Day: October 6, 2011

Thrilling Thursdays: Raggedy Ann and Andy: The Pumpkin Who Couldn’t Smile

Before we get to the official Thrilling Thursdays media special, if you haven’t looked at Vulture’s robot-battles bracket yet, you totally must.  This is for all you robot enthusiasts and robot costumers out there.  You know who you are.

Today’s Halloween classic is a cartoon I watched and loved as a kid, Raggedy Ann and Andy: The Pumpkin Who Couldn’t Smile.

I blame this cartoon for my assigning feelings to inanimate objects.  I’m not just talking in a normal developmental fashion, something that you outgrow once you hit adolescence.  I’m talking in a, I still have some stuffed animals and they definitely have feelings and I can’t get rid of them because it will hurt their feelings maybe I’m a little crazy fashion.  And yes, this extends to pumpkins–it is so hard to throw these guys out after Halloween but, you know, that whole rotting thing.  It happens.