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Name That Trauma:: Maria M. on a Shocking Cartoon

August 9th, 2017 by unkle lancifer · 9 Comments

Hello. I am from Spain and I just discovered you. I was looking up the hot sauce scene from SpongeBob and found a trauma confession about it. I do not believe people got scared about it. I thought it was funny.

However there was something I was scared about when I was a little girl. I do not remember which cartoon it was in.

It was the early 1990’s and I was on a vacation to America with my parents. We stayed at hotel in Massachusetts and I wanted to watch cartoons. So I turned on Nickelodeon. At the time, I believe it was America only.

They were showing a cartoon about a cute animal with cute voice but I did not understand a lot of it because it was all in English. The episode I watched had him trying not to touch a button. As time passes, he can not take it any more and touches it. At first nothing happened but then he had his eyes closed and opened them to reveal hideous red spiral eyes. Accompanying it was noise that sounded like a burst of electricity if someone interpreted it on synthesizer.

When I saw his eyes, I screamed and turned the channel. I did not have nightmares but I remember thinking Massachusetts was little creepy for the rest of the stay. I also felt very sad for the poor animal because he looked very cute and I wondered what kind of person would do that thing to him. I’m 29 now and I hope it won’t be that scary as I remember it to be.

-Maria M.

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Dylan Donnie-Duke
Dylan Donnie-Duke
3 years ago

Definitely Space Madness from Ren & Stimpy. My favorite episode of the series.

Tenshi
Tenshi
3 years ago

“Power Trip” from Rocko’s Modern Life has to be the answer. “Space Madness” did not have Stimpy get spiral eyes, and Maria’s obviously referring to the “BWOOOOONG” that happens when Rocko opens his eyes.

Buddo
3 years ago

Drew Bludd
Drew Bludd
3 years ago

That’s GOT to be it!

Matt Sunshine
Matt Sunshine
3 years ago

Hey Unk,

Please check your email…hope all is well.

Matt

marthatyrone
marthatyrone
2 years ago

I can 100% she was referring to Power Trip. I was around her (estimated) age watching that episode; in my opinion, the scene she remembers had me cracking up. Ten years later, I re-watched it and got the message. I can’t believe Nickelodeon would air such a cartoon, talking to children about the corrupt economic forces out there.

And only now do I realize how fucking creepy Judge Doom actually is. That part of the movie never bothered me as a kid, but as an adult… JESUS!