History NightmareFuel / SesameStreet

30th Nov '16 12:08:17 PM JRSL88
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpvnvudDGMw this video]] can be scary to anyone with [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Ophidiophobia]].

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpvnvudDGMw this This video]] can be scary to anyone with [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Ophidiophobia]].
30th Nov '16 8:46:37 AM JRSL88
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* One song from the late 70's called "[[https://youtu.be/hdNqaFaqkX4 In and Out Fever]]" may have been intended to be a catchy disco dance song, though it could be frightening since the song is played in a minor key, and not to mention all the characters in it are monsters, plus the light glare is red giving the impression that it takes place in Hell.

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* One song from the late 70's called "[[https://youtu.be/hdNqaFaqkX4 In and Out Fever]]" may have been intended to be a catchy disco dance song, though it could be frightening since the song is played in a minor key, and not to mention all the characters in it are monsters, plus the light glare is red giving the impression that it takes place in Hell.Hell.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpvnvudDGMw this video]] can be scary to anyone with [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Ophidiophobia]].
20th Nov '16 7:43:49 PM DocStone
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* A frequently cited example of this is the sketch where Bert and Ernie are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yiqGtZXCmQ exploring a pyramid]]. In it, there's a really creepy looking statue that looks almost identical to Ernie that moves and talks in a severely creepy voice when Bert's not in the room.

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* A frequently cited example of this is the sketch where Bert and Ernie are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yiqGtZXCmQ exploring a pyramid]]. In it, there's a really creepy looking statue that looks almost identical to Ernie that moves and talks in a severely creepy voice when Bert's not in the room. The fact that the usually care-free and silly-hearted Ernie is genuinely afraid doesn't do much to reassure younger reviews that the sketch is all in good fun.
19th Nov '16 8:33:45 PM ZePappyPawtrol
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* This skit from the 70's it's a cartoon featuring a bird and elephant skeleton in a locker room putting each other skins on each other, it is so creepy and weird! [[https://youtu.be/Y6P0OqVKqUg]]

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* This skit from the 70's it's a cartoon featuring a bird and elephant skeleton in a locker room putting each other skins on each other, it is so creepy and weird! [[https://youtu.be/Y6P0OqVKqUg]]be/Y6P0OqVKqUg]]
* One song from the late 70's called "[[https://youtu.be/hdNqaFaqkX4 In and Out Fever]]" may have been intended to be a catchy disco dance song, though it could be frightening since the song is played in a minor key, and not to mention all the characters in it are monsters, plus the light glare is red giving the impression that it takes place in Hell.
15th Nov '16 10:51:47 AM Lovetheclassics72
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPQvjKhgRjY These]] skits with Gordon and Linda making sign language words seem rather tame, until you get to the one where they say the word "disappear". After Gordon does indeed disappear, he manages to say the word one last time and you could swear he says it from the bounds of Hell! For that matter the look of Linda after being hit by the pie is also rather unnerving.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPQvjKhgRjY These]] skits with Gordon and Linda making sign language words seem rather tame, until you get to the one where they say the word "disappear". After Gordon does indeed disappear, he manages to say the word one last time and you could swear he says it from the bounds of Hell! For that matter the look of Linda after being hit by the pie is also rather unnerving.unnerving.
* This skit from the 70's it's a cartoon featuring a bird and elephant skeleton in a locker room putting each other skins on each other, it is so creepy and weird! [[https://youtu.be/Y6P0OqVKqUg]]
11th Nov '16 9:00:33 AM ZePappyPawtrol
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* [[http://www.sesamestreet.org/video_player/-/pgpv/videoplayer/0/3327d4df-1553-11dd-8ea8-a3d2ac25b65b "Excuse Me Chair"]]: The dark lighting, the weird sound effects, and the extreme close-up when the chair finally finds its glasses help make this one of the more disturbing sketches in the Sesame Street repertoire.

