TBT: SmarterChild

We’re throwin’ it back this Thursday to everyone’s favorite IM bot: SmarterChild. SmarterChild was the source of endless entertainment for kids across the world when our parents weren’t making us play outside. We all harassed SmarterChild, but there are a few things that pretty much everyone said at some point.

1. Are you a boy or a girl?

Finding out SmarterChild’s gender was a lot harder than you thought it was going to be. SmarterChild never answered anything directly, so it’s still a mystery.

2. $#(@#*%)

Swearing at SmarterChild was really exciting when you were 11 years old.

3. Call me *insert something ridiculous here*

SmarterChild calls you whatever you want it to. The possibilities are endless.

4. What’s my name?

After you tell SmarterChild to call you Big Poppa, you obviously have to ask what your name is so it can call you Big Poppa again.

5. No

Was this something about not being able to say “no” to our parents? Because telling SmarterChild “no” was ridiculously exhilarating.

6. Shut up

This was clearly never going to work since SmarterChild is programmed to reply to everything you say, but it was fun nonetheless.

SmarterChild may be outdated but luckily for us we’ve got a modern-day IM bot: Siri. Some things never change.


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