Look Who’s Talking

September 30th, 2011

Look Who’s Talking - Behind The Awkwardness

“Yes, my father’s ventriloquist dummy, Gurgle Worthington, was a part of the family.”

(submitted by Aubrey)

85 Responses to “Look Who’s Talking”

  1. PaulaNancy says:

    This is the most terrifying thing I have ever seen. that dummy is pure evil. Chuckie’s got nuthin’ on Gurgle. poor little Aubrey! Sometime’s there is not enough therapy in the world.

  2. leann says:

    The dummy looks a little jealous of the child. Also, body language of dad is funny. Hes leaning more to the dummy, which seems like he cares about it more.

  3. JJ says:

    I’ve seen that kid before. I’m certain that kid has been in other awkward family photos. I just can’t place her. Which one was it?!?

  4. WJO says:

    It’s Bob from Soap!

  5. Ted C says:

    Am I the only one who thinks this would have made a great premise for an 80s sitcom?

  6. AndrewT says:

    Looks like the dummy just threw up his stuffing into the arms of the baby.

  7. Dave says:

    I Keel You!

  8. ALN says:

    One of these things is not like the other….

  9. Jacobi says:

    Well, at least we know where their souls went! ;o)

  10. Ponyo says:

    The name of the dummy is just as awkward as the photo.

  11. Sidekick says:

    Gurgle wasn’t ready yet…not looking at the camera!

  12. Carolyn says:


  13. Am I the only one who thinks that the camera focused on Gurgle and everyone else is fuzzy???

  14. Kaytlynne Marie says:

    I’d love to be that kid, dressed in a baggy tee-shirt, being eyed by a ventriloquist dummy named Gurgle and cuddled by the proud father of 2 kids, one a little bit…different than the rest :)

  15. scott says:

    I’m so glad I’m an only child.

  16. Douglas H. says:

    Pssst Gurgle is available for adult private parties. I can’t go into any details here but he is really funny.

  17. Mike says:

    It’s the dummy from Magic! Creepy….

  18. Don says:

    I need a new monitor. It looks like the Aubrey is holding a stuffed animal made out of cotton candy…

  19. CarrieM says:

    Mr. Marbles?

  20. Kootie says:

    i can’t figure out which side of the family gurgle resembles…

  21. Parkersmom says:

    I just saw Jeff Dunham’s latest show “Controlled Chaos.” His early dummies were in his family photos. And not the ones with his wife and kids, the ones taken when he was growing up, with his parents and several of his dummies. He said that one of the pictures was on the wall above the sofa in the family living room for years!

  22. AAAdam says:

    HA! Laughed out loud at this one. Gurgle Worthington? so funny. And the look on dad’s face, like he’s so proud to have his two children on his knee.

  23. erica says:

    I find it strange the parents in the picture are dreessed up, including the doll. But yet the little girl is just in a tee shirt

  24. CB says:


  25. Jen says:

    That is down right evil! HAHA I hate those dolls.

  26. Anne says:

    Pretty sure that Candice Bergen (who lived w/ the ventriloquist dummy Charlie McCarthy)-
    is still in intense therapy.

  27. Nelley says:

    An yet nobody is bothered by the hovering position the mother has to be placed in to get into the picture. Not quite a stoop but a lurch with her chin in front of her husband’s forehead. Was the photographer so weirded out by the dummy that he could not pose her upright? with a little dignity?

  28. Barbie says:

    Ewwwwww those things are creepy! My younger brother used to have a couple, and when I was home visiting I’d make him hide them in the closet!

  29. Linda says:

    No, that’s not weird at all….

  30. LKT says:

    The little girl looks like a chip off the old block.

  31. Mac says:

    Those things CREEP ME OUT!!!

  32. april says:

    That’s just plain eerie.

  33. Mic C says:

    Move you head from side to side. The dummy in the pink shirt and tie—-his eyes follow you.

  34. Jane in Fort Smith says:

    Hmmm. Awkward or creepy? I vote creepy. Look how “Gurgle” is eyeing the kid…

  35. Stephen Drake says:

    Which one is the ventriloquist dummy?

  36. Sarah says:

    And suddenly the dummy’s head turns slowly towards the child as it says, “you just keep thinking you’re the favorite. We’ll see…”

  37. Micacamcam says:

    Totally creeped-out by this one. Oy!

  38. Kimberly says:

    And I thought my husband was quirky.

  39. Melissa Minsker says:

    Aubrey! When this came up on my feed this morning I was like, “Wait. I know those people!” Hilarious!

  40. CarrieM says:

    The little girl’s legs almost look like dummy legs. It’s kind of freaking me out.

  41. FunFunRahRah says:

    Sibling rivalry in this family must get really creepy.

  42. Carol says:

    This one’s creepy and awkward at the same time. I hate the way he’s looking at the little girl like “I’m gonna gitch-yoooo”. And why does no one ever make a dummy puppet that is cute or charming? They are all ugly like that one.

  43. Brenda says:

    I truly wish Dad had bothered to have the dummy face the camera. It looks like it’s trying to decide the best oven setting for a little girl.

  44. Me Again... says:

    One day, Kid, one day….. your parents won’t be around…

  45. April says:

    If the father was such a great ventriloquist (which I would assume since his dummy was part of the family picture), why is the dummy NOT looking at the camera like everybody else? “One of these things is doing its own thing…”

  46. Andrew says:

    Why why why are ventriloquist dolls so creepy? It’s like there’s a worldwide conspiracy to make them as frightening as possible.

  47. JS says:

    I think she named him “Gurgle” because that’s the noise he’d make just as soon as she could get him alone in the bathroom where she could hold his head under water for just … the … right … amount … of … time.

  48. binkymae says:

    I am glad you survived your childhood! Gurgle had his eye on you. It probably happened a lot, but this time it was caught on film. I know he looks friendly, but that smile is so fake. :)

  49. Amanda O says:

    As the years went by, Gurgle started to realize that he didn’t look like the rest of the family.

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