I remember watching 'The Toy' as often as I could whenever it popped up on cable back when I was a young'un. For some reason, I found it unusually engrossing. Maybe it was the dumb hijinks of Richard Pryor and his spoiled-rich-kid 'playmate' (Scott Schwartz). Or perhaps it was Fancy's (Teresa Ganzel) gratuitous cleavage in every other scene she appeared in, thus kickin' up my prepubescent hormones a few notches. Whatever the reason, I made sure the channel clicker was set for the HBO channel whenever this silly little flick came on.
Looking at it as an adult, though, I cannot fathom what I ever saw in this movie. To me, the funniest part was the fact that Schwartz eventually ended up workin' in the porn biz. Actually, Ned Beatty dropping his pants on the orders of the kid's oil-tycoon dad (Jackie Gleason) in one scene was pretty entertaining too. It was sortuva tribute to his first pants-dropping role in 'Deliverance', which I consider one of the greatest unintentionally hilarious moments in cinema history. But, despite my bewilderment concerning my childhood enjoyment of 'The Toy', I'll often watch it whenever it pops up on cable, if for nothing more than the nostalgia factor.