I saw this special when it aired in 1983, but didn't remember much about it until I read this piece last year.
sasazuka - 2013-09-07 Oh, sorry, the link got split, here's a short version:
badideasinaction - 2013-09-08 I saw it back in the day, was never sure if I had misremembered how weird it was until I saw that piece on it. Even as a kid I realized how weird it was, even by Sesame Street standards.
Racketeer - 2013-09-07 It definitely is really strange to hear Big Bird talk about demons.
Hailey2006 - 2013-09-08 or seeing an image of Jesus on a Sesame Street show (The Mothers and Children song)!
pyslexic dharmacist - 2013-09-08 I had a vague recollection of being freaked out by this (I would have been 2 when it first aired, and living near NYC) but didn't remember what was freaky.