Friday, October 29, 2010

A Short Trip Down Commercial Memory Lane

If you remember this, your age is showing.


  1. Oh yes, my age is showing. I had a Charmin' Chatty Doll.

  2. awww... I don't...but Willow had a Chatty Cathy. :)

  3. I had talking Barbies and Kens, and, are you ready, I still have a talking Pee Wee Herman doll.

    Yes. I. Do.

  4. I'm in australia so that's most likely why i haven't seen the commercial before, but i was around when it was showing in your corner of the world.
    I too had one of the dolls featured.... very similar that my grandmother had got from Italy.
    Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

    best wishes

  5. I do NOT remember this commercial (which on some level I am GLAD) but I am VERY familiar with the Chatty Cathy doll...I love seeing old commercials like this one.

  6. Oh, my! I think I forgot those ads for a reason.

  7. I do not think we had these dolls as kids, but some VERY similar.;))
    Love the feel of the old adds.;))
    Have a happy Saturday,

  8. Yes. I remember these commercials. I remember watching them during Saturday morning cartoons. Mattel. It's Swell. That made me laugh. I remember that.

  9. we thought we had it all back then.. I was into Rin Tin Tin... :) The Bach

  10. ...I was actually too old for my mother to consider buying me a Chatty Cathy doll...What I really loved was all the outfits!

  11. I've actually never seen a Chatty Cathy doll before, although, of course I've heard of her :-)

    I remember "Baby Alive" (doesn't that sound suitably spooky for Halloween, by the way) commercials. Baby Alive could eat, and eliminate (yup, horrifying) and came with her own special food. Eventually she came with her own special bugs because of the yucky food.

    I never had one but for those of you that had a Chatty Cathy, at least she didn't end up doing anything gruesome like becoming infested. Just one way that sixties beat the pants off the seventies, I guess :-)

  12. I had a talking Chatty Baby instead of Chatty Cathy. I always felt like my parents gypped me. Actually they're kind of spooky dolls.


  13. I didn't have a Chatty Cathy doll but I bought her second generation doll for my daughter in the early 1980's :)

    No one says "that's swell" anymore, do they? :)

    I remember really , really, wanting a Thumbelina doll when I was little. Never got her either!


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