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Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Ga-ga goo-goo burp!

“What was that you said?”


“No, that was not what you said. You said ‘Islam is the light.’ ”

“Na-na-ga-ga-ga-gaah, giggle, coo, coo, mama, dada, allah.”

“Right! That’s it! I’m going to complain about you, you little plastic, shiny-faced, religion-befuddled imbecile. Here, put this on.”

“Ga-ga-ga-ga-ga-gaah, giggle! Uh?

“It’s a burqa. What do you think it is? If you’re going to spout that stuff, you can jolly well look like one.”

“Ga-ga-ga-ga . . . burp!”

Well, that’s one of many possible scenarios that could have played out around the country as parents have complained that the new Fisher-Price Little Mommy Cuddle ’n’ Coo doll is saying, “Islam is the light.”

No, say Fisher-Price. She’s got something wrong with her tubes. It just sounds like that. The only word programmed into her is “mama”. Everything else is just noises.

Some shops in the States have removed the doll from the shelves. Now it’s available in the UK – it’ll knock you back twenty quid, or, as they prefer to call it, £19.99.

A Fisher-Price spokesman is quoted in a (UK) Daily Telegraph story today as saying, “The Little Mommy Cuddle ’n’ Coo dolls feature realistic baby sounds including cooing, giggling, and baby babble with no real sentence structure.” (Sounds like John Prescott.)

It also burps, farts, shits – no, I made that last bit up.

But think of the possibilities. You could buy dolls that say “Vote Labour!” or “Vote Tory!” or (to be balanced here) “Vote Liberal Democrat!”

Or you could simply have a doll saying “Religion is dumb!”

THANKS to "Holy Prepuce", who leaves a link to a video on the comments below. That set me to looking for more video evidence, and I came across this one. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Holy Prepuce said...

I was laughing at people’s suggestibility when I read about this doll, until I listened to this recording in an AP report. I have to admit, it really does sound kind of like “Islam is the light!” Kind of like that cinnamon roll people were praying to a few years back—say what you will, the thing really did look kind of like Mother Teresa.rpbxzr