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Doll Terrifying Drive-Thru Workers Makes The Internet Scream: “Not Today”

Whether you’re a horror movie fan or not, you may have heard of Annabelle. The ‘haunted’ doll was housed in the former occult museum owned by Ed and Lorraine Warren, the paranormal investigators who inspired Conspiracy film series and its spinoffs.

Although the “real life” Annabelle is a Raggedy Ann doll, the movie version is much scarier, as shown in this hilarious but disturbing driving prank on TikTok.

A vintage porcelain doll with a cracked head and face. The fear of jumping behind the wheel has terrified unsuspecting fast food workers, with reactions ranging from screams to panicked looks.
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User @moodtoobe shared the video on May 9, and it has since received 4.8 million likes and nearly 30,000 comments.

In the clip, the driver and his friend stop at several drive-thru restaurants and scare the waiters with a replica doll from the movie. annabelle (2014). While not a pleasant experience for the drive-thru staff, their invaluable reactions have the internet roaring with laughter.

“Oh my God” shouts an unsuspecting waiter.

“Uh uh” said another, immediately closing the drive-thru window.

” Where are they ? asks a woman, who runs away screaming after the doll answers “here”.

TikTok users couldn’t get enough of the 30-second footage, with Jessica Drake commenting, “They don’t get paid enough for this.”

Nikita said, “I would have screamed but it’s still funny.”

The server who replied “Uh uh” was particularly popular among commenters, with

Marlo writes; “The last one said not today.”

Ezy agreed, posting, “Last one said ‘goodbye girl.'”

Kiyoko_Akari added, “She really said uh uh, like it always happens.”

Fear of dolls or inanimate objects, or pediophobia, is not uncommon. According to John Hopkins Medicine, 19 million Americans have some degree of phobia. Whether mild or severe, phobias often begin in early childhood and are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

One hypothesis for why dolls are so scary is the “strange valley” hypothesis. The uncanny valley refers to the unease we feel around objects that seem almost human, but not quite. This explains why robots also give people chills, as well as things that seem accidentally human, like this bathrobe. The hypothesis was originally put forward by robotics professor Masahiro Mori in the 1970s and has been widely studied by other researchers since.

Some users have pointed out that panic is the only logical response to a haunted doll.

Natalija 09 asked “But what should they do like saying hello anabell you look [stunning] today what [would] do you like to order ??”

While user5639003159928 joked, “I’d be like ‘Welcome to mc Donalds, what can I get for you. A big haunted burger with fries, you want a soda with that?”

Newsweek contacted @moodtoobe for comment.