Twilight Zone: Season 5, Episode 6

Living Doll (1 Nov. 1963)
"The Twilight Zone" Living Doll (original title)

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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 ...
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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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1 November 1963 (USA)  »

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June Foray, the voice of the "Talky Tina" doll, was also the voice of Mattel's "Chatty Cathy" doll, upon which the doll in this episode was based. See more »


When Eric pulls Tina from the trash can after he agrees to return her to Christie, he unwraps the cord from around her neck twice. See more »


Talky Tina: My Name is Talky Tina and I am going to kill you.
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Horror from simplicity.
22 April 2008 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

Before the evil Zuni fetish doll from Trilogy of Terror, and before Chuckie the murderous doll, was Talky Tina. Unlike the other two dolls, which run around and stab at people and seem almost humorous, Talky Tina does very little. She can talk, but has no mouth movement, she can move her arms, and can blink and wink. Doesn't seem like much of a threat, but Talky Tina is a much scarier doll than either of the other two.

Erich Strader's wife has bought his step-daughter a new doll, Talky Tina. Erich is just a downright bitter man, and doesn't want his wife spending money on that stuff. When his step-daughter picks up Tina, it says, "I'm Talky Tina and I love you very much!". When he picks it up, it says, "I'm Talky Tina and I think I hate you." He begins to talk to the doll, and the doll talks back threatening him, but his wife doesn't believe this. The doll, voiced by June Foray is really threatening, and actually kind of scary in a simple sort of way. Just a look from this little piece of plastic is enough to make you pause the set at night and finish the episode in the morning. Telly Savalas plays Erich and he's great at being a jerk. The wife, played by Mary LaRoche, is good with her false British accent of the time period, and the daughter's pretty good. This is really a classic episode of this classic show, and I suggest you check it out.

My rating: **** out of ****. 30 mins. TVPG

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