Thursday, May 18, 2006


On a whim, I googled 'pitiful pearl.' I found a few different versions on ebay, but here's the one that most closely resembles the doll I remember.

See? I'm not crazy! The thing exists.

No wonder I'm twisted.

Who buys toys like this for a child???


Blogger Andraste said...

I don't remember her eyes being that big and scary though. Oh well, it was 35 years ago.

18 May, 2006 14:20  
Blogger Chris Cope said...

Christ, that's terrifying.

18 May, 2006 15:35  
Blogger Kim Ayres said...

Didn't they make horror films using this one? It makes Chucky look like a wimp

18 May, 2006 19:20  
Blogger SafeTinspector said...

Good lord! I have a painting of this child! She has a similarly moon-eyed cat and they are BOTH CRYING!

I would buy it for my child. She could stage rescues, as this one would obviously be a hostage of the Care Bears

18 May, 2006 19:26  
Anonymous Annie said...

Is it one of those dolls where you pull the string and she talks? I can just hear say, "I will eat your heart while you sleep."

19 May, 2006 07:32  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

........eeeeeeeeeee.........Huh, ghetting tired now actually, but.....eeeeeee

19 May, 2006 10:07  
Blogger deadpanann said...

Damn, that's creepy. My parents wouldn't even let me watch the Smurfs and I still came out wrong, so who knows if our toys play any part.

22 May, 2006 18:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe she was trying to nurture empathy for those less fortunate.

25 May, 2006 21:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She looks like Paris Hilton

29 May, 2006 01:01  
Blogger Shamus said...

If your parents had let you watch the Smurfs you might have stood a chance.

29 May, 2006 01:02  
Blogger Shamus said...

wait a durn minute isn't this Pitiful Pearl?

29 May, 2006 01:11  
Blogger Andraste said...

Shamus - that's not the doll I had as a child. The one here is the one that most closely resembles the doll I had. That one you supplied the link to doesn't look pitiful at all. She's ugly, but she looks happy. THIS 'un's got the clear glue tear drop. Sans teardrop, it ain't pitiful.

29 May, 2006 08:53  

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