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Old February 22, 2008, 01:28 PM
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When good toys go bad X: Elmo makes death threats to toddler

Posted Feb 22nd 2008 11:48AM by Joshua Topolsky
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Sure, it seemed like after the years of hard drinking, petty crime, and run-ins with the law, Elmo had cleaned up his act -- but a shocking report out of Tampa Bay, Florida, says otherwise. A two-year-old's life has been turned upside down by vicious talk coming from his favorite toy, Elmo Knows Your Name. It seems that after a recent battery change, the PC-interfacing doll began spouting death threats of "kill James" at the toddler, with seemingly no explanation as to how the new phrase entered his vocabulary. The situation came to a head when the boy's mother heard her son repeating the twisted suggestion. Of course, what she didn't hear was Elmo's other threat: that he would "cut anyone who crossed [him] end-to-end with a Bowie knife," and, "dine on their internal organs." Fisher Price says it has a team of experts working on the case, and enough tranquilizer darts to put Elmo down, "For good."

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Old February 22, 2008, 01:55 PM
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I saw this on the news this morning but actually missed what he was saying. Wow that's amazing? Someone at the Elmo factory is pretty darn sadistic :\
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Finally a toy worth buying for your kids..mwhahaha
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Damn younger Gen of Muppet's, I would never do something like this.
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Well I thought this was all a load of Sh--. However I looked a little deeper and found this news story with actual video of Death Threat Elmo. Tampa Boy' s Elmo Starts Making Death Threats - Central Florida News 13

Holy Crap.
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yeah that thing would get annoying and I would kill it.
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This started after changing the batteries? LMAO! Who is this lady trying to fool? Sounds like an attempt to scam Fisher-Price to me.
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So I'm guessing it charges by USB?
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yeah it might be a scam to make some monies.
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