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Source: CBS

The Dolly in 'Rudolph' Is Actually on the Island of Misfit Toys for a Heartbreaking Reason

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It’s been 55 years since Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer first premiered on NBC, and watching the beloved TV special is still a Christmastime tradition for many families. 

You couldn’t ask for a more inspiring gang of outsiders than Rudolph, wannabe dentist/elf Hermey, and everyone’s favorite prospector, Yukon Cornelius. After being cast out by their respective tribes, the trio turns to each other for companionship. 

During their travels through the North Pole, they accidentally land on the Island of Misfit Toys, where those that are broken or unwanted go to live until they can find a child who will love them.

Residents include a jack-in-the-box named Charlie, a spotted elephant, a choo-choo train with square wheels on the caboose, a water pistol that shoots jelly, a bird that doesn’t fly, a cowboy who rides an ostrich, and a boat that can’t stay afloat.