This Creepy AF ’90s Clown Character Is Still Terrifying Today

When I think back on my childhood, there are characters I will never forget.

Whether it’s Big Bird and Elmo from “Sesame Street” or Steve and Blue from “Blue’s Clues,” there are some amazing television characters that have shaped my life. They’re part of the reason I still love television today.

However, there are also plenty of characters I don’t remember or never got to see. In the United Kingdom, for example, Mr. Blobby was on a late-night variety show that pranked celebrities. Even though he’s not an actual children’s character, the show told people he was, and now he has a cult following in the U.S.

Watch as Mr. Blobby thoroughly disturbs the contestants on this game show. Beyond his creepy clown looks, his voice is insane.

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Yikes. I think I’ll stick with fuzzy monsters who teach me how to count to ten. Not that there aren’t plenty of creepy kids’ characters from the States…

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The Real Story Of Sweeney Todd Is Far More Disturbing Than The Penny Dreadful Version

Most of us are familiar with the grisly story of Sweeney Todd, otherwise known as “the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

This murderous character killed his victims by luring them into his barbershop and slitting their throats as they sat in his chair. He then pulled a lever that dropped them down through a trap door into his basement. After they were dead, he cut up their bodies with the help of Mrs. Lovett, the pie shop owner next door. That’s when the devious pair turned their victims into meat pies to sell to unwitting customers.

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Up until now, it’s been assumed that this story is entirely fictional, but what if I told you that it might have been inspired by real events?

In the story, the infamous pie shop was located on Fleet Street in London.

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But in the 14th century, the Rue des Marmousets bakery was actually located in France near the Notre Dame Cathedral, a popular tourist area.

And it sat right next door to — you guessed it — a barbershop.

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Like Sweeney Todd’s character, the resident barber lured foreigners inside with promises of a close shave.

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While they waited in the chair, he slit their throats and took them into his basement, where he and the baker ground their flesh and used it to make meat pies. Sounds familiar.

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They kept this up for three years, until a dog was found barking outside of the barbershop. It refused to leave that spot for three days.

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The dog belonged to one of their victims, who they mistakenly thought wouldn’t be missed.

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But the man hadn’t traveled to Paris alone, and when his wife found their dog barking and suspected that it had something to do with his disappearance, she called the police. They later found a pile of human bones in the basement.

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As punishment for their horrific crimes, the killers were burned to death.

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Their shops were torn down, so nothing remained to prove that these events were real, except for a bronze statue of the dog that blew their cover.

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(via All Day)

Well, there goes any sense of comfort we once had about these monsters only existing in plays and movies.

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13 Of The Most Unintentionally Terrifying Children’s Characters That Have Been Created

When children get scared of seemingly innocuous things, it’s easy to assume that they’re just quick to frighten.

I remember getting really creeped out by some of the movies I watched as a kid, and I had previously chalked my fear up to the same reason. However, as I’ve revisited a few of the TV shows and films that I used to love so much, I’ve realized that my younger self had every right to be afraid — some children’s characters are seriously disturbing.

Whether they’re terrifying in their looks or behavior, it’s clear that these freaky characters really aren’t meant for little ones to see.

1. This absolute creep is from a Slovakian children’s show.

2. Fofão is from a Brazilian children’s show in which he is a magical alien that came down to Earth to start a band and sing with a bunch of young kids. His horrifying face really says it all.

3. Even the beloved “Sesame Street” has a super creepy character called Nobody.

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4. Téléchat is a French satirical news show with unsettling puppet animals, one of which has human breasts.

5. Oobi is a show on Nick Jr. that features a family of hands with eyeballs glued on top. Seriously, who comes up with this stuff?

6. The Greedy from “Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure” is definitely going to give me nightmares.

In the movie, Raggedy Ann and Andy are on an adventure to rescue their toy friend. Along the way, they fall into a taffy pit that is actually a living being who can’t stop himself from consuming everything he comes across. After Raggedy Ann mentions that she has a candy heart, he goes crazy and tries to cut it out of her so he can eat it.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that the way he moves around is absolutely disgusting.

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7. When Courage from “Courage the Cowardly Dog” feels guilty about something he does in one episode, this inexplicable fetus-like blue nightmare randomly pops up.

8. The puppets used in the Australian kids’ show “The Wiggles” look like they want to eat your soul.

9. Not much is known about this terrifying creature other than his name, which is Morso. He’s from a Finnish children’s show.

10. Karbonkel is from a show in the Netherlands that aims to teach kids how to read. However, it goes without saying that he instead gives a lot of them nightmares.

11. A ’70s kids’ show called “Pipkins” has a character named Hartley Hare who, besides being generally creepy, gets extremely inappropriate in one episode.

He pulls out a glove puppet and says to the viewers, “You can be naughty with a glove puppet.” Then he proceeds to heavily imply that this means doing sexual things with the puppet.

12. The puppets from the ’80s show “Peppermint Park” have been aptly described as coming straight from Hell.

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13. The educational show “Wizbit” is about a magical talking wizard’s hat, and could definitely double as a horror movie with its unnerving characters, music, and settings.

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Even as an adult, I feel really disturbed right now. I can’t even imagine the terror that the kids who see these characters must feel!

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