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Nightmare Fuel / The Muppet Movie

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  • Doc Hopper's frog suit in his commercial is kind of creepy.
  • Also, the idea of Doc Hopper threatening Kermit and wanting to make him a frog burger is really unsettling.
    • Not only that, but Kermit's morally opposed to his restaurant for good reason. Even before Hopper wanted to kill Kermit, he was still trying to use him as a mascot for a company that sells fried frog legs, and doesn't even necessarily have to kill them to do it.
  • Professor Krassman's electronic cerebrectomy machine. That's especially when Kermit is strapped with suspenseful music with Miss Piggy standing around like a Neutral Female, while the typical child audience is all but screaming, "Miss Piggy, DO SOMETHING!"
  • Miss Piggy's wide angry eyes when she karate-chops the kidnappers— though it also has an air of Comical Angry Face.
    • It doesn't help when she's above them and says, "Oh, boys." When the camera pans up to her, she looks like a creature out of hell!
  • At his wits' end, Hopper finally hires a "specialist"- a creepy, pale man dressed in all black armed with a gun that shoots pitchforks.
    Doc Hopper: Boys, this is Snake Walker. Tell 'em what you do, Snake.
  • Let's face it; the El Sleezo Cafe really is the toughest, filthiest pesthole in the face of the earth. All manner of unsavory drunkards and thugs hang out there, and it doesn't take much for them to start throwing punches. It's just the kind of hangout one should be wary about entering.

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