Before I begin the newest series on The Athletic Nerd, I thought I’d share the tale that inspired the whole thing.
I can sum it up with one horrific and terrifying word…
Many people around my age probably consider this Clown/Lizard man sized puppet a cherished part of their past.
I loved Polka Dot door too!
One night, I had a nightmare and Polkaroo was front and center. In my dream, I was playing alone in my room when I heard a series of screams. I woke up and couldn’t find my family anywhere so I ran towards my basement but stopped at the top of the stairs when the screams suddenly stopped. That’s when I saw Polkaroo and the bottom of the stairs… Holding a knife.
Are you kidding me!
He was even yelling Polka-rooooooooo!?
I woke up immediately and rushed into my parents room. A part of me wishes I could remember their reactions. I was probably still half a sleep but I bet they laughed their asses off.
What I sissy…
Scared half to death by the Polkaroo…
Am I alone here? Was anyone else scared of that… Thing?
Still, I think it’s funny if he got away just as the cops arrived so I could yell:
“You just missed him!”
This terrible event from my past inspired the latest series on this blog:
A 12 part series that examines the movies that had a similar impact on me.
Stay tuned and don’t forget to check out Movies That Changed Everything too.