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Monday, October 27, 2014

Top 13 Sesame Street Scares (#3)


As I mentioned in my list of Top 13 Scariest Nostalgic Moments, the "Sesame Street News Flash" intro always scared the Sweet Celestia out of me as a little kid, making it my biggest nostalgic scare.

However, nightmare-inducing intro aside, the Sesame Street News Flashes themselves were rather entertaining, and I never really had a big problem with them.

Most of them, at least!

And this one would be the segment I had the biggest problems with.

#3: Humpty Dumpty News Flash

The “Humpty Dumpty” news flash carries out as you would expect.

Kermit is reporting on the scene where, true to the nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty has taken his great fall, and all of the king’s horses and all of the kings men are racing around in panic trying to put poor Humpy Dumpty together again.

Unlike the nursery rhyme, however, the king’s horses and men actually manage to put the broken egg back together again.

And when you see him, you’d wish that they didn’t.

But seriously, how bad can it be? It’s just a big egg. How scary can an egg be…

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Those teeth. My Celestia, those teeth! They’re so big and…Holy sheet! Teeth are not supposed to open and close that way.

Thank frigging Celestia that that—that abomination ends up getting cracked again, and let’s pray that the king’s horses and men can’t put him back together again this time.

The sunnier side up to this is that, in future segments, a different Humpty Dumpty Muppet would be used—one that’s more friendlier and less—nightmare inducing.

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This was originally going to be at the top spot on my list, but as you can see, this is only #3! We have two more to go, and, oh boy, are they much more nightmare-inducing than this.

Prepare yourselves, folks! Things are about to get really bucked up in here!