One of the most sought-after lost episodes of Sesame Street has been unearthed by Internet archivists.... and it's a collaboration which Sesame Street deemed to be too scary for fans!!
Back in 1976, actress Margaret Hamilton was asked by Sesame Workshop to reprise her role as the The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch for a Sesame Street episode, 37 years after her iconic performance opposite Judy Garland. The 73-year-old Hamilton agreed, filming a sketch teaching children to face their fears in which The Wicked Witch demands that the inhabitants of Sesame Street return her broom, even threatening to turn Big Bird into a giant feather duster.
But according to the show’s producers, the episode prompted hordes of angry parents to call in, complaining that the Wicked Witch had terrified their children. As a result, Hamilton’s appearance on Sesame Street was never re-aired on television or released for home viewing, though it was archived in the Library of Congress for public viewing.
The Wicked Witch’s bitter visit to Sesame Street has been uploaded to the Internet. Take a look... does this seem insanely scary to you?