This was IT Boy’s favorite Christmas present. When he unwrapped it the morning of the 25th and saw it was Elmo, he freaked out. Mr. IT had to struggle to get it out of the package so he could play with it immediately. One of the features of the toy is that it records a voice mail message. Boy ended up pusing so many buttons randomly, and it recorded him saying, “ELMO!!!” He was quite thrilled to keep pushing the play button to hear his voice come from the toy. The phone also counts, among other sounds it produces.
Last night, Fox 5 here in NYC ran a story on the toy, saying that some parents in Jersey thought the counting feature on the toy made “6″ sound like SEX. Apparently, they also feel when he counts “4-5-6″ it sounds instead like “Let’s have sex.”
Seriously? Elmo has a little speech issue, being a young monster and all, so some things do come out strange. I’m here to tell parents that *I* don’t think it sounds at all unusual (I hear 6, people, I hear 6) and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to any Elmo lovin’ kid.