Monday, January 08, 2007

Tigger Smackdown!

All ye hoodlum children, beware the wrath of Tiggers! Apparently, one Tigger felt the need to clock a teenage boy at Disney World, and the dad is all up in arms about it. You can read the full story here.
To be honest, after watching the video, it appears that Tigger was losing his balance, and his flailing arm caught the boy on the face. I also suspect that Tigger may have been attempting to keep both of them from falling over the railing behind them. I'd also like to know what the kid was doing with the arm that was behind Tigger's back, as it appears Tigger grabs that arm first.

So, I gotta know - did Marnie have a run-in with Tigger that she's not 'fessing up to?

UPDATE: Here is the video, finally on YouTube:

19 comments:

Desert Songbird said...

It's such a quick clip it's difficult to tell. The kid in the costume says the son was pulling on the costume, making it difficult to breathe. It's possible that was accidental, or it could have been teenager-type prankism.

I could also see how the tugging might make Tigger go off balance, and the "smack" is flailing as you describe.

We'll probably never get the full story. I still love Tigger, though - they're fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN!

Claudia said...

LOL!! I have a friend that was smacked by Pluto once...she yanked Pluto's tongue! I think it was similar to those string puppets...yank the string/tongue, the hand comes flying!!

Vicki said...

That's hard to tell isn't it? He doesn' tlook like he's hit that hard at first, then you see how his arm was blocked. I wonder what the kid done. Tigger wouldn't pounce withouth being provoked. Right? =)

Karmyn R said...

After watching that - it looks to me like the punk-ass teen is doing something to Tigger behind his back and Tigger took offense to whatever it is.

Those poor characters - I've heard some stories from some of them. They take a lot of abuse. I don't feel bad that Tigger punched the kid. He probably deserved it.

Besides - how hard could a soft character fluffed up costume hurt?

Susan in va said...

I agree with Karmyn - it looks like the boy did something to Tigger that we can't see. I must say, it doesn't look like he hit him very hard. Makes for a funny video, though.

mist1 said...

I puked on Mickey once. He looked like he wanted to punch me.

Willowtree said...

I saw this on the news last night, and it looked to me that the punk-ass kid was doing something.

Besides, Tigger would never hurt anyone, that's not what Tiggers do.

Pamela said...

I think the kid was checking to see if Tiggers bottom was "made of da rubbah"......

it certainly looked like a defensive response that the man in the Tigger suit made

Anonymous said...

Just after the aired footage ends, you can clearly hear Michael Richards, screaming, “Look, it’s a Tigger! He’s a Tigger!”

Shauna said...

I agree that the kid was doing something. . .

Claudia said...

yep...consensus...that kid did something and Tigger retaliated. You can see that he first tightens his grip on the kids arm...and swings around...I don't think he meant to hit the kid in the face, it's a bit hard to see in those suits, isn't it?

Matt said...

The kid probably pulled his tail. Even if it's not your REAL tail, you still get defensive about that.

Matt-Man said...

I thought the same thing not much of a smack. Now all of the other tiggers will make fun of him.

Kila said...

My uninformed opinion...Looks like they were just goofing around and the kid had it coming, and he didn't seem upset. The parents are gold diggers.

Matt said...

Always skating by on your personality, eh Tigger?

Send him an email at Nihilistic.Propensity@Gmail.Com. He'll (probably) add you to the list. You can access private blogs when you're logged into Gmail/Blogger.

Matt-Man said...

Thanks much fo rthe link Tigger. I'll make sure to do the same, Cheers!!

Dan said...

Tigger deserves the death penalty. :)

Hey! I like your blog's new look! And thanks for linking to my blog. I'm going to do the same right now!

James Burnett said...

That video cracked me up. The kid needed an ass-whuppin'. He's lucky Tigger didn't wrap that tail around his neck and pull.

marnie said...

Oh man, oh mannn. Personally I think that Tigger should be able to whack teenagers. Disney should mix it up a bit.. violence sells!

Honestly though, I don't think Tigger has peripheral vision in order to whack a kid. Jeeze people.