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Things that really scared you or bothered you at a kid (that weren't scary)

SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
My sister just texted me to tell me my darling baby niece is scared of Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast. I laughed because I can remember being scared or bothered by things that were neither scary nor bothersome.

The one that comes to mind is that song "Do You Know Where You're Going To," by Diana Ross. Any time it'd come on the radio I'd clap my hands over my ears and yell, "Turn it!! Hurry! Hurry!"

What about you?
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  • NalliaNallia Posts: 2,979Registered Users
    Grimace from McDonalds. Scared me to death!
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  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    Springcurl wrote: »
    My sister just texted me to tell me my darling baby niece is scared of Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast. I laughed because I can remember being scared or bothered by things that were neither scary nor bothersome.

    The one that comes to mind is that song "Do You Know Where You're Going To," by Diana Ross. Any time it'd come on the radio I'd clap my hands over my ears and yell, "Turn it!! Hurry! Hurry!"

    What about you?

    That song is kinda creepy.
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  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    The Hamburgler from McDonald's scared me as a kid (whatever happened to him?).
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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    Nallia wrote: »
    Grimace from McDonalds. Scared me to death!

    *Oh no wait!! I am wrong. It was the Hamburgler. Grimace was the purple one, right? The one wearing a chain gang/escapes con outfit and mask was evil.

    I was terrified of him. I used to have nightmares that he was Jack the Ripper. I think that idea partly spawned from an old Sherlock Holmes episode on PBS.

    * I was also scared of clowns so you can add Ronald to the list.

    Aside from that I was (as I have mentioned before) scared of my Rainbow Brite doll. I wanted her so bad but, she ended up creeping me out. I hid her in the back of my closet.

    The idea of Santa Clause coming into the house scared me. We didn't have a chimney so he probably had to break in and that made me nervous.

    That is all I can think of right now.

    One of my friends was terrified of opened black umbrellas. Her mom would open one and lay it in the floor when she mopped to keep her out of the room.
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  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    I was DEATHLY afraid of black umbrellas. I don't know why. Just black umbrellas...even typing this is embarrassing.
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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    coilynapp wrote: »
    I was DEATHLY afraid of black umbrellas. I don't know why. Just black umbrellas...even typing this is embarrassing.

    Now you know you are not alone, and no need to be embarrassed. It is wild how many of these odd things from your childhood will stick with you.

    Case in point, I still can't stand old Rainbow Brite dolls
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  • wanderlustwanderlust Posts: 650Registered Users
    Sirens from emergency vehicles had me leaping like a frog!!
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  • ThickHairedQTThickHairedQT Posts: 542Registered Users
    The tractor part of a 18wheeler without the trailer attached. When I would play outside and one rode by I would always run back to the house.

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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    People.

    Now I just hate them.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    McGruff the crime dog.

    Nuclear war.

    Jason from Friday the 13th

    Toothy fur balls that would come up out of the toilet and bite your butt if you say on the toilet too long.

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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    LadyV69 wrote: »
    The Hamburgler from McDonald's scared me as a kid (whatever happened to him?).

    Apparently he is still up to his old tricks.

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    Is it just me or does he look a little more like Howdy Doody these days?
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  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    Fifi.G wrote: »
    LadyV69 wrote: »
    The Hamburgler from McDonald's scared me as a kid (whatever happened to him?).

    Apparently he is still up to his old tricks.

    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1352938058.169709.jpg

    Is it just me or does he look a little more like Howdy Doody these days?

    Yeah, didn't he look more menacing years ago?
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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    LadyV69 wrote: »
    Fifi.G wrote: »
    LadyV69 wrote: »
    The Hamburgler from McDonald's scared me as a kid (whatever happened to him?).

    Apparently he is still up to his old tricks.

    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1352938058.169709.jpg

    Is it just me or does he look a little more like Howdy Doody these days?

    Yeah, didn't he look more menacing years ago?

    Absolutely! I had to search for original pictures because he was revamped a few times. The original Hamburgler (in the 1970's) was also known as "The Lone Jogger" and looked more like this.
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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    Oops. My photos were not posting correctly. Let me try again.

