Monster of the Day #1508 Updated on February 10, 2017 By Ken Begg 23 Comments Third Halloween show, third Twilight Zone parody. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1551 (Apr 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1550 (Apr 18, 2017) Monster of the Day #1549 (Apr 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1548 (Apr 14, 2017) Monster of the Day #1547 (Apr 13, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Cullen Waters I never had a problem with clowns (save that one time) but dolls… Dolls can be super creepy super easy. So can knives, really. KeithB I’ve never seen it, but is it a parody of Twilight Zone (I assume the Agnes Moorhead one) or Trilogy of Terror? bgbear_rnh Maybe the TZ with Telly Savales and the talking doll. bgbear_rnh My favorite part was the customer service hold music, Gary Lewis and the Playboys: Everybody loves a clown, so why don’t you? silverwheel “Take this object, but beware, it carries a terrible curse.” “ooh, that’s bad.” “But it comes with a free frogurt!” “That’s good!” “The frogurt is also cursed.” “That’s bad.” “But you get your choice of topping!” “That’s good!” “The toppings contain potassium benzoate.” … “That’s bad.” “Can I go now?” Eric Hinkle I mostly remember this one for the horrors that the poor(?) Krusty doll went through after he was fixed. “Homer made me give him a sponge bath.” *shudders* rtpoeman It’s from the “Trilogy of Terror” movie; the segment based on Richard Matheson’s story, “Prey”. The Zuni fetish doll……. CaptNemo “It slices, it dices…and it comes with a knife too.” bgbear_rnh That could never be made today. zombiewhacker Yeah, I always assumed this was a parody of the Talking Tina episode. And a great parody, too! zombiewhacker The first eight Simpsons Treehouse of Horror eps (seasons 2 thru 9) were comedy gold. The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents all got the send-up treatment… there was even an Omega Man parody! Sadly, slowly but surely, the TOH specials, like the show itself, slowly started going downhill after that. Eric Hinkle Why not? bgbear_rnh Little murderous African guy? Do I need to elaborate? Cullen Waters Living Doll. The whole reason I can’t hear Rocky the Flying Squirrel without shivering. The Rev. Yeah. it’d have to be a, as the Offenderati put it, “little murderous cis white male.” I think you could still have it made, but I’m sure a lot of whiny kids would complain, and everyone with any sense would ignore them. Eric Hinkle Well, the Zuni were American Indians from the Southwest, but I suppose that doesn’t make much difference. bgbear_rnh And now here is something you’ll really like. mwahaha Cullen Waters Brrr! bgbear_rnh True, but most people remember it as looking African. Til now I misremembered it as being Zulu. Eric Hinkle And thanks to that now I want to see someone make a movie where a pint-size Shaka doll with an assegai chases some white guy around his apartment. The Rev. Oh dammit, I miswrote that. I did mean Zulu. I haven’t been sleeping much the past couple of weeks, but still, mea culpa. rtpoeman Do it as a comedy, where the figure wants revenge for all the sins of colonialism….. Eric Hinkle That would probably sell these days, especially with people who don’t know just HOW Shaka created the Zulu nation.