Sunday, December 27, 2009

"The Funniest Doll You've Ever Seen"

When buying toys for our young son at Christmas time, I think my wife and I are like most parents in that we avoid buying toys that were designed by Satan and mass-produced in Hell. So it's with some curiosity that I look back on this 1970 commercial for Remco Inc.'s Baby Laugh A-Lot. Go on, take a look:



What parent could've seen that commercial and been inspired to bring this plastic nightmare into their home? More so, what young serial killer-in-training could've possibly asked to own this plaything of the damned - to willingly want to spend even a single night in its company? I have to imagine that any household sorry enough to have harbored this unholy creation would've been susceptible to many tragic misfortunes. Like many murder and suicide, for starters.

And damn, I can only imagine how Baby's laugh sounded when its batteries started to run down. Real fucking evil, is what I'd guess.

15 comments:

knobgobbler said...

That's the friggin' scariest shit I've seen all week!
The 'action shots' of the kids turning to laugh at the camera actually made me jump! Gah!

Thanks for the scare.

Jeff Allard said...

You're welcome, Knob! I think even Chucky would get owned by Baby Laugh A-Lot!

Wings said...

God-damn that is creepy! They should do a Chucky sequel where he has to battle this bat-shit crazy chick!

Jeff Allard said...

That'd be awesome - although I think Chucky would have to call for back-up from the clown doll from Poltergeist!

Wings said...

Throw in the Zuni doll from Trilogy of Terror and you are talking one HELL of a flick!

Jeff Allard said...

Sold!

Matt-suzaka said...

Thanks for the nightmares, Jeff! That doll is beyond frightening!

Planet of Terror said...

Holy shit that's terrifying!Apparently, there's a DVD that chronicles this along with other creepy dolls from the 50's, 60's and 70's. I imagine its equally as terrifying.

http://cgi.ebay.com/DVD:-RARE-DOLL-50,-60,-&-70's-COMMERCIALS---Remastered!_W0QQitemZ400093705795QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20091226?IMSfp=TL091226203006r19549

Jeff Allard said...

Matt, you're welcome - but we should all be thanking Remco!

And PoT, thanks for the link!

Sarah from Scare Sarah said...

That has to be the freaking scariest thing I've seen in a toyshop since Chucky.

I'm gonna have nightmares now, thanks a bunch.

Jeff Allard said...

Thanks for coming by, Sarah!

Carl (ILHM) said...

Great Grandma sent Horror Baby a lifesize baby doll for Christmas and the wife wont touch it. Literally. She makes me hide it face down in the toy box, but thats all the worse since you know its going to find its way back to the top on its own

Geof said...

Damn that's some creepy shit. But lol at the batteries dying comments. Bet that would spook the bravest minds. Now I have that damn laugh stuck in my head.

Jeff Allard said...

Carl, it's a fact that you can't keep an evil doll down!

And Geof, I think that laugh would give even The Joker nightmares!

The Frog Queen said...

Wow, that was . . . disturbing :)

Hum....how come they make the evil dolls red heads?! :D Just because many of us (frog queen included) are, in fact evil....:D

Anyway, I am off to ebay, I think I really need one of those! :D

Cheers!