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Skyshale033
Subject: Candle Cove local kid’s show?

Does anyone remember this kid’s show? It was called Candle Cove and I must have been 6 or 7. I never found reference to it anywhere so I think it was on a local station around 1971 or 1972. I lived in Ironton at the time. I don’t remember which station, but I do remember it was on at a weird time, like 4:00 PM.

mike_painter65
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?

it seems really familiar to me…..i grew up outside of ashland and was 9 yrs old in 72. candle cove…was it about pirates? i remember a pirate marionete at the mouth of a cave talking to a little girl

Skyshale033
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YES! Okay I’m not crazy! I remember Pirate Percy. I was always kind of scared of him. He looked like he was built from parts of other dolls, real low-budget. His head was an old porcelain baby doll, looked like an antique that didn’t belong on the body. I don’t remember what station this was! I don’t think it was WTSF though.

Jaren_2005
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Sorry to ressurect this old thread but I know exactly what show you mean, Skyshale. I think Candle Cove ran for only a couple months in ‘71, not ‘72. I was 12 and I watched it a few times with my brother. It was channel 58, whatever station that was. My mom would let me switch to it after the news. Let me see what I remember.

It took place in Candle cove, and it was about a little girl who imagined herself to be friends with pirates. The pirate ship was called the Laughingstock, and Pirate Percy wasn’t a very good pirate because he got scared too easily. And there was calliope music constantly playing. Don’t remember the girl’s name. Janice or Jade or something. Think it was Janice.

Skyshale033
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Thank you Jaren!!! Memories flooded back when you mentioned the Laughingstock and channel 58. I remember the bow of the ship was a wooden smiling face, with the lower jaw submerged. It looked like it was swallowing the sea and it had that awful Ed Wynn voice and laugh. I especially remember how jarring it was when they switched from the wooden/plastic model, to the foam puppet version of the head that talked.

mike_painter65
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?

ha ha i remember now too. ;) do you remember this part skyshale: “you have…to go…INSIDE.”

Skyshale033
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Ugh mike, I got a chill reading that. Yes I remember. That’s what the ship always told Percy when there was a spooky place he had to go in, like a cave or a dark room where the treasure was. And the camera would push in on Laughingstock’s face with each pause. YOU HAVE… TO GO… INSIDE. With his two eyes askew and that flopping foam jaw and the fishing line that opened and closed it. Ugh. It just looked so cheap and awful.

You guys remember the villain? He had a face that was just a handlebar mustache above really tall, narrow teeth.

kevin_hart
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i honestly, honestly thought the villain was pirate percy. i was about 5 when this show was on. nightmare fuel.

Jaren_2005
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That wasn’t the villain, the puppet with the mustache. That was the villain’s sidekick, Horace Horrible. He had a monocle too, but it was on top of the mustache. I used to think that meant he had only one eye.

But yeah, the villain was another marionette. The Skin-Taker. I can’t believe what they let us watch back then.

kevin_hart
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jesus h. christ, the skin taker. what kind of a kids show were we watching? i seriously could not look at the screen when the skin taker showed up. he just descended out of nowhere on his strings, just a dirty skeleton wearing that brown top hat and cape. and his glass eyes that were too big for his skull. christ almighty.

Skyshale033
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Wasn’t his top hat and cloak all sewn up crazily? Was that supposed to be children’s skin??

mike_painter65
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?

yeah i think so. rememer his mouth didn’t open and close, his jaw just slid back and foth. i remember the little girl said “why does your mouth move like that” and the skin-taker didn’t look at the girl but at the camera and said “TO GRIND YOUR SKIN”

Skyshale033
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I’m so relieved that other people remember this terrible show!

I used to have this awful memory, a bad dream I had where the opening jingle ended, the show faded in from black, and all the characters were there, but the camera was just cutting to each of their faces, and they were just screaming, and the puppets and marionettes were flailing spastically, and just all screaming, screaming. The girl was just moaning and crying like she had been through hours of this. I woke up many times from that nightmare. I used to wet the bed when I had it.

kevin_hart
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i don’t think that was a dream. i remember that. i remember that was an episode.

Skyshale033
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No no no, not possible. There was no plot or anything, I mean literally just standing in place crying and screaming for the whole show.

kevin_hart
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maybe i’m manufacturing the memory because you said that, but i swear to god i remember seeing what you described. they just screamed.

Jaren_2005
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Oh God. Yes. The little girl, Janice, I remember seeing her shake. And the Skin-Taker screaming through his gnashing teeth, his jaw careening so wildly I thought it would come off its wire hinges. I turned it off and it was the last time I watched. I ran to tell my brother and we didn’t have the courage to turn it back on.

mike_painter65
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?

i visited my mom today at the nursing home. i asked her about when i was littel in the early 70s, when i was 8 or 9 and if she remebered a kid’s show, candle cove. she said she was suprised i could remember that and i asked why, and she said “because i used to think it was so strange that you said ‘i’m gona go watch candle cove now mom’ and then you would tune the tv to static and juts watch dead air for 30 minutes. you had a big imagination with your little pirate show.”


