Message in a Cabbage Patch

image When 9-year-old Diamond Robinson found a Cabbage Patch Doll under the Christmas tree, she was in for a rude surprise. Encoded in the serial number on the doll's 'adoption papers' was the message: _UCKME. (I think the missing first letter is an F, but I'm not sure. It could be an S.) The company that made the doll says it's an innocent mistake... a computer randomly generated the serial number. But I'm not so sure. Sounds like something a mischievous employee might have done. Kind of like a Cross-Dressing Ken type prank. Instead of complaining about the doll, the family should sell it on eBay. They're sitting on a potential goldmine.


Posted on Fri Jan 07, 2005


Probably worth at least $20,000.
Posted by Myst  on  Fri Jan 07, 2005  at  11:23 PM
I'd buy it. An amusing little conversation peice that I could put in the living room.
Posted by Dany  in  Texas  on  Sat Jan 08, 2005  at  12:36 PM
I never got to adopt my Cabbage Patch Kid. The papers got lost on their return to me! I was about 6. DEVASTATED! Totally devastated.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Sun Jan 09, 2005  at  08:11 AM
It's an F. The local news ran the story and mentioned that the blotted out letter was part of an F-word.
Posted by Ponygirl  on  Sun Jan 09, 2005  at  08:57 AM
Definitely not a mistake,I would
Posted by Evey  on  Sun Jan 09, 2005  at  05:15 PM
Yeah, just wait - and the next person to try to re-sell it will have discovered a "666" tatoo mysteriously risen in the plastic under it's hairline! Should be good for *another* 20 grand.
Posted by stork  in  the spiracles of space  on  Sun Jan 09, 2005  at  05:38 PM
No need to jump to conclusions.
The missing letter could be "T" for "Tuck me in."
... or "B" for "Buck me" (the doll wants to ride a rocking horse).
... or "D" for "Duck me" (when your brother throws the doll across the room).
... or "L" for "Lucky me" (the computer dropped the "y").
... or "P" for "Puck me" (suggesting the main thing these dolls are good for, which is swatting them around in a game of hockey or shuffleboard).

Maybe the doll's also haunted. That should raise its value to at least $100,000.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Sun Jan 09, 2005  at  07:18 PM
When I was a teenager a friend of mine wrote the words "eat me" inside the styrofoam Big Mac container. Customer turned him in, and he was promptly terminated. Employees tend to get bored at times I suppose...
Posted by Darren  on  Mon Jan 10, 2005  at  07:39 AM
I was a bored employee. I just messed with my co-workers. Once, I hid a computer monitor under a countertop & replaced it with a cardboard box. I drew a 'monitor' & power button on it. I even took enough time to re-create our opening menu screen. I gave the computer monitor a smiley-face & wrote "Shaun's KumpyutR" on it. He was kind of ticked. But he was an ass.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Mon Jan 10, 2005  at  10:29 AM
A friend of mine bought a Cabbage Patch doll, and when she looked closely at the adoption papers, she saw that they contained a hidden message. The papers, after a little decoding, said, "Congratulations, you have just been overcharged for an ugly, badly-made doll. Sucker!"
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Tue Jan 11, 2005  at  02:38 PM
the doll was saying hug me. The recording just has a broken beginning, probably from over use.

fffftshhhhug me
Posted by Oscar  on  Thu Jan 13, 2005  at  10:14 AM
this little message from the weird looking doll tells us that useless objects need their fare share of lovin too
Posted by Eva  in  New york  on  Fri Feb 24, 2006  at  04:51 PM
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