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* This Little Jerry and the Monotones skit was scary to this troper when she was a kid [[https://youtu.be/R8ZfNPwAiiM danger]] the explosions are pretty intense to watch from a little kid's point of view.

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* This Little Jerry and the Monotones skit was scary to this troper when she was a kid [[https://youtu.be/R8ZfNPwAiiM danger]] the explosions are pretty intense to watch from a little kid's point of view.view.
* [[https://youtu.be/2QMogM6TRIQ Kids Just Love to Brush]] may seem like an innocent enough song, but the minor key that the refrain is played in is uncomfortable to listen to, especially since it continuously plays on loop at the end for quite a while. Candy Looper constantly swishing her hair around doesn’t help much either.
* [[https://youtu.be/1_EkQARQNuk Barn in the U.S.A]] is a great example. The song is supposed to be a parody on Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” where farm animals talk about what they do. The problem with the song is that it’s played in a minor key with very loud instrumentation, making it sound more like the animals are creatures of the night who like to stalk innocent people while they’re asleep!


* 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 [[TemptingFate 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]].

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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkIXaMap9-A com/watch?v=pNHgNFeS4F4 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 [[TemptingFate 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]].


** It's made worse in [[https://youtu.be/3HhZ5q5Qaq4?t=15m17s this 1992 episode]]. Right after the yak crashes into the screen and it is completely black, the "NEWS FLASH" logo from the Sesame Street News sketches zooms in very fast from the center of the screen. The logo itself does have traits of a stereotypical scary NightmareFuel/VanityPlate (high-contrast colors on a black background, bombastic music), but the rapid zoom-in (not unlike a certain Creator/{{Viacom}} logo) does not help.

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** It's made worse in [[https://youtu.be/3HhZ5q5Qaq4?t=15m17s this 1992 episode]]. Right after the yak crashes into the screen and it is completely black, the "NEWS FLASH" logo from the Sesame Street News sketches zooms in very fast from the center of the screen. The logo itself does have traits of a stereotypical scary NightmareFuel/VanityPlate VanityPlate (high-contrast colors on a black background, bombastic music), but the rapid zoom-in (not unlike a certain Creator/{{Viacom}} logo) does not help.


* This Little Jerry and the Monotones skit was scary to this troper when she was a kid [[https://youtu.be/R8ZfNPwAiiM]] the explosions are pretty intense to watch from a little kid's point of view.

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* This Little Jerry and the Monotones skit was scary to this troper when she was a kid [[https://youtu.be/R8ZfNPwAiiM]] be/R8ZfNPwAiiM danger]] the explosions are pretty intense to watch from a little kid's point of view.


* Whenever Bert is sleeping, he looks really freaky with those long eyelashes! [[https://youtu.be/noKuNVaytRM Bert's freaky eyelashes]] Any muppet looked freaky whenever they had their eyes closed.

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* Whenever Bert is sleeping, he looks really freaky with those long eyelashes! [[https://youtu.be/noKuNVaytRM Bert's freaky eyelashes]] Any muppet looked freaky whenever they had their eyes closed.closed.
* This Little Jerry and the Monotones skit was scary to this troper when she was a kid [[https://youtu.be/R8ZfNPwAiiM]] the explosions are pretty intense to watch from a little kid's point of view.


Whenever Bert is sleeping, he looks really freaky with those long eyelashes! [[https://youtu.be/noKuNVaytRM Bert's freaky eyelashes]] Any muppet looked freaky whenever they has their eyes closed.

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* Whenever Bert is sleeping, he looks really freaky with those long eyelashes! [[https://youtu.be/noKuNVaytRM Bert's freaky eyelashes]] Any muppet looked freaky whenever they has had their eyes closed.


* There are some skits where the Letter of the Day is iced on a cookie and Cookie Monster tries not to eat the cookie. Normally, they're funny and not scary at all, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H77haskZRmQ the one with the letter Z]] has Cookie Monster repeating, "What me do?" while holding the cookie to his neck, but then he keels over like he had a seizure or something. Then it ends.

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* There are some skits where the Letter of the Day is iced on a cookie and Cookie Monster tries not to eat the cookie. Normally, they're funny and not scary at all, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H77haskZRmQ the one with the letter Z]] has Cookie Monster repeating, "What me do?" while holding the cookie to his neck, but then he keels over like he had a seizure or something. Then it ends.ends.
Whenever Bert is sleeping, he looks really freaky with those long eyelashes! [[https://youtu.be/noKuNVaytRM Bert's freaky eyelashes]] Any muppet looked freaky whenever they has their eyes closed.


