Toddler's Elmo Doll Makes Death Threats, Family Says

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Toddler's Elmo Doll Makes Death Threats, Family Says

News Channel 8 photo by MICHAEL EGGER

Melissa Bowman says this Elmo Knows Your Name doll says "kill James."

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By PETER BERNARD, News Channel 8, And RAY REYES, The Tampa Tribune
Published: February 21, 2008
A Lithia family says a cuddly, programmable Elmo doll revealed its dark side yesterday after fresh batteries were installed.
Instead of singing songs or reciting the favorite color of its 2-year-old owner, James Bowman, the doll started making death threats, the family says.
With a squeeze of its fuzzy belly, the Sesame Street character now says, in a sing-song voice, "Kill James." "It's not something that really you would think would ever come out of a toy," said Melissa Bowman, James' mother. "But once I heard, I was just kind of distraught."
The Elmo Knows Your Name doll, which connects to a computer to learn certain phases and names, recently ran out of battery power, Bowman said.
About an hour after she put new ones in, "I noticed exactly what it was saying," Bowman said. "And my son was repeating exactly what it was saying."
Bowman said Elmo is James' favorite character. James even has Elmo slippers, but the malfunctioning, death-threat-spouting Elmo Knows Your Name doll is now being kept away from her son, Bowman said.
"This is his absolute favorite toy," she said. "So we've been going through a lot of hassle because he's trying to climb up the counter and up the closets to get it."
Fisher-Price, the toy company that manufactures the dolls, said it will issue the Bowmans a voucher for a replacement doll. The company said it will examine James' model for the source of the problem and check whether other Elmos are experiencing the same malfunction.

LINK: http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/feb/21/toddlers-elmo-doll-makes-death-threats/
 

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Get off the Prozac, bitch.

6 more days to Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Silver Shamrock...
 

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If Elmo knows your name then it's gotta have some kind of recordable device. My guess is that after the batteries died, Elmo asked the kid's name and the Cookie Monster, jealous of the attention Elmo gets, told Elmo it was 'Kill James'.

Cookie is now James' favorite ;)
 
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Stalker2 said:
Fisher-Price said it will issue the Bowmans a voucher for a replacement doll. The company said it will examine James' model for the source of the problem.

I hope they replace it with the Kill Cunts model.
 
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I think some bored engineer fucked with something to make a few Elmos do something they might get a laugh out of when it hit the news media.

Come on, we were the guys who wrote fake press releases, how different is this?
 

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She just needs to flip the switch on its back from evil to good. It's worked before.
 

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Send the doll into the show, they could program it with all sorts of interesting things to say to guests.
 
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She just needs to flip the switch on its back from evil to good. It's worked before.
:clap::clap::clap:

I made the same joke to my wife last night. Should have posted it here. Oh, well!
 

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Maybe the soul of a dying serial killer found it's way in there through Voodoo Magic
 

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Here's the problem...Someone set this thing to evil.

Aghhh Liddy beat me.

How about throw it out ya dumb bitch instead of alerting the media.
 

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Knowing Toddler's im sure the 2 year old didnt bash that fucker off the ground screwing up its little shitty computer innerds.
 

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it couldn't be that she programed it to say "kill james" then called the media to show that it can be done, i say attention whore
 

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Here's the problem...Someone set this thing to evil.

Aghhh Liddy beat me.

How about throw it out ya dumb bitch instead of alerting the media.
And miss her 15 minutes? C'mon ... now she's going to have a major lawsuit on her behalf and on the kid's behalf claiming emotional distress. Mattel or whoever makes the killer Elmo doll will settle for lots of cash, they'll send the kid to Sesame Place every year for the rest of his toddler life & then to Disney since Disney owns the Muppets or Henson Corp or whatever it's called. OH and the kid will get a lifetime supply of Mattel toys & games.

I don't think she's so dumb.

And if you believe that then you'll believe that I'm really 25 and just look (very) mature for my young years ;)
 

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