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  • Anonymous

    HOLY FUCK. That was creepy as hell! Awesome pasta right there.

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    • http://yahoo.com Slendy J.R

      Ahem here’s my creepypasta

      THE. NIGHTMARE

      Jay was adicted to horror.he went to bed.had a dream he was in a room he looked around the
      Room the saw a horrible bieng with a face with no face(or just blood and gore).with a dildo
      Saying fuckduckmuckimaretardfuckfuckfuckfuck wanna bite my cock

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      • Bishobashiboshi

        Holy Stromboli! That is by far a truly terrifying tale! Are you sure it wasn’t Jimmy Savile?

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      • Bishibashiboshi

        Holy Stromboli! That is by far a truly terrifying tale! Are you sure it wasn’t Jimmy Savile?

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      • Bishobashiboshi

        Holy Stromboli! That is by far a truly terrifying tale! Are you sure it wasn’t Jimmy Savile?

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  • Spooge

    AMAZING

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  • HALP

    …that was THE BEST EVER creepypasta.

    holy s**t.

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  • Bildegarde

    There’s definitely something about this pasta… can’t quite put my finger on it…

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  • Candleja?

    I thought it was gorgeous! I loved the format, quite refreshing, and this was a great concept.. childhood memories are so often vague that it was a good idea to tackle them and make them creepy. OMNOMNOM. Delicious!

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  • Benonymous

    but WHO WAS INSIDE?
    but seriously, really creepy one, I liked that.

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  • Hotaru

    Wow that was SCARY. I didn’t get how it was going to turn creepy at first, just adults reminiscing.

    The thing is, the show’s description was so vague, it can sound familiar even if it never existed. The skin-taker was my favorite part though. Seems like it could actually happen so A++ on this creepypasta. This is why I love originality.

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  • hrmmmm

    <3
    i’ll never ever watch static again. ever.

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  • http://thehungryreader.com Krepta

    FAVORITE. EVER.

    Love the format, love the growing sense of nostalgia being replaced by thank-god-thats-over, love the lack of “and now it’s going to eat YOU THE READER” at the end, love the sudden BUT WHAT CHANNEL WAS PHONE?! twist.

    This is delicious bacon alfredo pasta and I don’t care if I get fat!

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    • ThatAnonPoster

      Dude, I’m eating alfredo pasta right now. We’re like twins or something.

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  • Alice

    Wow…
    wait, why does this sound so familiar?

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  • Unicorns

    It didn’t really have anything until the end,
    but the end was decent.

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  • Dru

    Holy crap, this scared me! It was kinda dull, just people talking about a old kids show (like we’ve all done at some point), then BAM! Chills racing up my spine.

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  • blahhh

    i reallyyyy like that one.
    like, a lot.

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  • Mookster

    that is a brilliant pasta, the best I’ve read in a while…wow

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  • Lunarfox

    I don’t get how it’s creepy. I mean yea the characters and screaming was creepy but the ending seemed cut off. I really don’t get it at all.

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    • Anonymous

      You know, the show never existed yet a lot of kids saw it. In case you still don’t get it.

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  • Anonymous

    Mass hysteria?

    though I think if I saw that “screaming” episode I would let out a laugh along the lines of “lolwut?”
    Which I did upon reading it.

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    • Zyx

      Apparently they have it on Youtube. I dont know if anyone actualy reads these like i do, but here is the link to the screaming episode, i havent seen all the ones on youtube, just S2 EP:12. Also kind of S1 EP:4, but its all static. For me annyway.
      Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2h5ym6ZlVY

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      • scared ass 12 year old

        O.O I looked at link and i saw it please help me i still hear them make it stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP ME

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  • Smiles

    Wow. This was just, amazing. Probably one of the best creepypastas I’ve read. Delicious.

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  • OAIEBH

    Fantastic.

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  • Sama

    A very well done twist at the end, though it was slightly predictable that the show didn’t actually exist. It felt unnecessarily long building up to the finish, but in the end it was actually a pretty decent pasta. I’d come back for seconds.

    8/10, one of my favorite pastas in quite some time.

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  • ggg

    jeeeeez i got the heebs and the jeebs. gewd pasta is gewd.

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  • MisterVercetti

    WHOA.

    Way to start out innocent, then freak us right the @$#% out at the end.

    First genuinely creepy one I’ve ever read. Well done.

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  • http://blog.guedesav.blog.br Creepy Mole

    I like how it was written. And the creepyness was all in the build-up. The final was a bit comforting, oddly enough…

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  • It’s a Secret

    :]
    Weird.

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  • Lauralot

    I love this. Who doesn’t have a creepy kids’ show that we barely remember the existence of?

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  • Axup

    Scared me more than any creepypasta ever before.

    Seriously, I was shitting myself by the end of it. O_O

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