punkNpuppets

    punkNpuppets New Member

    what's so scary about that?
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  16. mikealan

    mikealan New Member

    Well, the video wasn't scary,...but this playing at Hot Skates TERRIFIED ME!!
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  17. punkNpuppets

    punkNpuppets New Member

  18. mikealan

    mikealan New Member

    You see, PunkNPuppets, I just want to talk about the stuff from The Muppets and Sesame Street that scared me, that's all!
  19. punkNpuppets

    punkNpuppets New Member

    actually this thread is just for sketches on ss that scared you
  20. mikealan

    mikealan New Member

    Sorry! I mean, were you guys scared of these SS sketches I typed in that made me scared?

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