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Dirty-Talkin’ Elmo

February 3, 2009
SEX!  Beware!

SEX! Beware!

This was IT Boy’s favorite Christmas present.  When he unwrapped it the morning of the 25th and saw it was Elmo, he freaked out.  Mr. IT had to struggle to get it out of the package so he could play with it immediately.  One of the features of the toy is that it records a voice mail message.  Boy ended up pusing so many buttons randomly, and it recorded him saying, “ELMO!!!”  He was quite thrilled to keep pushing the play button to hear his voice come from the toy.  The phone also counts, among other sounds it produces.

Last night, Fox 5 here in NYC ran a story on the toy, saying that some parents in Jersey thought the counting feature on the toy made “6” sound like SEX.  Apparently, they also feel when he counts “4-5-6” it sounds instead like “Let’s have sex.” 

Seriously?  Elmo has a little speech issue, being a young monster and all, so some things do come out strange.  I’m here to tell parents that *I* don’t think it sounds at all unusual (I hear 6, people, I hear 6) and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to any Elmo lovin’ kid.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2009 4:36 pm

    That’s a funny story. It sounds different each time the newscaster played it. Strange. I’m glad It Boy likes it.

  2. February 4, 2009 5:24 pm

    funny, we watched sesame street just this morning only to see elmo.
    he makes me smile, 456 or what ever he says.

  3. Stephy permalink
    February 11, 2009 11:31 am

    Hi!

    I’m not sure how people get these things in their heads. Several years, the Metrorail in DC had to change their automatic boarding annoucement because so many people insisted the voice was saying “George Clooney” rather than “doors closing”. Not as funny as “Hold me closer, Tony Danza”, but like that.

    • February 11, 2009 11:44 am

      Stephy, every time you go away, you take a piece of meat with you.

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