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You read that right. Those two words should not go together and yet strangely they did today. I was in my office working this morning when my husband called me into the other room. He knew I was busy getting ready to go give a presentation so I thought to myself “This had REALLY better be important.” Turns out that it wasn’t important but it was hilarious and worth breaking for.
My daughter was watching cartoons before school. It was Wacky Races, a cartoon on the Boomerang network that I watched as a kid. It originally aired from 1968-1969, so it was old even when I watched it. The car my daughter was most interested was driven by Penelope Pitstop and was called the “Compact Pussycat.” If that in itself wasn’t crazy enough, check out her gear shift below of beauty supplies and gadgets that every girl should have at her disposal:
Just in case you can’t read it properly, her options are “Hairspray,” “Vibrator,” “Hair Dryer,” and “Make Up.” And just for fun, she has shifted into “Vibrator” gear to turn her car into one big vibrator. I was shocked! Why in the world would they put that in a cartoon? And in the 1960s?
As it turns out, a “Vibrator” in the 1960s was actually that exercise device that women used to shake their bodies into losing weight. The only reason I even know what they are is because I love the Carousel of Progress at Walt Disney World. If I had just turned off the cartoon after seeing the gear shift and not watched the rest of it, I probably would have never let my kids watch Boomerang again!
You can watch the whole cartoon below. It’s actually pretty funny. Just don’t share it with your kids.