Sesame Street: Creepy toys, robots, and satellites

The name says it all: creepy mechanical wind-up toys (the EYES!), robots with alphabet blocks, and satellites spinning around planets from vintage Sesame Street. All to stick-in-your-head music. I think this clip is why I grew up with a lifelong fear of robots.

EDIT: This video must have been made sometime between 1981 (when the first shuttle was launched) and 1988 (when this tape was from). The mystery continues!

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25 thoughts on “Sesame Street: Creepy toys, robots, and satellites

  1. now go watch the? …
    now go watch the? trailer for the new movie, The Woman in Black, how much do you want to be somebody got scared as a kid and pulled this out of thier subconsious.

  2. 1:10 the robot arm …
    1:10 the robot arm manipulating blocks was part of the free AT&T Infoquest exhibit in New York City in the late 80s near? the intersection of 56th and Madison. Later this space was part of a Sony exhibit. Both the exhibition space and the neighboring atrium area are guaranteed public spaces for the lifetime of the building.

  3. as a kid the toys …
    as a kid the toys at the beginning I found somewhat creepy, but forgot all about them when I saw the cool looking? machines and space shuttle.

  4. I remember in …
    I remember in Australia when I was a kid the music to this? and the music on the rocket clock in old playschool which in Sesame Street and Playschool’s heyday were shown. First Sesame Street then Bananas in Pyjamas then Playschool. Today now that they’ve been moved around it’s just not good.

  5. Wow! me too! I …
    Wow! me too! I hated robots for years,? This just reminded me of the museum of science and industry in Chicago. Ok yeah the silver robot is still scary. NO don’t touch my blocks!! Hey, I used to use those soda bottles.

  6. This song gives me …
    This song gives me the creeps bad! I used to love it on the rocket clock on playschool though.. Thenagen, I have a strange? fear of robots.. Add that to this music and bam! You’ve given me nightmares. Lol o_o

  7. 1:23 I never knew …
    1:23 I never knew they had put Heathkit Hero and Heathkit hero? jr. in this! Awesome! 😀

  8. When I was a child …
    When I was a child I thought, what this video in Sesame Street conveyed was how humans have come a long way in their inventions and technologies. To lifeless dolls and toys, to ones that wind up and move, then to robotics, and then ultimately space travel. What WOULD be scary is if they inculcated? a video of nuclear testing and the aftereffects of atom splitting and radiation poisoning.

  9. Actually not too …
    Actually not too bad until? the last sequence with sparks, explosions, cymbals, rockets. That’s what scared me when I was little.

  10. This is great …
    This is great Sesame Street vignette.? I think it spooks some people in a delightful way because of the antique toys operating without a human child operator and it is all set in a dark background. This contributes to the so-called, ‘haunted house’ effect this vignette displays. If I could re-make this video, it would be only antique toys; no modern technology included. This would truly make for a haunted house, spooky effect.

  11. Like most? here, I …
    Like most? here, I was freaked out by this film. Great music though – definitely got a New Orleans-dixieland band feel to it.

  12. Out of all the …
    Out of all the things in this skit, what scared me the most when I was? a kid was that loud buzzer at 2:16

  13. Guys – download? …
    Guys – download? here – valverdemusic.blogspot.com/2009/02/montparnasse-2000-mp-28-janko-nilovic.html

  14. I remember this!! …
    I remember this!! This music was the same as the Play School “Rocket Clock” so when I? saw this, I was a little confused. And the robots… yeah they were a bit scary indeed.

  15. Jesus? Christ, are …
    Jesus? Christ, are we sure this is an episode of Sesame Street and not Candle Cove?

  16. @dancepiglover the …
    @dancepiglover the closest thing? i could find was the inch worm by jack costanzo

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