History NightmareFuel / SesameStreet

1st May '16 10:46:57 AM UtterCourt
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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuZ9MbSGXZI seemingly-pointless cartoon from the 70s]] that features a woman in profile's features randomly morphing, accompanied by loud whizzing Moog synthesizer sound effects. Even worse is the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBqUIBCI4gQ male]] version with its deeper synth sounds and more horrific facial distortions.

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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuZ9MbSGXZI seemingly-pointless cartoon from the 70s]] that features a woman in profile's features randomly morphing, accompanied by loud whizzing Moog synthesizer sound effects. Even worse is the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBqUIBCI4gQ male]] version with its deeper synth sounds and more horrific facial distortions.Just remember to watch it with your own risk. Period. Exclamation markJ
30th Apr '16 10:32:05 PM 10-13-2
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* One vintage sketch, "10 Clowns", features an ''extremely'' misguided clown character. It's bad enough that a clown car tears around wildly in the parking lot while raucous circus music plays, and when the car screeches to a stop and the ten clowns pour out, each saying their number in progressively deeper voices. But the low point is the tenth and final clown: he is more ape than human, moving right at the camera on all fours and bellowing in a voice that reminds one of demonic possession. You don't have to be afraid of clowns to be terrified of ''this'' gorilla-like bozo.

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* One vintage sketch, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh8JEL8qwcM "10 Clowns", Clowns"]], features an ''extremely'' misguided clown character. It's bad enough that a clown car tears around wildly in the parking lot while raucous circus music plays, and when the car screeches to a stop and the ten clowns pour out, each saying their number in progressively deeper voices. But the low point is the tenth and final clown: he is more ape than human, moving right at the camera on all fours and bellowing in a voice that reminds one of demonic possession. You don't have to be afraid of clowns to be terrified of ''this'' gorilla-like bozo.
30th Apr '16 10:29:23 PM 10-13-2
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS5SWByK0Uk King Minus]] was a play on the story of King Midas, but instead of turning everything to gold, everything he touched disappeared. It ends with him accidentally making the princess he was trying to rescue vanish.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS5SWByK0Uk King Minus]] was a play on the story of King Midas, but instead of turning everything to gold, everything he touched disappeared. It ends with him accidentally making the princess he was trying to rescue vanish.vanish.
* One vintage sketch, "10 Clowns", features an ''extremely'' misguided clown character. It's bad enough that a clown car tears around wildly in the parking lot while raucous circus music plays, and when the car screeches to a stop and the ten clowns pour out, each saying their number in progressively deeper voices. But the low point is the tenth and final clown: he is more ape than human, moving right at the camera on all fours and bellowing in a voice that reminds one of demonic possession. You don't have to be afraid of clowns to be terrified of ''this'' gorilla-like bozo.
30th Apr '16 10:13:22 PM 10-13-2
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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkIXaMap9-A Bigger Than the World!]] animated sketch which involves a frog trying to prove to a giant ox that she can be much bigger than the ox. So, the frog starts to constantly puff herself up until she was as huge as a beach ball and when she finally states that she has become bigger than the world, [[spoiler:the frog suddenly explodes]].

