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Little Hawk 03 Apr 06 - 04:19 PM
Peace 03 Apr 06 - 04:21 PM
Purple Foxx 03 Apr 06 - 04:23 PM
Peace 03 Apr 06 - 04:26 PM
Purple Foxx 03 Apr 06 - 04:27 PM
Sorcha 03 Apr 06 - 04:28 PM
Little Hawk 03 Apr 06 - 04:30 PM
Little Hawk 03 Apr 06 - 04:31 PM
Peace 03 Apr 06 - 04:31 PM
Little Hawk 03 Apr 06 - 04:34 PM
Purple Foxx 03 Apr 06 - 04:34 PM
Little Hawk 03 Apr 06 - 04:37 PM
Purple Foxx 03 Apr 06 - 04:42 PM
Little Hawk 03 Apr 06 - 04:44 PM
Peace 03 Apr 06 - 04:46 PM
Purple Foxx 03 Apr 06 - 04:49 PM
Liz the Squeak 03 Apr 06 - 05:15 PM
artbrooks 03 Apr 06 - 08:41 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 03 Apr 06 - 09:01 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 03 Apr 06 - 09:06 PM
katlaughing 03 Apr 06 - 11:01 PM
alison 04 Apr 06 - 02:49 AM
Little Hawk 04 Apr 06 - 03:15 PM
artbrooks 04 Apr 06 - 04:44 PM
akenaton 04 Apr 06 - 06:03 PM
SINSULL 04 Apr 06 - 06:07 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 04 Apr 06 - 09:25 PM
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Arne 05 Apr 06 - 11:27 AM
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Subject: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 04:19 PM

Did anyone here ever buy one of those? Got one now? Does it still work?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Peace
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 04:21 PM

I had one but he became a Saint who started a Fire.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 04:23 PM

What exactly is your "Elmo" LH,& why would I wish to tickle it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Peace
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 04:26 PM

You HAD to ask, didn't you, PF?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 04:27 PM

You think I might regret it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Sorcha
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 04:28 PM

Grandson has one.....still works as far as I know.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 04:30 PM

It's a toy. It looks like this:

Tickle Me Elmo

"The story of how a slow-selling, expensive doll become the must-have item of Christmas 1996, is a fascinating look at how the media can inspire a consumer-buying frenzy.

Tickle Me Elmo - a fuzzy red doll patterned after a Sesame Street muppet - went from languishing on store shelves to creating department store stampedes and making millions for its manufacturer Tyco Toys - all because a shrewd promotion involving talk show host Rosie O'Donnell and a little luck."

"Tickle Me Elmo is a study in mob mentality," says Stephen Sandberg, a U.S. toy buyer. "People today are looking for Elmo without even knowing what it looks like".


I just want to know if anyone on Mudcat will admit to owing one of the stupid things now...and if it still works.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 04:31 PM

Ummm...thanks, Sorcha. I see that you had already answered while I was typing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Peace
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 04:31 PM

I got a blow-up doll of William Shatner. Does that count?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 04:34 PM

Oh, man. That will fetch a king's ransom on Ebay.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 04:34 PM

Anyone remember Cabbage Patch Kids?
That was a similar kind of hype.
(They all looked like Shatner as well.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 04:37 PM

Cabbage Patch Dolls? Yeah. Who could forget them? Man, I detested those things.

Then there were pet rocks. Remember that?

And Beanie Babies. Hundreds of millions of Beanie Babies.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 04:42 PM

Um,I have a Beanie thingy on my desk.
It's a Walrus.
It's name is Paul.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 04:44 PM

"The Walrus is Paul" Ha! Very good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Peace
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 04:46 PM

Pet Rocks. Think about it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 04:49 PM

Every time I change the Cat litter I find pet rocks an attractive proposition.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 05:15 PM

Woman who used to work in the factory was fired for taking too long to perform her allotted task and backing up the production line.

They found her under a pile of fur fabric and stuffing, frantically sewing... turns out she misunderstood when the foreman said 'you give Elmo the test tickles'.





I'll get me dustbin...

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: artbrooks
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 08:41 PM

My boss gave Elmos to our union president and me when we were in the middle of some very contentious (on her part, at least) negotiations. I thought it was a kick and she thought (as best as I can remember) that it was "a typical insult perpetrated by management upon the labor-relations process." So what could I do? I kept Elmo on the bookshelf behind my desk until I retired four years later, and left him behind for my successor!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 09:01 PM

LITTLE HAWK! This is a derivative thread! It serves precisely the same function as the "Big Mouth Billy Bass" thread you started earlier today! They're both about stupid fad-driven consumer products.

It is, therefore, a copycat thread in spirit if not in name and, as such, is worthy of censure, sanctions and a hard slap on the pee-pee.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 09:06 PM

On the other hand, I believe one of my ex-girlfriends had a friendly little red device called "Tickle Me Dildo".


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Apr 06 - 11:01 PM

My grandson has an Elmo which sings and dances the Hokey-Pokey. I am bringing it to the Getaway!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: alison
Date: 04 Apr 06 - 02:49 AM

still got one and it still works

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Apr 06 - 03:15 PM

What does "slainte" mean?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: artbrooks
Date: 04 Apr 06 - 04:44 PM

Salúd


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: akenaton
Date: 04 Apr 06 - 06:03 PM

Short for "Slainte Bha" (slan-shay- va)

Gaelic salutation (Good health ...Cheers..ect)


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: SINSULL
Date: 04 Apr 06 - 06:07 PM

You have brought back sad memories of a couple of shysters standing outside FAO Shwartz on Christmas Eve trying to sell Elmo for $200 bucks. They had takers. Very sad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 04 Apr 06 - 09:25 PM

Anyone else here old enough to remember "Gonks". 1960s furry spherical soft toys, they must have been the generic mad novelty that led to all these others.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 05 Apr 06 - 03:54 AM

I remember Gonks... they were more 1970's over here in the UK. I had a splendid egg yolk yellow one with a Royal Stuart tartan nose and matching bottom.

I was only 7.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Tickle Me Elmo
From: Arne
Date: 05 Apr 06 - 11:27 AM

You know what the Quality Control department does at the factory just before they ship the "Tickle Me Elmo"s?


They give him two test tickles.

;-)

Cheers,


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