Local News: Death-Obsessed Elmo Toy Strikes Again

Remember a few years ago when a talking Elmo potty-training book malfunctioned and cheerfully queried an unsuspecting family with the rhetorical question “Who wants to die?”:

There was even a Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror” segment inspired by the incident. Well, it’s happened again!

Last week, a Tampa news station interviewed a local woman who changed the batteries on her son’s talking Elmo doll, which then started using its name-knowing powers to make personal death threats against her innocent child. Why are malfunctioning Elmos obsessed with death and not, say, dirty words? Can’t he at least say “Who wants to fucking die?”