A frustrated father does battle with his stepdaughter's talking doll, whose vocabulary includes such phrases as "I hate you" and "I'm going to kill you".


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Episode complete credited cast:
Mary LaRoche ...
Annabelle Streator (as Mary La Roche)
Tracy Stratford ...


Erich Streater is upset when his wife comes home with her daughter Christie having bought her yet another doll. Christie loves her new Talking Tina doll but her stepfather takes an immediate dislike to it. Anytime he is alone with the doll, it spouts abusive comments to the effect that it hates him and that it's going to kill him. He's convinced that his wife is behind it all, something she vehemently denies. He tries to get rid of the doll but it always seems to reappear - and also seems intent on following through with its threats. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

1 November 1963 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The house set was later reused in The Twilight Zone: Ring-A-Ding Girl (1963). See more »


When Erich finds the doll sitting in the garage and picks it up the doll's legs are bent as she was sitting. Next we see her legs straight as he's holding her but when he throws her into the trash her legs are bent again. See more »


Talky Tina: My Name is Talky Tina, and I am going to kill you.
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Referenced in The Pinball Arcade (2012) See more »

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You'd Better Be Nice to Me!
11 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This entry has stayed with me my entire life. I think it's the cute little doll face, expressing venom without a change in expression. Telly Savales is a mean man who has married a woman with a little girl. They make the girl so darned cute that when Telly goes ballistic, it seems even more cruel. The doll has some great lines and the expressions on Savales's face are priceless. No kindly, old lady loving Kojak here. We just know that this doll has an agenda and she's not going to stop. When Telly can't cut the things head off with his table saw, he knows that something just isn't right. The die has been cast and there's no going back. The concluding line is great and it sets up all kinds of possibilities.

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