Monday, January 11, 2010

Classic Clip Monday: Hey there, Suzy Homemaker!

This is so cool. I had no idea Suzy Homemaker was an actual line of household-appliance toys for girls. I thought it was just a nickname for housewives. I like the oven that bakes, a la Easy Bake Ovens, and the kid blender that blends (woo! kid margaritas!), but you know, as a kid I had absolutely no desire for an "iron that irons." I tried to stay away from ironing, thankyewvery much.

You have to watch this Suzy Homemaker promo video, though, if only for the spooky looking guy who suddenly shows up and starts talking in a weird deep voice about a doll named "Smartypants." The doll is actually kind of cool, but the ad for her reminds me of a horror movie, what between the weird guy's head looming, the talking doll, and the whispering woman who shows up and hisses, "Smartypants...she's more than a doll...SHE'S YOUR FRIEND!"

Yeah lady, and so was Chucky, and we all know how that turned out.

Made by Topper Toys, who made the short-lived, much-loved DAWN DOLLS!


Mike said...

Ever since I was a kid and saw Kojack offed by a talking doll, I feel all talking dolls are evil. Or at least have the potential to be evil. :)

Florinda said...

I had Suzy Homemaker appliances AND Dawn dolls when I was a kid. However, I DON'T have any desire to see a talking doll named Smartypants.