Tickle Me Elmo becomes Murder You Elmo
Parents of small children will probably never look at Sesame Street's cuddly and playful Elmo character quite the same way again.
In an apparent glitch in the toy, a Florida family discovered that changing the batteries in an Elmo doll that learns its owner's name can turn rather sinister.
"It's not something that really you would think would ever come out of a toy," said Melissa Bowman. "But once I heard, I was just kind of distraught."
It seems like the kind of glitch that would slip through the testing process at Fischer Price -- probably the last one anyone could ever expect. Really, the kind of thing that just makes one scratch their head and say "what the fuck!?"
Then again, such behaviour could have its upside: