At age two, Gerald McLoy should be at the age where he says his first words. But when the first "words" that come out of his mouth sound more like a broken spring - "boing boing" - his nervous father is worried that Gerald will never speak properly and keep on making these unusual sounds. After his father calls in medical help, Gerald continues to keep making these and other unusual sounds as the doctor doesn't know what to do. And later, when Gerald's father sends him to school hoping that being around other children speaking and having teachers who can teach him will make him speak properly, Gerald still can only make these sounds. Is there any hope for Gerald or his exasperated parents?
Did You Know?
In 2005, this film was included in the "From the Den" collection on the "special edition" DVD of Hellboy
(2004). See more
At about five minutes the man from the radio station plays the three note NBC theme on a set of chime bars with three notes. When he strikes the bells, he goes from high to low in descending order, rather than playing the lowest, then the highest followed by the center bell. He repeats this about fifteen seconds later. See more
But as little Gerald grew older, he found, when a fella goes...
... no one wants him around. When a fella goes...
... he can't have any pals, and his...
[alarm bell ringing
... frightened the gals. "Nyah-nyah!" they all shouted. "Your name's not McCloy! You're Gerald McBoing-Boing, the noise-making boy!'