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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkIXaMap9-A Bigger Than the World!]] animated sketch which involves a frog trying to prove to a giant ox that she can be much bigger than the ox. So, the frog starts to constantly puff herself up until she was as huge as a beach ball and when she finally states that she has become bigger than the world, [[spoiler:the frog suddenly explodes]]. It's directly inspired by one of Aesop's Fables, which were originally [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids never intended for children]].
30th Apr '16 9:58:04 PM 10-13-2
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30th Apr '16 9:56:39 PM 10-13-2
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** [[FridgeHorror It gets worse if you think about it.]] The king's obsession with everything numbering eight suggests that [[spoiler: he might have had the ninth daughter aborted if he'd known she was going to be a girl. Or that he wanted a boy, which in its own way is just as disturbing.]]
3rd Apr '16 4:51:21 PM jaredthedecimator
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*** In the 90's, the sketch was trimmed a bit and music was added during the more frightening parts.
23rd Mar '16 3:41:46 PM lalalei2001
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* This is so prevalent that there's a [[http://www.muppetcentral.com/forum/threads/what-sketches-scared-you-as-a-kid.356/ huge forum thread]] on a Muppet forum over what sketches scared posters the most.
23rd Mar '16 3:34:10 PM lalalei2001
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGqtyXrh3-Y This skit]] from the mid 1990's. We've got a night light that produces the sound of electricity crackling, a thunderstorm, a creepy robot, and a creepy cat. The lighting when dad brings his kid back into the room and sets him back into bed is creepy because of the bright light and the shadow it casts. Midway through the skit is a Jaws-like riff followed by the sound of the robot and the skit ends (seemingly) with every toy coming to life and producing a creepy meoldy.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGqtyXrh3-Y This skit]] from the mid 1990's. We've got a night light that produces the sound of electricity crackling, a thunderstorm, a creepy robot, and a creepy cat. The lighting when dad brings his kid back into the room and sets him back into bed is creepy because of the bright light and the shadow it casts. Midway through the skit is a Jaws-like riff followed by the sound of the robot and the skit ends (seemingly) with every toy coming to life and producing a creepy meoldy.melody.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS5SWByK0Uk King Minus]] was a play on the story of King Midas, but instead of turning everything to gold, everything he touched disappeared. It ends with him accidentally making the princess he was trying to rescue vanish.
23rd Mar '16 2:58:03 PM Briguy52748
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* There's a really old skit where the Count goes to Charlie's Restaurant, and asks Grover for hot dogs, just to count them. When Grover refuses to get more, because he won't eat them, the Count forces him by hypnosis. Then, Grover runs in fast motion for hot dogs until he faints. The Count's hypnotic power proved so scary for kids that CTW removed it. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLDr_s5pcVU Here's the skit!]] by Lost Media!
** I forgot how disturbing this was! Seeing Grover running in fast motion until he fainted was a bit creepy!
** Another [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH62UQ8pSR4 sketch]] has the Count sleeping over at Ernie and Bert's place, and keeping Ernie awake by counting sheep. In the morning, an extremely haggard, zombie-like Ernie emerges, in a daze and still counting. ("Forty-three thousand...eight hundred and ninety-one...forty-three thousand...eight-hundred and ninety-two...")
** Though the way Ernie randomly interjects "Sheep." in the same dazed monotone when Bert tries to get his attention might be funny enough to be NightmareRetardant.

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* There's The Count, especially in early skits, with his power of hypnosis to get people to do what he wanted or to get them to stay out of his way. Two examples included:
** In one of his earliest appearances, Ernie was building
a really old skit where pyramid of blocks and wanted to take a picture of his creation, asking Bert to make sure nobody disturbs it while retrieving the camera. However, the Count goes walks in and begins moving the blocks; when Bert tries to stop Count, he is whammied. Later, when Ernie returns and scolds Count, he, too, gets zapped, while Count finishes his counting.
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Charlie's Restaurant, and asks Restaurant skit from early 1973 where, after admitting to waiter Grover for that he had no intent to eat his hot dogs, just dogs and that he simply wanted to count them. When them (the skit was about simple addition), Grover refuses balks at getting him more. Before Grover can ask the bouncer to get more, because he won't eat them, have the Count forces thrown out and asked not to return, the Count zaps Grover, telling him by hypnosis. Then, "Go, go and bring me another hot dog." In a trance, Grover runs in fast motion for says, "Yes ... sir!" before fast-action music and film show Grover bringing out more and more hot dogs until he faints. The and the Count having the time of his life, before an exhausted Grover succumbs to delirium. Although intended to be comedy (due to the fast-action sequence of Grover getting hot dogs), the Count's hypnotic power proved so scary for kids that CTW removed it. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLDr_s5pcVU Here's the skit!]] by Lost Media!
** I forgot how disturbing this was! Seeing Grover running in fast motion until he fainted was a bit creepy!
The skit can be viewed here.]]
** Another [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH62UQ8pSR4 sketch]] has the Count sleeping over at Ernie and Bert's place, and keeping Ernie awake by counting sheep. In the morning, an extremely haggard, zombie-like Ernie emerges, in a daze and still counting. ("Forty-three thousand...eight hundred and ninety-one...forty-three thousand...eight-hundred and ninety-two...")
**
") Though the way Ernie randomly interjects "Sheep." in the same dazed monotone when Bert tries to get his attention might be funny enough to be NightmareRetardant.
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