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* [[http://www.sesamestreet.org/video_player/-/pgpv/videoplayer/0/3327d4df-1553-11dd-8ea8-a3d2ac25b65b "Excuse Me Chair"]]: Marty the Chair]]: The dark lighting, the weird sound effects, and the extreme close-up when the chair finally finds its glasses help make this one of the more disturbing sketches in the Sesame Street repertoire.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPQvjKhgRjY These]] skits with Gordon and Linda making sign language words seem rather tame, until you get to the one where they say the word "disappear". After Gordon does indeed disappear, he manages to say the word one last time and you could swear he says it from the bounds of Hell! For that matter the look of Linda after being hit by the pie is also rather unnerving.
* [[https://youtu.be/O5XjYnTjBag This odd little claymation sketch]]...well, according to some of the comments, it's pretty scary.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPQvjKhgRjY These]] skits with Gordon and Linda making sign language words seem rather tame, until you get to the one where they say the word "disappear". After Gordon does indeed disappear, he manages to say the word one last time and you could swear he says it from the bounds of Hell! For that matter the look of Linda after being hit by the pie is also rather unnerving.
* [[https://youtu.be/O5XjYnTjBag This odd little claymation sketch]]...well, according to some of the comments, it's pretty scary.
unnerving.
10th Nov '16 8:28:56 PM ZePappyPawtrol
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPQvjKhgRjY These]] skits with Gordon and Linda making sign language words seem rather tame, until you get to the one where they say the word "disappear". After Gordon does indeed disappear, he manages to say the word one last time and you could swear he says it from the bounds of Hell! For that matter the look of Linda after being hit by the pie is also rather unnerving.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPQvjKhgRjY These]] skits with Gordon and Linda making sign language words seem rather tame, until you get to the one where they say the word "disappear". After Gordon does indeed disappear, he manages to say the word one last time and you could swear he says it from the bounds of Hell! For that matter the look of Linda after being hit by the pie is also rather unnerving.unnerving.
* [[https://youtu.be/O5XjYnTjBag This odd little claymation sketch]]...well, according to some of the comments, it's pretty scary.
6th Nov '16 2:29:47 PM RashandFierce
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* The part that was frightening kids in the song, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0lCmXLy7JI "Be My D"]] was the loud voice of Radio DJ anything muppet named Bushman Bill (who introduced the song). Although Bushman Bill can terrified kids, They can agree that song was nice and catchy.

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* The part that was frightening kids in the song, song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0lCmXLy7JI "Be My D"]] was has the loud voice of a Radio DJ anything muppet Anything Muppet named Bushman Bill (who introduced introduces the song). Although Bushman Bill can terrified kids, They can agree that is a bit freaky, the song was itself is nice and catchy.



* Another unsettling G skit [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1WYCa9OJjU]] has Grover next to a foam-rubber G as he talks about the various G words and how important they are. As he talks, the G begins move back and forth, and moreso, groan in a rather alarming way, all unnoticed by Grover of course. By the time he gets to the word "grow" at 1:40 the G begins to grow at an alarming rate as well as constantly growling; Grover finally runs offstage before the letter explodes.

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* Another unsettling G skit [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1WYCa9OJjU]] has Grover next to a foam-rubber G as he talks about the various G words and how important they are. As he talks, the G begins move back and forth, and moreso, more so, groan in a rather alarming way, all unnoticed by Grover of course. By the time he gets to the word "grow" at 1:40 the G begins to grow at an alarming rate as well as constantly growling; Grover finally runs offstage before the letter explodes. Like the Ernie and Bert pyramid skit above, music was added later on to make the skit less 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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** 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.also counting, implying that the Count had used his power on him. ("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.



* [[http://images.wikia.com/muppet/images/9/9b/Firstsnuffy.jpg The first Snuffleupagus puppet]]. Just... what were they thinking?!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG-0_p_yefg Here is an orange with a face made out of random stuff]]. She sings opera. And then her face explodes.

