D&D's Scariest Monsters (1977-1983)
Steve: I think we made fun of ropers in these articles, now you're saying you like them?
Zack: They're scary. What could be a better jump-scare than some poor adventurer walking through a dark and lonely cave, fearful of a beast of some sort and they bump into something. Whew. Only a stalactite. They turn around, searching for danger, when the stalactite opens its eyes and its big McDonaldland mouth and grabs them.
Steve: Ah! That is pretty scary. And it would be pretty scary also to be killed by a giant pickle or some sort of sausage with sausage link arms.
Zack: I feel like you're denigrating the roper.
Steve: No way. Mad respect for the roper. The scariest monsters are always stationary lumps with puppet mouths.