A co-worker and I were talking about “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” being on television last night. She asked me if I knew what the problem was with “the doll”–why was she a misfit? Stumped, we turned to the Internets. Turns out that Dolly has psychological problems!
I find this completely hysterical.
“A Dolly for Sue” (as she calls herself) is a seemingly normal girl rag doll with red hair and a red gingham (checkered) dress. Her misfit problem is never explained on the special, but was possibly revealed on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! news quiz show (broadcast December 8, 2007). The show revealed that Rudolph’s producer, Arthur Rankin Jr., says Dolly’s problem was psychological, caused from being abandoned by her mistress and suffering depression from feeling unloved.