Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lady Elaine Fairchilde from Mr. Rogers Scared Me



Lady Elaine you FREAK!
Lady Elaine Fairchilde from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood on PBS scared the crap out of me as a kid. After doing a little research it is comforting to learn that many kids between 1968-2001 were freaked out by this beast of a puppet voiced by Fred Rogers himself. 

Why the freakish red cheeks and nose? Why that horrendous Beatles hairdo? Why so manly? Now that I think about it, all of those damn puppets freaked me out. The best part of the Mr. Rogers show was watching Mr. Rogers change into his comfy cardigan and slip on his sneakers and the sweet-sounding intro and ending songs. Honestly. Every time he stepped into that Neighborhood of Make-Believe my stomach would hurt as anxiety would set in.  

Watch weirdo puppet, Lady Elaine in action!



13 comments:

Will said...

Always reminded (physically) of Dr Smith from Lost In Space

Sabrina said...

Yeah, Lady Elaine scared me too! That red nose always frightened me and confused me, too. Too bad we can't just ask Mr. Rogers himself why Lady Elaine looked the way she did... :(

Ms. A said...

I don't recall if she scared my kids, but her ugliness reminds me, of me. Poor thing. I tend to scare young children, too!

spiderkev said...

Lady Elaine eventually had to go to the neighborhood of rehab for help in treating her alcohol and cocaine addictions.

Copyboy said...

yeah, I used to think it was some type of burnt puppet. Scare me more than King Friday. BTW...made you blog of the day.

~Mistee~ said...

She def freaked me out!! Now I just hope she doesn't cause me to have a nightmare!! UGH! lol

Riot Kitty said...

It scared me when Alice Cooper was on the Muppet Show. Does that count? :)

Blast from the Past said...

I TOTALLY agree with Will. Dr.Smith working at his *other* job.

Too weird for me!

Kathleen said...

I always thought Lady Elaine Fairchild looked like one of my grandmothers. But yeah she is kinda creepy

Pat Tillett said...

A lot of those old characters were kind of creepy. Chucko and Bozo the clown always freaked me out. I still have a thing about clowns and always hated the circus because of them.

Bellina Creations said...

This is hysterical as I came across your blog when looking for a photo of her telling a friend of mine she freaked me out. I'm glad I wasn't alone.

A. Noelle said...

I'm still scared of her & may have nightmares tonight. And why was she always saying "toots"? Shudder. Oh, how I shudder! She was bet passive-aggressive & manipulative. I could sense that, even as a small child.

:)

flimsywhimsy said...

Look up Lady Elaine Fairchilde's "You Will Not Go" on YouTube and prepare to be especially freaked out!

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