My nephew Kevin had one of the My Buddy dolls and took it everywhere with him, My Buddy had a way with teaching lessons and the lesson he taught my little sister was quite funny in my opinion, Sissy is Kevin’s Mom, on a trip to the grocery store she loaded My Buddy into the grocery basket with Kevin and his sister Felicia, and allowed him to help with the shopping, now with two young kids and a My Buddy doll, her hands and basket was overflowing really quick, but she made it through, paid for her purchase and was happy to have a bagger carry the groceries out to the car for her.
Groceries in the trunk, kids in the car, pocketbook on the seat, everything is good, what could go wrong so she drove away, she thought it funny that so many people were waving at her, so she waved back, then people started yelling, she smiled and yelled back “Hey”, they are now pointing so she looked around thinking there must be some trouble in the parking lot, so she turned to drive in the opposite direction, now cars were flashing their lights and honking their horns, she just knew something bad was happening so she sped up only to be blocked by a police car. Sissy had placed My Buddy on top of the car as she buckled the kids into their car seats, and everyone thought My Buddy was a real kid lying on top of the car. This was My Buddy’s last trip to the grocery store, because Sissy learned he could be a troublemaker.
My Buddy was a real friend to our boys until the movie Childs Play came out, introducing the world to a whole other doll, although not identical twins My Buddy was now mistaken for Chucky and the boys freaked out whenever they saw him, one of the dolls met an untimely demise to which I cannot get a straight answer about to this day, the boys are grown now and the secret remains between them, I actually found the other My Buddy doll in the trash dumpster, when I brought it back into the house, no one claimed him so I tenderly packed him away just waiting for the right day to come.
The right day came when Randy decided to give us a hard time for a while, little things like the racing incident with Scott I told you about in You Know I Was Winning, and just typical teenage mouth running, so just for fun Cindy and I unpacked My Buddy and took him down to the store where Randy was working, we went to the dark side of the store where his truck was parked, using the spare key we unlocked the door placing My Buddy into the drivers seat, My Buddy did survive, but I have to report he did lose an ear drum from the sounds of someone screaming like a girl, he suffered a severe beating, and I am sure Randy’s co workers got a good laugh watching him try to kill a doll in the store parking lot.
My Buddy did come back to live with Cindy and I, He survived the move to California and is patiently waiting for the right day when he surprises someone else, even though My Buddy is not possessed, he is getting that look in his eye, I think it’s getting close to being the right time for another boy to receive the gift he was promised a long time ago.
“Hi, I'm Chucky. Wanna play?”