His (or was it her?) time on “Lost” was relatively brief, but he (or she) made an indelible impression on the show’s fans, becoming one of the iconic characters of the series.
We speak, of course, of the squirrel baby.
OK, so “iconic” may be a wee bit of a stretch, but there’s no question that the thing Claire (Emilie de Ravin) toted around in Season 6 made an impression. In the clip below — an extra on the “Lost” complete series DVD collection that goes on sale Tuesday (Aug. 24), executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, co-EP Paul Zbyszewski (who takes credit for coining the name “squirrel baby”) and several cast members share their reactions to the disturbing prop.
“When I read in the script about squirrel baby, I thought it was probably the creepiest thing our writers had ever come up with,” Evangeline Lilly says.
If you’re interested in owning your very own squirrel baby, you can bid on it at this weekend’s “Lost” auction. It’s expected to fetch between $300 and $500. Here’s the clip explaining its origins:
We wish de Ravin luck with her squirrel baby toy line.
For the record: An earlier version of this post stated the clip above will be on both the “Lost” Season 6 and “Complete Collection” DVD sets; in fact it will only be part of the complete series box.
Photo credit: Disney Home Entertainment