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Nightmare Fuel / Muppet Babies (1984)

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  • The Medusa scene from "Babes In Troyland". Ironically, it's even more intimidating that its original appearance in The Storyteller: Greek Myths.
  • At the end, we have the dark "Marvel Productions" logo of the era with an evil-looking Spiderman (who looks eerily similar to Venom!Spiderman) accompanied by an off-key trumpet solo. It was first used in Little Muppet Monsters, which only lasted 3 episodes for a variety of reasons (animation not on time, clash between animation and live-action, not-so-good execution of concept [3 kid Muppets broadcasting their own TV channel, only receivable in the Muppets' own home], etc.). Yet they kept the theme for the ending of Muppet Babies until it ended in 1991. The fact that it's followed by the customary "Goooo bye-bye!" Couch Gag can be seen as either Mood Whiplash at best, or adding insult to injury at worst.
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  • The episode where they try to cure Beaker's fear of the dark. And the episode where they're all making cake, and it randomly cuts to the incredibly creepy Stay Puff Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters (1984) destroying a city. Without any explanation as to why.
  • There was this episode where, due to a little accident, one of Fozzie's teeth gets loose. The whole episode, the gang's trying to calm him down, because he'll have to see the dentist. Among the many things they have in fantasies, one of them was a tall man in a dark suit, who suddenly reveals that one of his hands is actually a drill. The freak turns it on and starts getting close to Fozzie's mouth, slowly. The whole thing ends with Kermit screaming "Fozzie!".

Alternative Title(s): Muppet Babies


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