Rather than “Tickle Me, Elmo,” what we have here is “Threaten Me, Elmo.” At least, according to a Tampa Bay, Florida mother.
Melissa Bowman says that since changing the batteries in the Elmo toy which is her 2-year-old son’s favorite, the doll has been making death threats, saying “Kill James.”
Melissa says that not only does Elmo say “Kill James,” her son is repeating the phrase.
I originally thought this was a load of cr*p, because the fact that it knows James’ name made it seem like the Twilight Zone. But then I realized this is the “Elmo Knows Your Name” doll. That means that one of the first things you do is program in the name of your child.
Elmo is supposed to know over 100 phrases, but “Kill” doesn’t seem like it should be one of them.
On the other hand, perhaps Elmo has met Chucky.
Fisher-Price has offered a voucher for a new doll if the doll is returned to them.