June 11, 2006

Is There A Non-Animatronic Caddyshack Gopher Doll?

caddyshack_gopher.jpgWhen the day comes that she sees it, I want the kid to be well prepared, so she can fully appreciate the greatest golf movie ever made.

She's mastered the art of puking in a German car, and she has at least a passing familiarity with the Dalai Lama and Cinderella's story. And while the plastic explosives lesson will have to wait, I think she needs a plush gopher doll now.

Unfortunately, the only one I can find is this animatronic Caddyshack Gopher doll, which gyrates to a tinny rendition of Kenny Loggins' "I'm Alright". Authentic, true, but superannoying. The kid already has two animatronic dancing animals, both given to her by a dear family friend. They're both rabbits. One dances to "Raindrops keep falling on my head," and the other plays "Singin' in the rain." They were given almost a year apart, and they both reside at grandma's house, in order to preserve the true specialness of visiting and playing with them.

But anyway, there will be no animatronic Caddyshack Gophers and no Kenny Loggins in this house, so I'd love to find a plain, stuffed-with-polyester version that will give the kid a flashback--and someone to root for--in 2028 when she's old enough to see the movie.

Caddyshack dancing gopher, $23.99 [giftwarehouse.com, where I seriously doubt "they're going quick!"]

3 Comments

No Kenny Loggins?

I think that "House at Pooh Corner" is my favourite song to perform for the twins at bedtime, even if they can't yet make a link between the ubiquitous symbol on their jammies and clothes and the subject of my plaintive wail.

Mike

Here is a link to an adorable groundhog and a Gopher...

[very cute, but it's still A gopher, not THE gopher. and some people might get freaked over the actual fur fur. -ed.]

Hmmm. I think maybe what you really need to do is re-evaluate whether your quest for a non-annoying gopher fits with the true spirit of Caddyshack.

[yeah, I like to think I'm Ty, when I'm really Judge Smails. It hurts. -ed.]

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