The 70's were such a weird time in TV. I remember getting mad scared watching a Mr. Roger's rerun when Mr. Rogers and everyone went to The World of Make-Believe (those puppets had scary faces) and the King was threatening to chop off someone's head. Anyway, luckily the King changed his mind later in the episode because it was all a misunderstanding so nobody had to die that day, but I was still wigged out. I can only imagine the nightmares that the British children's show BAGPUSS must have inspired. Bagpuss looks like something from one of the SAW movies. Even his name is kinda scary.
And look at this French show Telechat, it means Cat TV. I don't know nothing they are saying- well this one isn't really scary it is more just sweet.