Friday, Oct. 02, 2009

Living Doll (1963)

Talky Tina steals every scene in this episode — not bad for an inanimate object. Tina is the doll that young Christie receives as a present from her mom — a gift Christie's mean stepfather Erich says is too pricey. When he's left alone with Tina, a forerunner of creeptastic toys like Chucky, she retaliates. "My name is Talky Tina and I don't think I like you ..." she warns. At the end of the episode, Erich gets up to investigate a noise in the night, finds Tina directly in his path and trips. Sending him down the stairs to his death, she fulfills her creepiest and most famous threat: "My name is Talky Tina, and I'm going to kill you."