There was a post on BoingBoing last week about scary monsters from Sesame Street, and guess who were listed? Those Martian things that said “yip yip yip, uh-huh, uh-huh”! They absolutely terrified me, especially in the episode where they discovered the telephone and mimicked its ringing. The first “Brrrrrrringgg!!!” out of their scary, scary mouths was almost too much.
The post has an awesome quote from someone who was also scared of the Yip Yips: “I found a clip on YouTube and freaked myself out a little. When the phone rang and their lips flew up above their head, I thought about cowering behind my desk chair for a second.”
I’m glad I’m not the only one.