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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Top 13 Sesame Street Scares (#6)



#6: In The Box

Hey, you want to see what Grover originally looked like?


Muppet Wiki


Creepy? Isn't he?

And it doesn't help that his voice sounds like he smoked an entire carton of Marlboros.

But trust me when I say this is not the creepiest part of this skit. No. That comes much later.

In this lecture, Kermit tries to teach about the word in by having Grover get in the box, and Grover, being the dumb sack of cotton that he is, gets in every other direction except for in.

He gets next to the box.

He gets under the box.

He even gets on the box.

But he never gets in the box.

And why doesn't he get in the box?

Because this guy is in it:


Yes, that is not a jack-in-the-box. That is a dragon.

I guess neither Kermit nor Grover went to Hogwarts. Otherwise, they would know not to wake a sleeping dragon.

But while those two do the reasonable thing and get the heck out of there, the camera decides to zoom in on him.

Closer...



...and closer...



...and, Oh Sweet Celestia, just fade to black already! No child wants to look into those evil, souless eyes!

But you want to know what's creepier? This isn't the first time this character has appeared on the Street:



Oh, and he also has a name: Fred.

Fred the Dragon.

Well, I guess it could be worse. He could have a high-squeaky voice and his own web show. Now that would be creepy!