Haven't most of us felt like that?
Of course, I've patterned the title after many common muppet names.
The way I imagine it... Although ol' "Soppy the Shadow Monster" looks scary, he's actually a bit insecure. Also, being a kindly soul, he goes to great lengths to avoid scaring people. And it upsets him terribly when he does anyway.
So, please, kids, don't be afraid of him.
(I remember jobs like that.)