I think we all knew he was troubled, but a Dallas TV news station is reporting that Elmo may be only one cheap sweatsuit shy of a suicide pact. Instead of asking, "Who wants to try to go potty?" an unknown number of copies of the talking book Potty Time With Elmo apparently say, "Who wants to die?"
Until these copies of the book can be identified and rounded up, Local 6 News is recommending parents place all peanut products and prescription medications in locked cabinets, and is warning them to NOT leave children alone with Elmo in the bathroom.
If you encounter one of these books, btw, sending me an mp3 file of Elmo's deathwish will somehow go a long way to making our children safe again.
Toddler's Talking Elmo Book Asks 'Who Wants To Die?' [local6.com via bb]
Potty Time With Elmo is published by Publications International, Ltd., of Lincolnwood, Ill. and is available at buttonsoundbook.com.