I don't know why the scriptwriter felt the need to use this story to push a radical political agenda, but this wasn't the place for it: besides, all upright and morally virtuous people know that a block of cheese absolutely is appropriate for a main meal.
The sheer nerve.
Anyway, this was a really fun story--the kind of thing that you'd think would work better in a visual format, but then you remember that child actors are a thing, so this is probably the best medium for it. It taps into an almost-primal, more-or-less universal childhood memory: that uneasy feeling of entering a room to discover your toys had changed placed, and that lingering impossible doubt that maybe--just maybe--they came to life and moved on their own while you weren't looking.
But the real delicious thing is putting the Doctor in a position where he's forced to "threaten" a young child's (newly alive) stuffed animal. In any other context it'd be the actions of an extremely petty kind of evil chud, and Peter Davison is really the perfect Doctor to be placed in so awkward of a situation.
Anyone else listen to Sock Pig recently? What'd ya' think?
I listened to it a couple of weeks ago. I love this story! One of my all-time favorite Short Trips. The fact that the other character is grieving the death of her child while this story is happening just focuses the action and emotion for me. Davison is fantastic as narrator. An all-around excellent story.
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