Shoddy Tech Blamed for Eerie Elmo Audio

Sesame Street's Elmo has new book, Potty Time with Elmo. But the book is scaring some toddlers, and their parents. The book has a computer chip that spices-up the story with comments from the beloved muppet. Elmo is supposed to say: Uh-oh! Who has to go?" But instead, a lot of people are hearing: "Uh-oh! Who wants to die?" The book's producer blames a cheap computer chip.

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Good morning, I'm Renee Mongtagne. Sesame Street's Elmo has a new book, Potty Time with Elmo. But the book is scaring some toddlers, and their parents. The book has a computer chip that spices-up the story with comments from the beloved muppet. Elmo is supposed to say: Uh-oh, who has to go? But instead, a lot of people are hearing: Uh-oh, who wants to die? The book's producer blames a cheap computer chip. This is MORNING EDITION.

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