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How she works
I'm trying to make a Ralph Nader pull string doll that says things like: corporate crime should be addressed, I think people should have more than two choices for president, and third parties have done a lot of good, just look at slavery and child labor laws.
I was wondering if anybody knew the mechanics of how these kind of dolls work. My gut is telling me its similar to the mechanics of a turntable. Can anyone elaborate on this? email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What she said
can anybody list the 11 phrases?
There are punctuation problems w/ the article.
Trivia section deleted
I deleted the trivia section below from the Chatty Cathy entry. Unless someone squawks or "talks", this information should eventually be deleted altogether. [I was able to glean one useful piece of information from the trivia section--the year Chatty Cathy and her Talking Friends was published (1998)]. Kinkyturnip (talk) 06:38, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
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What's the problem now? You're usually Chatty Cathy in the morning.
Ironically lost to some younger viewers, the quote echoes the popularity of these dolls in popular culture well into the 1980s during which the episode is set.
In the 1987 movie Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Steve Martin's character told John Candy's character, "It's like going on a date with a Chatty Cathy doll. I expect you have a little string on your chest, you know, that I pull out and have to snap back. Except I wouldn't pull it out and snap it back - you would. Agh! Agh! Agh! Agh! And by the way, you know, when you're telling these little stories? Here's a good idea - have a POINT. It makes it SO much more interesting for the listener!"
Starting in September 2007, GEICO Insurance has started using footage from original Chatty Cathy television commercials in their advertisements, where the doll says "Pull that string one more time. I dare you."
In an episode of Robot Chicken, Chatty Cathy was interviewed by Micheal Moore about her recent whereabouts. She claimed the Mafia cut out her tongue, but that she wasn't intimidated and testified against them anyway. She then said that she wished she was dead.
As a phrase?
There's no mention of the fact that "Chatty Cathy" is used as a pejorative phrase for someone who talks too much.