Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Flip-ing out!

When leaving a comment in another journal, I happened to mention that, among toy cars, cast-iron toys, wind-up toys and other detritus, I have a Flip Wilson talking doll, which my late sister gave me sometime back in the 1970s.

A very sweet lady, with whom I share the wonderful bond of having "adopted daughters" (hers and mine) chimed in and said she wanted to see it.

So...here's Flip...



And, on the "flip" side (sorry, couldn't help it), here's Geraldine...



Sadly, they became mute many years ago. One day, budget permitting, they'll be packed off to a doll hospital for surgery.

I can't remember everything they said when you pulled their string, but here are a few samples:

Flip:

"The ugly people know who dey are, don't dey?"

"I like the blues, 'cause when the record wears out it still sounds the same"


Geraldine:

"What you see is what you get, baby! Whooooo!"

"Don't touch me...you don't know me THAT well!"


Words to live by...from a talking doll.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

yeah(!)....send them to the doll hospital. gotta love what dey said!!!

Bud

sugarcane said...

I love it! And Geraldine is da bomb baby! I wonder if there are reruns of the Flip Wilson show anywhere on TV.

TheLubeFaerie said...

That is too cool!

John said...

Those look like rarities, maybe worth millions.

justfly said...

Very cute!

MrScribbler said...

AmberOne -- I have deleted your latest comment -- something I rarely do -- for two reasons:

First, it was crass and, second, you have no idea what you're talking about.

Sally said...

That is so neat. You suppose they are realy fixable? And I wonder how much it would cost. I remember watching the Flip Wilson Show when I was just a girl. I also remember my Mom's laughter as we watched it. I can hear her now. :) Thanks for the memories and I hope you can get Flip to the hospital soon! ((((hugs))))

MrScribbler said...

Sally -- I hear some doll-restorers can get the voices working again. It seems to be an old-fashioned thing with a needle on a disc.

betty said...

Wow, those are collectors items! You might be holding something worth a lot. :)

DAL said...

Duh debil must taken away dere voices.