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DOLL     4'0m3f A new doll recites Bible verses

MOM -- (enters, wearing bib apron, crosses slowly)

AMY -- (follows with remote control in hand) Hey, Mom, look 
what I found!

DOLL - (Raggedy Ann or other familiar doll, follows, walking 
stiffly, artificially, fixed gaze, turns head robotically side 
to side) Hello. Hello. Hello.

MOM -- Oh, no. Amy, have you been digging through the dumpster 
at the toy factory again?

AMY -- (pushing buttons to guide doll to DC, between Amy and 
Mom) I know what you're going to say, Mom. But this doll is 
really special.

MOM -- That's what you said last time.

AMY -- You don't understand, Mom. This doll is programmable.

MOM -- Amy, do you know how many of your REALLY SPECIAL toys 
have ended up in the attic? 

AMY --  This isn't really a toy, Mom. It's really a computer 
with arms and legs. Listen. (pushes button)

DOLL - Mary had a little l...l...l...lamb. It's fleece was 
white as snow.

MOM -- Aren't you getting a little old for nursery rhymes?

AMY -- (feverishly pushing buttons) That was just a 
demonstration. I told you, it's programmable. I thought I could 
take her to Sunday School with me.

MOM -- Sunday School.

AMY -- Not MY Sunday School class, Mom. The one I assist at, the 
class for the little kids. I programmed her to recite Bible 
verses. Listen. (push button, aiming remote control at Doll)

DOLL - Born of a virgin, wrapped swaddling clothes, lying in a 
manger, because... rid did did did dit... She lived in a shoe. 
She had so many children she didn't know what to do.

MOM -- Nice try.

AMY -- Wait a minute. Let's try this one. (pushes button)

DOLL - After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea during the 
reign of King Herod ... rid did did dit ... he called for his 
pipe and he called for his bowl and and he called for his 
fiddlers three.

MOM -- Did it ever occur to you that there was a reason why this 
doll ended up in the dumpster?

AMY -- It just needs a little adjustment, that's all. (pushes 
button)

DOLL - Three magi from the east came to Jerusalem....rid did 
did dit... the clock struck one, and down he ran, hickory dickory 
dock.

MOM -- Must be the New International Version.

AMY -- Very Funny. (lifts Dolls hair, reaches around to back of 
neck) There are some adjustments here. Let's try those. (presses 
button)

DOLL - And there were shepherds living out in the fields 
nearby, keeping watch over their sheep... rid did did did dit 
.... with a baa baa here, a baa baa there, here a baa there a 
baa, everywhere a baa baa.

MOM -- (turns toward exit)

AMY -- Are you going?

MOM -- (turns back) To make room in the attic for that thing.

AMY -- (reaches behind Doll's neck) Mom, you haven't even given 
her a fair trial. I'm sure one of these adjustment will solve 
the problem. (pushes button)

DOLL - At the wedding in Cana in Galilee, Jesus turned water 
into wine and... rid did did did dit ...The cow jumped over the 
moon and the dish ran away with the spoon.

MOM -- I know! She could recite verses for the Junior High 
class! They'll never notice the difference.

AMY -- (reaches behind Doll's neck) Very Funny. Give me just one 
more chance to get it right. (pushes button)

DOLL - After supper, Jesus and the disciples went out of the 
city to the Mount of Olive... Rid did did did dit...Jack fell 
down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.

MOM -- (takes remote control, pushes buttons) Here, let me try. 
I know a little about computers.

DOLL - Amy, turn off the television and do your homework.

MOM -- That's more like it. (pushes button)

AMY -- Mother.

DOLL - You've been on the phone too long. Clean up your room. 

MOM -- (exiting) You know you're right, Amy. This Doll does have 
some practical applications.

DOLL - (follows) Amy, it's your turn to do the dishes.

AMY -- (follows) Mother, come back here. That's MY doll.

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