This is a Name That Trauma. I was watching a kid’s show in the mid to late ’70s. I have always believed it to be SESAME STREET, but it is possible it was THE ELECTRIC COMPANY.
It was a short cartoon clip and the only part that stuck in my mind was that it involved a blonde kid imagining what would happen if he fell off of a building or a mountain. It showed him at the bottom after his tumble, and from what I remember, his arms, legs AND head were not attached to his torso anymore!
I was always a little on edge and ready to run when I watched this show after this. I NEVER knew when it would spring up again.
I already sent him a message on YouTube to Nantovision, though I don’t know how often he gets online. He uploads a LOT of classic SS and TEC clips. So many he has more than one account now.
Thanks for your help & the links. I remember that “Truth Ruth” song!!
I’m reasonably certain that this is the cartoon that traumatized you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8KRQaB5ev4
O. M. G. that was it!! Thanks for finding this! Even watching this now as a 40 year old, it is still pretty disturbing!
Oh and also, apparently I never made it to the clown monster part when I saw it the first time. I definitely would have had some additional trauma from that. I hated circuses back then and I still do.