** Not to mention the dark turn the special's "be careful what you wish for" message takes. To wit: Elmo wishes for "Christmas every day," and at first it seems wonderful...until, after a year of nothing but Christmas, we see the beloved Sesame Street in the grip of a BadFuture. The place is a desolate ruin. Countless businesses have closed due to lack of customers, and the shop owners are losing their minds; Maria in particular is shown to be desperate to fix something--''anything''--and is "sick of having fun." The local carolers have been singing non-stop for a year, and as a result, they're barely able to speak because of laryngitis. Anyone who was visiting family for Christmas, like Mr. Snuffleupagus, can never go home again. Even Count von Count has lost his love of counting, and shows symptoms of depression (total lack of interest in former activities and general listlessness). And when Elmo tries to undo this by using his last wish, he accidentally breaks the magic snowglobe that grants them before he can finish the incantation, [[AndIMustScream dooming Sesame Street to an eternity frozen in time]] (as Luis puts it: "It's Christmas...FOREVER"). Thankfully, Elmo figures out a way to hit the ResetButton, but it's ''still'' a MASSIVE TearJerker!

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** Not to mention the dark turn the special's "be careful what you wish for" message takes. To wit: Elmo wishes for "Christmas every day," and at first it seems wonderful...until, after a year of nothing but Christmas, we see the beloved Sesame Street in the grip of a BadFuture. The place is a desolate ruin. Countless businesses have closed due to lack of customers, and the shop owners are losing their minds; Maria in particular is shown to be desperate to fix something--''anything''--and is "sick of having fun." There are no Christmas trees because pine trees have been classified as endangered. The local carolers have been singing non-stop for a year, and as a result, they're barely able to speak because of laryngitis. Anyone who was visiting family for Christmas, like Mr. Snuffleupagus, can never go home again. Even Count von Count has lost his love of counting, and shows symptoms of depression (total lack of interest in former activities and general listlessness). And when Elmo tries to undo this by using his last wish, he accidentally breaks the magic snowglobe that grants them before he can finish the incantation, [[AndIMustScream dooming Sesame Street to an eternity frozen in time]] (as Luis puts it: "It's Christmas...FOREVER"). Thankfully, Elmo figures out a way to hit the ResetButton, but it's ''still'' a MASSIVE TearJerker!


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl43n7W_LNw Yuri the Yak]], whether it's due to the extreme closeups on his face (which moves around in a downright [=UNNATURAL=] fashion, the bizarre music, the psychotic-sounding narrator, the fact that Yuri can apparently turn into a giant capital Y, or the sheer isolated feel of the sketch.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl43n7W_LNw Yuri the Yak]], whether it's due to the extreme closeups on his face (which moves around in a downright [=UNNATURAL=] fashion, the bizarre music, the psychotic-sounding narrator, the fact that Yuri can apparently turn into a giant capital Y, or the sheer isolated feel of the sketch.sketch.
* There are some skits where the Letter of the Day is iced on a cookie and Cookie Monster tries not to eat the cookie. Normally, they're funny and not scary at all, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H77haskZRmQ the one with the letter Z]] has Cookie Monster repeating, "What me do?" while holding the cookie to his neck, but then he keels over like he had a seizure or something. Then it ends.


* [[http://youtu.be/C2zuez3VK1U "Number Twelve Rocks"]]. It's like [[Film/BeavisAndButtHeadDoAmerica a bad peyote trip in the desert]]. Hell of a way to teach kids to count, Henson.

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* [[http://youtu.be/C2zuez3VK1U "Number Twelve Rocks"]]. It's like [[Film/BeavisAndButtHeadDoAmerica [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHeadDoAmerica a bad peyote trip in the desert]]. Hell of a way to teach kids to count, Henson.

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** Which is a remake of a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3OiOqaquA8 first season sketch]]. While it doesn't have the weird humming or light effects, it can still be creepy to some, while others may find Frank Oz repeating "A" and "B" in deadpan [[NightmareRetardant to be funny]].


** Another Monsterpiece Theatre segment that is quite unsettling is “[[https://youtu.be/4AnHw-ebDdY The Sound of Music]]”. It seems innocent enough at first, but it really gets freaky at the end when Grover hears a woman singing “The Sound of Music”, and suddenly, the hill he is sitting on comes alive and starts moving around. This is supposed to be a joke referencing the lyric: “The hills are alive”, but still, it is unsettling to say the least!

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** Another Monsterpiece Theatre segment that is quite unsettling is “[[https://youtu.be/4AnHw-ebDdY The Sound of Music]]”. It seems innocent enough at first, but it really gets freaky at the end when Grover hears a woman (none other than Creator/JulieAndrews, no less!) singing “The Sound of Music”, and suddenly, the hill he is sitting on comes alive and starts moving around. This is supposed to be a joke referencing the lyric: “The hills are alive”, but still, it is unsettling to say the least!least! And Grover certainly thinks so.



