Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Tinkle Me Elmo

Toddler's Talking Elmo Book Asks 'Who Wants To Die?'
Company Receives Several Complaints
POSTED: 10:37 pm EST January 1, 2006
UPDATED: 1:05 pm EST January 3, 2006
From: Local 6 WKMG TV Central Florida

A mother in Dallas is one of several parents complaining about a new interactive book for toddlers in which Sesame Street character Elmo asks, "Who wants to die?", according to a Local 6 News report.
Family members said 16-month-old Miranda Boll's new book, "Potty Time With Elmo," was supposed to teach an interactive lesson using voice commands.
However, when the book's buttons are pressed, it reportedly says something it is not supposed to -- "who wants to die?"
"It's a sick joke," mother Angela Bolls said. "If it's a joke then it's a bad one, you know? And it's not necessary. It's inappropriate."
Bolls said she checked another copy of the same book and found that it says something completely different; "Who wants to try to go potty?"
The company that makes the book said it has had several complaints concerning the book, according to the report.

Watch the video here.

Wow, as if potty training wasn't intimidating enough for young kids, now Elmo wants them to ponder whether or not they're ready to meet their maker.

Here's a preview of the company's next Elmo toy...


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