In 1963, Charles Beaumont penned the classic Twilight Zone Episode, “The Living Doll.” In it, a possessed plastic doll named Talking Tina (and voiced by none other than June Foray, the voice of Rocket J. Squirrel) plots to kill Telly Savalas, a bitter husband who cruelly treats his stepfather to cope with his own impotence.
In the 42 years since, there’s never been a doll that comes close to being as terrifying. But that was before Tickle Me Elmo T.M.X. landed on retailer’s shelves.
Holy Zombie Jesus! The next Elmo doll is going to actually have to be programmed to slit your achilles heel so it can get to the jugular to be any more nightmarish. A great gift for the child of your worst enemy.