BTC: Freaky-Ass Singing Orange from Sesame Street

Let’s kick off the week with a little extra vitamin C:

(Thanks for reminding me, Dusty!)

All hail the caterwauling Carmen Orange. Venerated demigod of public broadcasting, mesmeric and disturbing in equal measure, she haunts the collective memory of multiple generations of Sesame Street-watching children. According to a couple of unconfirmed reports online, she was animated by Jim Henson himself.

Really, would anyone be surprised if that were true?

6 Responses to “BTC: Freaky-Ass Singing Orange from Sesame Street”

  1. kim dancy Says:

    Ahh- just a few weeks ago, this aria was in something on the telly, and I sang along. My boyfriend looked puzzled, and wondered how I knew the words.(I have worked as a dresser for Opera companies, so he was expecting that answer) I replied “Sesame Street” and made him look up the video. There’s nothing like watching someone’s expression the first time they see this.

  2. joasakura Says:

    it’s really funny the things that trigger memories.

    the first few moments of watching this, it didn’t register, until the bottlecap earrings. then it was like “BAM”- “I remember watching this as a kid!!”

  3. Amber Says:

    Oh YAY! I pretty consistently have this lady roll her way through my head. So wonderful!

  4. fortheloveofthestars Says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who considers this “freak ass” I mean it didn’t scare me as a kid, but damned if I wasn’t really suspicious and off put by it. Cool post. Such weird shit. Is Sesame Street still half this cool?

  5. Stephen Murray Says:

    This thing scared the bejeezus out of me when I was little. My mom thought I was crazy for years…now I’ve been able to show her this, and I am now vindicated!

  6. Paul Komoda Says:

    This one was a BIG one for me! I always loved to watch her assemble herself from the various objects laying around before going into her routine. The scene in which she hits the high note and blows her features off was one of the great high points of my childhood TV gazing days.