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A Man In An Elmo Suit Teaches Potty Training. With Sound Effects.

I would like to just take this space to remind everyone about my earlier post about the upcoming (cough! highbrow! cough!) documentary about industrial design, Objectified. Please hold the existence of that post, and its high-hanging, difficult-to-pick fruit, in your mind as you watch this creepy-as-fuck video in which a guy (the kid’s Dad?) in an Elmo suit teaches a toddler, um, how to, um, go number two in the potty:

Is that a rented suit from a costume store? Is there a hole in the back? Were sound effects added somehow? What about toilet paper? And WHYYYYY? At least the kid seems almost as freaked out as us. (“Thanks” to Sarah for the tip!)