When my little brother, Jared, was a kid, he made an odd Christmas present request. He wanted his own Charlie McCarthy doll so he could become a ventriliquest. This Christmas present brought him endless torment.
A few years later, my sister wanted a similar doll called My Buddy; she honed her french kissing skills with this doll. Check out the commercial!
Well, now people in China are getting into the act, but their dolls are much more life-like.