This is yet another reason why I hate dolls. I soiled myself every time a new Chucky movie came out. There’s just something about the possibility of these little bastards coming to life and slicing my achilles that makes me cringe. A two-year-old in Florida named James had a close encounter with his Elmo Knows Your Name doll as the little red demon toy kept uttering the phrase “Kill James.” Now that’s freaky as hell. This particular Elmo can be programmed to repeat phrases and remembers your child’s name. Who knows, it could have been a cruel prank. Fisher-Price is investigating the situation.
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.”