* There was also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAiIBAeuVyU Mysterious Theater]] sketches from the early 1990s. Though the stories about Sherlock Hemlock and his sidekick dog, Watson, weren't so scary, the opening title card (featuring a sad woman in mourning clothes next to a gravestone with the title on it, taken directly from the real ''Mystery!'' intro), the music, and the host Vincent Twice (a Muppet parody of former ''Mystery!'' host Creator/VincentPrice) scared many viewers during its run. It could be a reason why the segments have never been released on home video or rerun since 1999.

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* There was also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAiIBAeuVyU Mysterious Theater]] sketches from the early 1990s. 1990s, parodying the PBS anthology series ''Series/{{Mystery}}!'' Though the stories about Sherlock Hemlock and his sidekick dog, Watson, weren't so scary, the opening title card (featuring a sad woman in mourning clothes next to a gravestone with the title on it, taken directly from the real ''Mystery!'' intro), AnimatedCreditsOpening of the time, which itself is nightmare fuel), the music, and the host Vincent Twice (a Muppet parody of former ''Mystery!'' host Creator/VincentPrice) scared many viewers during its run. It could be a reason why the segments have never been released on home video or rerun since 1999.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcxsrTJ2Dhg These kids]] are seen running and hiding from a ''giant fucking mutant [[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).

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcxsrTJ2Dhg These kids]] are seen running and hiding from a ''giant fucking mutant [[KillerRabbit rabbit]]''. Even worse is when the funky BGM music score 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).



** Not to mention the dark turn the special's "be careful what you wish for" message takes. To wit: Elmo wishes for "Christmas every day," and at first it seems wonderful...until, after a year of nothing but Christmas, we see the beloved Sesame Street in the grip of a BadFuture. The place is a desolate ruin. Countless businesses have closed due to lack of customers, and the shop owners are losing their minds; Maria in particular is shown to be desperate to fix something--''anything''--and is "sick of having fun." The local carolers have been singing non-stop for a year, and as a result, they're barely able to speak because of laryngitis. Anyone who was visiting family for Christmas, like Mr. Snuffleupagus, can never go home again. Even Count von Count has lost his love of counting, and shows symptoms of depression (total lack of interest in former activities and general listlessness). And when Elmo tries to undo this by using his last wish, he breaks the magic snowglobe that grants them before he can finish the incantation, [[AndIMustScream dooming Sesame Street to an eternity frozen in time]] (as Luis puts it: "It's Christmas...FOREVER"). Thankfully, Elmo figures out a way to hit the ResetButton, but it's ''still'' a MASSIVE TearJerker!

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** Not to mention the dark turn the special's "be careful what you wish for" message takes. To wit: Elmo wishes for "Christmas every day," and at first it seems wonderful...until, after a year of nothing but Christmas, we see the beloved Sesame Street in the grip of a BadFuture. The place is a desolate ruin. Countless businesses have closed due to lack of customers, and the shop owners are losing their minds; Maria in particular is shown to be desperate to fix something--''anything''--and is "sick of having fun." The local carolers have been singing non-stop for a year, and as a result, they're barely able to speak because of laryngitis. Anyone who was visiting family for Christmas, like Mr. Snuffleupagus, can never go home again. Even Count von Count has lost his love of counting, and shows symptoms of depression (total lack of interest in former activities and general listlessness). And when Elmo tries to undo this by using his last wish, he accidentally breaks the magic snowglobe that grants them before he can finish the incantation, [[AndIMustScream dooming Sesame Street to an eternity frozen in time]] (as Luis puts it: "It's Christmas...FOREVER"). Thankfully, Elmo figures out a way to hit the ResetButton, but it's ''still'' a MASSIVE TearJerker!

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* [[https://youtu.be/-3Uk4XlYYkk Face Facts]] is just creepy as hell with the crudely-animated face parts going over the live action kids’ faces, and the minor key music doesn’t help much at all.

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** There is a lesson to be told and it is that holidays are not fun when they are every single day! Just look at what happened to Sesame Street.


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** The irony is that a super majority of the muppets don't have teeth.


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** One sketch (last link in the previous entry) even has Don Music rewrite the Sesame Street theme. The mood is not good as there is a stormy night, Kermit the Frog is involved, and Yellowstone Park is mentioned.


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** Then again, Miss Finch was the movie's villain so she was supposed to be scary.
** This can also be applied to the scenes with the circus where Big Bird had his feathers dyed in blue and is considered nothing more than a novelty act.


* A Muppet Monster name Frazzle can be scary to kids due to his fierce appearance.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czHheOru3hs A Muppet Monster name Frazzle can be scary to kids due to his fierce appearance.]]

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