ProfessorChaos I remember this fondly. I was somewhat amused to notice the ass-grab at 1:40.
freedoom Lip Sync! it's the true mark of an artist to be able to sing while being attacked by a giant foam letter U and Smokey Robinson has failed.
Johnny Roastbeef My wife's most significant memory of Sesame Street as a kid is being traumatized by this skit. She couldn't understand why the monsters were being mean to the guy.
sliggy Yes! Me, too! Every time this bit came on I would get really upset. I think I thought the U was trying to eat or suffocate him. I remember my mother trying to explain that the U just wants to hug him but it seemed so much more sinister than that.
Camonk There's a strange amount of pussies that were freaked out by sesame street when they were kids.
B. Weed Kids can work themselves up into an exquisite terror over all sorts of strange thing. TVTropes' "Nightmare Fuel" section has examples ranging from "Yeah, that's kinda fucked up even now" to "Why'd you think the fox in Fox in Socks drowned horribly in the puddle bottle battle?!" (an actual example)
libby1217 great memories for me,even when i was a kid i thought that was clever.