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* [[http://images.wikia.com/muppet/images/9/9b/Firstsnuffy.jpg The first Snuffleupagus Snuffy puppet]]. Just... [[TechnicolorEyes what were were]] [[UncannyValley they thinking?!
thinking]]?!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG-0_p_yefg Here is an orange with a face made out of random stuff]]. She sings opera.[[Theatre/{{Carmen}} opera]]. And then her face explodes.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcxsrTJ2Dhg These kids]] are seen running and hiding from a ''giant fucking mutant rabbit''. Even worse is when the funky BGM stops dead in its tracks when the kids hide behind trees and the rabbit passes by without seeing them, and then continues on as if nothing happened once it passes (and the kids run off).

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcxsrTJ2Dhg These kids]] are seen running and hiding from a ''giant fucking mutant rabbit''.[[KillerRabbit rabbit]]''. Even worse is when the funky BGM stops dead in its tracks when the kids hide behind trees and the rabbit passes by without seeing them, and then continues on as if nothing happened once it passes (and the kids run off).



* The Martians (or ''Yip-Yips'', as they're known to some tropers) have frightened many children over the years. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTc3PsW5ghQ Here]] is a typical Martian segment. It may have to do with their protruding lower jaws, their spastic shivering movements, their tenuous grasp on the English language and unsettling way of speaking, or the implication that they can teleport in from anywhere at any time they please, or even ''[[ParanoiaFuel turn invisible]]''. The creepy music and sound effects that plays throughout the skits made things worse. And of course, it doesn't help that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMs5GAvMTKU Kermit is terrified of them]].
* The Christmas special "Elmo Saves Christmas" has the Easter bunny, who's surprisingly pretty creepy with the uncanny appearance: he's a guy in a bunny suit with a creepy smoker's voice (portrayed by Harvey Fierstein). It kind of makes you wonder how many kids were traumatized by this guy.

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* The Martians (or ''Yip-Yips'', as they're known to some tropers) have frightened many children over the years. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTc3PsW5ghQ Here]] is a typical Martian segment. It may have to do with their protruding lower jaws, their spastic shivering movements, their tenuous grasp on the English language and unsettling way of speaking, or the implication that they can teleport in from anywhere at any time they please, or even ''[[ParanoiaFuel turn invisible]]''. The creepy music and sound effects that plays throughout the skits made things worse. And of course, it doesn't help that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMs5GAvMTKU Kermit is terrified of them]].
them]]. However, some can find the part in the telephone skit where the Martians imitate the sound of the phone ringing NightmareRetardant.
* The Christmas special "Elmo Saves Christmas" has the Easter bunny, Bunny, who's surprisingly pretty creepy with the uncanny appearance: he's a guy in a bunny suit with a creepy smoker's voice (portrayed by Harvey Fierstein). It kind of makes you wonder how many kids were traumatized by this guy.



* In the "Kids' Favorite Songs 2" video, there's a giant meatball rolling all over Sesame Street after Snuffy [[ItMakesSenseInContext sneezes on his spaghetti]]. He chases it all over Sesame Street. At first it's funny, but near the end, it gets creepy. Rosita, Baby Bear, and the lamb run to a safe place and warn Elmo to get out of the way of the meatball. Elmo doesn't look at first, but when he does turn around he sees ''the meatball coming towards him, about to crush him''! He's too scared to move out of the way, and there's creepy music and slow motion accompanying the scene. It's a good thing that Snuffy got there just in time to save Elmo, if he hadn't, then the meatball would've ''killed'' Elmo!
** Heck, even Snuffy sneezing on his spaghetti was nightmare fuel. The sneeze sounded inhumane both times. At least one person developed a fear of sneezing after that!

