View Full Version : Movie/tv show with a kid wanting a straitjacket?

Freudian Slit
08-16-2009, 12:55 PM
I think it was a TV show, and I'm pretty sure animated. There was some kind of weird/bizarre child who really wanted a straitjacket, for like a birthday present or something, and the parents saying something like, "If you're not good, you won't get that straitjacket." Am I just making up my own bizarre movie in my head again or is this something I actually saw?

08-16-2009, 02:52 PM
That sounds really familiar, so I'm sure you're not crazy. But I can't think of what show it was. Maybe the Addams Family cartoon?

Freudian Slit
08-16-2009, 11:31 PM
Yeah, that did occur to me, as it's definitely the type of thing one of those kids would want. I keep trying to google terms but nothing comes up.

08-17-2009, 08:08 AM
Was it that 'Eerie, Indiana' (or somesuch) sitcom? Wasn't there a creepy little brother in that?

Cat Fight
08-17-2009, 10:47 AM
Could also be weird little animated series The Oblongs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_oblongs). There was a broody suicidal French girl on that.

08-17-2009, 11:59 AM
It sounds familiar to me, too.

I vote for The Addams Family, but the live action version. I think it was Wednesday who wanted one. But I'm not 100% certain.

It sounds like something they'd do on that show.

Freudian Slit
08-17-2009, 12:56 PM
I don't think it was the Oblongs because that was a little past my time.

I also didn't watch much Addams Family as a kid, so I don't know if that's the one I'm thinking of either.

Maybe Eerie, Indiana. I do remember watching a bit of that back in the day.

08-17-2009, 10:06 PM
When I read the OP, all I could think of was Dewey on Malcolm in the Middle, but I googled it and couldn't find any reference to it. Still, that's my contribution. I can see Dewey in that straitjacket right now.

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