Of course, this was staged (as it's a universal truth that no Muppet can be truly evil). Snuffy's victim was a Sesame Street cameraman's nephew who agreed to be sacrificed for the sake of comedy. According to staff writer Annie Evans, the joke came to fruition a year later:
"At the next season wrap party, Snuffy came on to start the show again, but he wasn't feeling well. He had a tummy ache for some strange reason. Suddenly, he started to heave, and he 'threw up' the same boy from last season, now wearing a tattered shirt and covered in goo."
And if that story failed to give you chills, behold Mr. Snuffleupagus' earliest appearances, which fell somewhere between "demonically possessed pile of ground beef" and "sentient shag carpet."
Don't worry kids, Snuffy is still quite fluffy.
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