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* In the "Kids' Favorite Songs 2" video, there's a giant meatball rolling all over Sesame Street after Snuffy [[ItMakesSenseInContext sneezes on his spaghetti]]. He chases it spaghetti]] and thus sets loose a giant meatball, which he proceeds to chase all over Sesame Street. At first it's funny, but near the end, it gets creepy. Elmo, Rosita, Baby Bear, and the a lamb run to a safe place Muppet see the meatball coming, and Rosita and Baby Bear warn Elmo to get out of the way of the meatball. way. Elmo doesn't look at first, but when he does turn around he sees ''the meatball coming towards him, about to crush him''! He's too scared to move out of the way, and there's creepy dramatic music and slow motion accompanying the scene. It's a good thing that Snuffy got there intervened just in time to save Elmo, if he hadn't, then the meatball would've ''killed'' ''[[FridgeHorror killed]]'' Elmo!
** Heck, even Snuffy sneezing on his spaghetti was nightmare fuel. The sneeze sounded inhumane both times. At least one person developed However, if you imagine Marty Robinson having to rehearse it during filming, that's both NightmareRetardant and a fear of sneezing after that!CrowningMomentOfFunny.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ9-1o4grJQ The "Milo Counting" skits]] featured a rather unfriendly looking man clad in a suit and tie presenting numbers. The creepy stop motion effects & the way he comes out of the lake at the beginning of the sketch with the number 1 are very unsettling. No wonder the skits were retired in the mid-2000s.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ9-1o4grJQ The "Milo Counting" skits]] featured a rather unfriendly looking man clad in a suit and tie presenting numbers.counting to ten. The creepy stop motion effects & the way he comes out of the lake at the beginning of the sketch with the number 1 are very unsettling. No wonder the skits were retired in the mid-2000s.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9Mf003rZCw This skit]] circa 1998, featuring a beatnik bat, has stiff, DerangedAnimation resulting in OffModel facial expressions. And the fact that it's so slow at the beginning. The ending line, "And that was that", is pretty eerie too. However, there are some who find it [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]].

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9Mf003rZCw This skit]] circa 1998, featuring a beatnik bat, has stiff, DerangedAnimation resulting in OffModel facial expressions. And the fact that it's so slow at the beginning. The ending line, "And that was that", is pretty eerie too. However, there are some who find it [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]].hilarious]], and not to mention, it's narrated by '''[[Creator/SteveBlum Steve fucking Blum]].'''



* One vintage sketch, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh8JEL8qwcM "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"]], 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'' [[MonsterClown gorilla-like bozo.bozo]].



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSR9P616VCA This]] Ernie & Bert sketch about the Letter H is innocent enough, but the humming sound coming from the TV and the monotone voice saying "H" and later "I" is very unsettling. In fact, so is the look of the whole TV.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSR9P616VCA This]] Ernie & Bert sketch about the Letter H is innocent enough, but the humming sound coming from the TV and the monotone voice saying "H" and later "I" is very unsettling. In fact, [[TechnologyMarchesOn so is the look of the whole TV.TV]].
30th Oct '16 7:39:30 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPQvjKhgRjY These]] skits with Gordon and Linda with sign language words seem rather tame, until you get to the one where they say the word "disappear". After Gordon does indeed disappear, he manages to say the word one last time and you could swear he says it from the bounds of Hell! For that matter the look of Linda after being hit by the pie is also rather unnerving.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPQvjKhgRjY These]] skits with Gordon and Linda with making sign language words seem rather tame, until you get to the one where they say the word "disappear". After Gordon does indeed disappear, he manages to say the word one last time and you could swear he says it from the bounds of Hell! For that matter the look of Linda after being hit by the pie is also rather unnerving.
30th Oct '16 7:38:14 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L60T-kztmBw This]] sketch features bad 80s computer animation, which makes it UncannyValley. The music's a bit depressing too.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L60T-kztmBw This]] sketch features bad 80s computer animation, which makes it UncannyValley. The music's a bit depressing too.too.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPQvjKhgRjY These]] skits with Gordon and Linda with sign language words seem rather tame, until you get to the one where they say the word "disappear". After Gordon does indeed disappear, he manages to say the word one last time and you could swear he says it from the bounds of Hell! For that matter the look of Linda after being hit by the pie is also rather unnerving.
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