Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Feeling Fun Barbie

Pin It Now!
In 1989 I did a barbie commercial. I was 14 years old. A little past the barbie stage. But the marketing geniuses over at Mattel were trying to entice the teenagers. That was before cell phones so maybe there was a chance? Nahhh.

The Barbie was called Feeling Fun Barbie, but apparently in Canada it was called Barbie Jeans. It was a fun commercial because we got to boogie. Patsy Swayze (Patrick's Mom) choreographed our little routine and my hair got crimped - what more could a girl teenage girl want? Besides a barbie.

(me and Patsy)

You never know what you're gonna find on youtube.

Pin It Now!

9 comments:

Kristin said...

I'm SO for little girls staying little girls for as long as possible, especially with all the pressure to grow up so fast these days, but that is flipping funny! Can't imagine being 14 and going to buy Barbie...Barbie Jeans no less! Did you get to keep one? ;)

TDM Wendy said...

Kristin-So true my 2 & 4 year olds are into makeup. They are going to be heading for prom when their 8 . . . over my dead body.

Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradise said...

I totally remember when you did this Wendy! Too cute!

Sherri said...

Oh, that's such a sign of the times, isn't it?! Barbie seems to be the plaything of the 4 year-old set these days!

the little dragonfly said...

Caroline got her first barbie for Christmas this year. She carries her all over the house and thanks to Toy Story 3 she told me the other day that Barbie was lonely without Ken. Guess for her 3rd birthday in 2 weeks I will be adding Ken to the mix!

Thanks for the laughs!

Kim | It's All Reitz said...

That video is AWE. SOME. 14-year-old you had some moves!! :)

carlisle clan conversation... said...

I love it! I would have totally bought your Barbie as a teenager...sweet moves! Okay I lie, sweet moves, but no buy-e the Barbie...just keeping it real!

Alisha Jaybird said...

Hahaha! I remember that Barbie. I didn't have that one, but one of my friends did. I thought that skirt was awesome. Your hair looks great crimped! Mine always looked awful. Very cute commercial.

TDM Wendy said...

Kim, I love to dance.