Not only did I own the 1980s Fisher-Price record player used by the evil doll, when I was pregnant I bought one off eBay for my son. He has a pretty good Kenny Loggins collection going now.
So Stephen King wrote a story about something creepy going on in Maine, huh? Wow. He was really stretching himself there.
I have not seen this one, but let me take a few guesses about the story. Where there completely useless adults? An abusive and/or alcoholic father? Perhaps a bully or three? I lost my Stephen King bingo card, so that’s as many as I can come up with right now.
“Chinga?” Man, King’s just got to work in the curse words even if he’s writing for network TV, huh? I am glad that he apparently made the most Stephen King episode of the X-Files ever. Even it being a pretty bad hour of TV is on-brand.
The sad truth of it all: in the real world, devil dolls wash up on the Atlantic shoreline ALL. THE. TIME.
A lot of this episode was actually filmed where I live. It was quite entertaining that it was supposed to be a little town in Maine. But you know, it did look like that back then.
British Columbia is more or less passable as New England, unlike further south places like Florida.