(And, no, I don't mean Fidel Castro.)
Foxnews.com story via Spiritdaily--
Report: Elmo Doll Threatens to Kill Toddler
Friday, February 22, 2008
Elmo has a dark side, one Florida family says.
It sounds like something the talking doll Chucky from the movies might say: "Kill James!" Instead, a Florida family says the threat to their toddler is coming from a talking Elmo doll.
The Bowman family, of Lithia, Fla., said an Elmo doll belonging to their 2-year-old son, James, began to spout death threats towards him after they changed its batteries, TBO.com reports.
The Elmo Knows Your Name Doll started saying "Kill James!" in a sing-song voice, the site reports.
"It's not something that really you would think would ever come out of a toy," James' mother, Melissa, told the site. "But once I heard, I was just kind of distraught."
The toy's manufacturer, Fisher-Price, said it will issue the Bowmans a voucher for a replacement doll, TBO.com reports.
For those of you who remember the Bert is Evil site, it seems that the torch of Muppet malice has been passed. Forget Teletubbies, this is the face of pre-school evil.