Thursday, February 15, 2007

Mickey Mouse Talking Telephone


YouTube.com has got to be one of the greatest accomplishments of mankind since the invention of the Mickey Mouse waffle iron. Over the last few days YouTube has brought me the unaired pilot episode of the 2001 revamp of ELECTRA WOMAN AND DYNA GIRL and a complete episode of the disco-filled NEW MICKEY MOUSE CLUB from 1977. One of my favorite things to look at on YouTube is old commercials. You can find stuff dating back to the beginning of television on there! Last night I found this commercial to one of the greatest toys put out during my youth - The Mickey Mouse Talking Telephone. Bob-Howdy, that toy was awesome! You could dial up your favorite Disney characters using the telephone book dial on the right side of the phone. There you could see a picture of a character and their telephone number, which if I recall correctly was only three digits. (Ah, the 70's!)

I didn't even remember this commercial, and I obviously hadn't seen it in at least 25 years or so. Yet, when I saw it last night, I remembered everything the little girl said on the phone. Creepy! And sad...because I'm sure that info is stored somewhere in my brain where something useful like math or history should be! Oh well!

The 1970's capture so well on film. Check out the carpeting in these kid's playroom. It looks like this commercial was filmed on Cookie Monster's back!




1 comment:

Laura said...

Oh, Ed! I remember this phone. I believe my brother had one. Was it the 70s or early 80s? Or was it just such a great toy that it lasted for years?! Oh, the memories!

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