Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

Plastic Surgery For A Plastic Girl

Stan Freberg here. After 38 years, Barbie the doll is having a few nips and tucks. Can a plastic girl have plastic surgery? [:60 SPOT BREAK]

There's another new, more "politically correct" Barbie on the way, although Mattel, who does a 1.6 billion a year business on the plastic cutie, claims it was not in an effort to be more "p.c."

Barbie's figure is 38-18-34, anatomically impossible, say some feminists. Hey, she's only a doll!

The new Barbie will have a smaller bust, a larger waist, and a closed mouth. Hmm...I don't recall her talking too much.

Revisionist watchdogs say her chest, for example, is unattainable for girls growing up. Maybe so, but Barbie is a fantasy, and two are sold every second.

It may have been hard to look like Marilyn Monroe, too, but like Barbie, everyone loved her.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, Mattel--leave fantasy alone.

Stan Freberg here.

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