We asked Cracked readers on Facebook, “What's a children's show that scared you, even though it wasn't supposed to be scary?” We quickly learned of your collective deep-seated fear of puppets. Here are 18 examples of kid's shows that explain all your issues.

TELL US NOW. THE ADVENTURES OF TIMMY THE TOOTH Richard C. says, I was absolutely terrified of Timmy the Tooth or as I called him Timmy da Toot. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. THUNDERBIRDS Cathy B. says, The whole thing made my skin crawl. Puppets, story lines, voice overs, atmosphere... *shudders* I still can't watch it to this day. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. THE TELETUBBIES Sarah W. tells US, The Teletubbies have always creeped me out! And, of course, it's my daughter's favorite! CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. ROSIE & JIM David P. tells US, I watched Chucky as a kid, dolls coming to life when nobody was looking? No thanks. CRACKED.COM

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TELL US NOW. YOU CAN'T DO THAT ON TELEVISION BARTH William J. shares a fear of All the adults on You Can't Do That On Television. Those kids were dangerously surrounded by randomness and anarchy disguised as comedy. Surprised I don't have trust issues with food. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. JIGSAW David S. explains, In the UK in the early 80s, any time you turned on the tellie you risked becoming prey to the demon known as Mr. Noseybonk... CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. H.R. PUFNSTUF Kenneth S. tells US, H.R. Pufnstuf was terrifying. I think the first truly vivid nightmare I had featured Witchiepoo. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. TODAY'S SPECIAL Brendan S. says, It was on PBS when I was like three. It had a mannequin who came to life when his hat was on. The first time he took his hat off and turned into a mannequin I had a full blown meltdown in terror. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. THE GREAT SPACE COASTER John v. says, The elephant from The Great Space Coaster always freaked me out. He still kinda does. I'm sure the handle on his trunk had something to do with it. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. ROMPER ROOM Doug D. tells US, I USED to hide behind a chair to avoid being 'seen' by the Romper Room lady when she broke out that psychedelic magic mirror near the end of her show. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE Catherine B. tells US, I mean Chairry could have eaten you. It's mouth was the seat cushion. Mrs. Steve!!! Need I say more? CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. THE MUPPET SHOW Michael K. tells US, I loved The Muppet Show, but I always hoped this guy wouldn't make an appearance. I even had nightmares. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. LAND OF THE LOST Michael R. says, Everyone remembers getting scared of the Sleestack, but there was this character called The Zarn that basically someone in a black head-to-toe body sock with lights around its edge that scared the crap out of me as a kid because it would just show up in the dark and start dancing. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. GUMBY Johan I. wonders, What was he supposed to be anyway?? CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. THE DOODLEBOPS Jean C. tells US, I was horrified the first time I saw this, and it still gives me nightmares. BTW, I was in my 30s when it came out. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. DINOSAURS Rochelle B. says, I have no idea why but this just freaked me out as a child. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG Nicole D. says, I love Courage the Cowardly Dog, but it was creepy at the same time. The episode with Freaky Fred has stuck with me the most for years. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. THE FLINTSTONES Laura C. says, When Fred Flinstone was locked out of the house... pretty sure that's where my anxiety stems from. CRACKED.COM
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