Friday, August 14, 2009

Flashback Friday: Fartsy Barbie

Over the past year or two, my dad has been converting old home videos to DVD. Every once in a while, he runs across a gem, like this fake advertisement my sister and I made for a product called Fartsy Barbie.

I am going way out on a limb posting this here, by the way, so you better love it. Or else I may not post a certain other embarrassing video of myself, speaking German while attracting a husband.

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What can I say? Well, for starters,
-that toy horse, like almost all of our precious girly toys, was broken, probably by our older brothers. We played with it anyway even though one leg was missing.
-Clarissa Explains It All was a major influence in my life in this time period. Can you tell?
-the soundtrack for the commercial comes from Ken Burns' The Civil War CD.
-I am way older in this video than I'd like to think I would be, doing something so silly. I guess this was before I developed a sense of shame.

If Fartsy Barbie were a real product, based on this commercial, would you buy it? I think I would. My little sister Teresa's mention of the bonus bathroom fan really sells it.

25 comments:

JackJen said...

Wonderfully done, Bridget. You are such a professional spokes-teen! (I, too, loved Clarissa Explains it All).

I'd buy it.

Liz Johnson said...

PLEASE POST THIS ON YOUTUBE. That is AWESOME. I loved it... especially your shorts. Those are niiiiiiice. :)

I had several Barbies missing legs, heads, arms, etc., and I still played with them. They were always "injured in the war."

And I also loved Clarissa Explains It All. What a great show, man.

Eevi said...

Wow Bridget. You are quite the actress and I am not making fun of you:) I think that totally made my day. If anything goes wrong today, I will just think of the fartsy barbie.

I was the biggest fan of barbies. I would make my youngest sister(6 years younger) play with barbies so I could play with them and not feel like I was too old:)

Lisa Lou said...

Seriously, who would want to play with Sparkly and Shine when Fartsy's around? I am very impressed and just had a silent laughing attack at my desk while pretending to blow my nose for five minutes.

Nancy said...

W.O.W. :) That was so great. I played with Barbies far too "long," too. But I don't think there's really a time limit on those things.

I have never been exposed to Clarissa Explains It All.

Teresa Jane said...

I love it! At least I am young enough to not be too embarrassed... I love how you can hear the cd player shuffle as I change tracks. And what do we whisper at the end?

Teresa Jane said...

I am about Brooklyn's age in this video!

Britney said...

Kudos to your dad for putting this gem on DVD!

I remember doing little skits like this with my sisters when we were younger with background music and all. This one of yours, though, is sooo clever. It's a wonder you didn't go into marketing. ;)

The Ensign's said...

WOW!

This explains alot.

Tyler Ball said...

how old were you two in this? And where can I get one of these Fartsys for Lillan?

Kristen said...

You are brave indeed. I wish I still had evidence of the fake commercials I filmed with my cousin around this same age. No sense of shame. Thank you for going out on the limb.

Hannah said...

I enjoyed that video immensely. If I am blessed with a daughter one day, I hope I can buy her a Fartsy Barbie. :)

Jeanerbee said...

HI-LAR-I-OUS!!! Oh, I might pee my pants!

Bridget said...

Liz, I wish I could say the shorts were in style for their time but...I don't think they were.

To divulge our ages, my sister was 8 and I was - wait for it - TWELVE, almost thirteen.

I'm glad other people did commercials like this in their childhood.

Janae, what do you mean, "this explains a lot"??

The Ensign's said...

I was only kidding.
I wasn't even aloud to say the word fart in my house growing up so I don't think I would have been able to have one.

hmmmm maybe that's why I call it stinkies instead of poo/poop.

Susanne said...

Very good! I was so impressed ... what an actress! It reminds me a bit of iCarly that my nephew likes to watch. :)

Mikael said...

HILAROIUS!!! This is the best post EVER. This reminds me of when we would sneak in your closet downstairs and tell ghost stories with a night light! SO FUNNY! Bridget, I LOVE YOU

Suzanne Bubnash said...

Have you no shame?

Try to find the video where you & T danced to Christmas music--it would make a good holiday post.

Jen and Reed said...

I think you could have had a career in marketing. How could you have gone astray? So funny. Like the new blog site.

sarah said...

yes, i think you should try and market it now. i love the performances :)

Hilary said...

Hilarious! My sisters and I made commercials and other short videos as well . . . we unfortunately also made music videos to Paula Abdul songs, complete with 'choreographed dance routines', that my parents showed to my now-husband while we were dating. Good times.

Bridget said...

Hilary, the music videos my sister and I made as kids were awful. The one my mom is mentioning needs to be stricken from my life record. SO DUMB. At least she didn't show it to Jeremy ever.

Crys said...

This video was GREAT and those shorts were just the icing on the cake! Kudos to your parents for letting you play with the video recorder! Seriously! That video was a gem!

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Alli E. said...

That is too funny! And you really are a good actress!! I can't wait to see the German video!!!

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