|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!