‘Tis the season for multiple airings of our favorite holiday TV specials, including ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’. First broadcast in 1964, a heap of generations have enjoyed the Christmas classic, but with each year, plenty of questions are raised….one issue coming up more than others;
Why was the little doll on the Island of Misfit Toys, anyway?
Most of the toys explain why they’re there. The airplane can’t fly, the bird swims, the cowboy rides an ostrich, the train has square wheels, and the water gun shoots jelly. And who can forget Charlie-In-The-Box? But the dolly for Sue seems like a perfectly normal little doll, and never says why she’s there with the rest of the misfits.
Joe Hummel of Pop Culture World explains that the doll was a last minute addition that wasn’t given much of a story as a result, but she DOES have one. It’s as plain…..as the nose on your face. More precisely, it’s the nose MISSING from her face.
…..things I never thought about before. ~ Jason