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    That is a bit over dramatized but close enough to my imagination. He had long grey hair and a pointy noise.

    Here is the first figurine
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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    I was afraid of choking to death on a grape if I threw it in the air and caught it in my mouth.

    I was also terrified of the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland. I tried to watch it as an adult and it still creeped me out.
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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Two things:

    Lite Bright, a toy from the 70s (the issue started with the silly jingle in the commercial and then grew into fear of the toy itself);

    A very tall Orthodox Jewish business associate of my father's. Whenever he'd come over, he'd ask to hold me, and then he'd lift me up above his own head, and I'd panic. I started hiding in my closet whenever I thought he'd come around. I think his name was Liebisch? The black clothes and his black facial hair scared me silly, which is weird, because my father had black hair, too. Maybe it was the hat?
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  • tycho19tycho19 Posts: 805Registered Users
    The lion from the wizard of Oz.
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  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users
    Super Grover.

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  • EricachristinaEricachristina Posts: 496Registered Users
    Chucky...I know he was suppose to be scary but I saw it was I was like 6 and then had to sleep in a room full of dolls!!...I thought they were going to come alive and kill me...my cousin was babysitting and let me watch it.

    The evil queen from Snow White

    I had a doll that crawled towards me then fell and cried mama and when that thing was crawling toward me I screamed and ran like the wind.
  • Knotty_MaddyKnotty_Maddy Posts: 518Registered Users
    Aliens landing, and skeletons under the bed. It also creeped me out to walk in a forest by myself - it still does. I get panic attacks and can't breathe when I am in the forest....must be past life memory or something!
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  • nappilyevaaftanappilyevaafta Posts: 31Registered Users
    I stopped playing with dolls when they started making the ones whose eyes would open and closed as you picked them up or down....I still don't really care for them today....

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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Clowns. No wait, they really are scary evil demented creatures trying to take my soul! So nevermind.
  • fraufrau Posts: 6,130Registered Users
    the wolf from the 3 little pigs.

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    when i grew up i bought a book for my daughter that made the wolf a good guy. the pigs just misunderstood why he was knocking on their door.

    it was called the "true story of the 3 little pigs"
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    (he was just coming by to borrow some sugar and had a cold and mistakenly blew their houses down, geesh...)
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    I know the story frau. I thought it was the funnest thing. but remember in the story he still ate the pigs. because he didnt want them to go to a waste.
  • fraufrau Posts: 6,130Registered Users
    thelio wrote: »
    I know the story frau. I thought it was the funnest thing. but remember in the story he still ate the pigs. because he didnt want them to go to a waste.

    yeah, actually imo that was the flaw in the book.
    i wish the pigs had simply ran to their brother's house and then the wolf get arrested in the end.
    because he still eats them it makes it rather lurid.
  • NarniaNarnia Posts: 1,770Registered Users
    I've mentioned this one before, but Robert Stack from unsolved mysteries. Not even the show, but the guy. Also there was this one cabbage patch doll that just wigged me right out. Something about all the hair she had, it didn't seem right to me.
    The theme music from Pee Wee Herman.

    Oh, and Santa. Scared the CRAP outta me. Every picture my parents would get of us with Santa, I'm standing right on the outskirts, as far away as possible to still get barely in the picture. And I'm not smiling and usually have a super red face lol
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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    The flying monkeys in the Wizard of Oz and the dragon in Sleeping Beauty.

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    This CBS Special ident:

    CBS Special Presentation Ident - 1973 - YouTube


    ...some more:

    Another CBS ident

    CBS 1974 movie presentation - YouTube


    Paramount logo idents

    Paramount Television Logo (1979) - YouTube

    Paramount Television Logo (1970-B) "Variant" - YouTube


    All of them utterly fear-inspiring to my childhood self.
  • bcody09bcody09 Posts: 115Registered Users
    The child catcher from chitty chitty bang bang scared the life out of me as a kid. I still can't watch that movie today.
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  • moodydovemoodydove Posts: 1,721Registered Users
    I had a Cat in the Hat VHS and right before the movie was a commercial for Casper that I hated because it was a laughing trin with a face and green mist coming toward the viewer. Lol. And escalators. And Santa.
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