Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Characters that Scared Me as a Kid

K, so, the KLove Morning Show asked their Facebook fans what characters scared them as children. And that got me thinking. Sure there were quite a few that were a little weird, but there are only 2 that I can really remember being actually scared of:

This is the Swedish Chef from the Muppets. (I've come to learn his name is Tom. Who knew? lol) I don't know what it was, the fact that he has no eyes, or that he spoke gibberish, or that he had human hands. I dunno, but this guy creeped me out. Every time he came on I had to change the channel. Or leave the room. I even remember crying at one point.

The Swedish Chef: a beloved Muppets character to some, terror in a toque to little me. :)

This terrifying character is Gmork. Now. The Neverending Story was made in 1984 (I was 6). But I didn't see it until... um... I dunno, but we rented it on VHS. (Back in the day. When people still did that.)

Now, I cried like a baby when Atreyu's horse Artax (lovingly renamed Kleenex by my dad) died (sorry if I spoiled anything for you), but I was scared to death of Gmork. I mean, come on! LOOK at him! That's enough to give any little kid nightmares! And I had to look away at the end of Gmork's last scene (I won't ruin that for you). That was just too much.

But all this didn't stop me from watching the movie a million and one times. lol!

So there you have it. The two scariest characters I can remember from my childhood.

If you check out the KLove Morning Show's Facebook page (linked above), many people cited the flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz as scary. But I don't ever remember being afraid of them. :/


  1. haha, that's funny. I can't remember any characters that scared me as a kid except maybe the bad guys in Scooby Doo or the Smurfs. Or maybe I have just blocked it out of my memory :)

    1. hehe, Maybe I'm just a wimp. lol!

  2. hello I just wanted to stop by and say I found your blog on the easy peasy blog roll..so excited to meet you!

    1. Hi, Nikki! It's so nice to meet you too! Thanks for stopping by! :)