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Joseph Scarbrough launched what he called "The Scarblog" as a way of cataloging his work over the years, as well as going into greater detail of things on his mind (known as "Unfinished Thoughts").

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Worst Puppet Show Ever?

It's been a really, really long time since I last reviewed something about how horrible, creepy, and disturbing it is (ala my Wonderbang nightmare review back in 2007), but perhaps this may take the cake, as it's real... real, as in, this was an actual series, as opposed to a school project uploaded to YouTube.

Anyway, not much is known about this old children's series entitled Peppermint Park, other than it was especially produced for VHS, and that it featured some of the most horrible, terrible, and creepiest puppets you have ever seen... there are some clips that have been posted on YouTube, so here are some examples for your own consideration... warning... view at your own risk...

Not only are the puppets terribly creepy-looking (like those almost life-like dolls Santa would leave under your tree if you had been bad that year), but the whole concept of this seems like they were basically trying to do their own Sesame Street, and let's face it, the educational value of these clips are... not very well executed... almost as if whoever was responsible for all of this took a look at Sesame Street, decided he/she could do it too, and went ahead and did so, without really doing any research for content or anything.

The only good thing about all of this, that I can think of, is that apparently this show is so underground and obscure, there isn't even a Wikipedia article about it.

I can't imagine little kids benefitting from seeing anything like this.

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