4 hours ago
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Reminds Me of Chippendales...
I took the girls into Wal-Mart a few weekends ago because there was rumor that a Dora birthday party would be happening, and the site made it look like there would be a costumed Dora and photo opp and everything. It ended up being a surly Wal-Mart employee passing out coupons for the WM photo center and some frozen cupcakes.
I'm not sure what I was expecting. It was Wal-Mart on a Saturday, after all.
So, anyways, the party lady was a good half an hour behind schedule, and to keep the girls occupied while we waited with 40 other party-crazed toddlers, I walked them up and down the toy aisle.
We ended up coming home with two new Ken outfits, because they were the cheapest thing on the Barbie aisle that I could find, which is a shame because if you've seen Toy Story 3, you know Ken is something of a clotheshorse himself and I'm sure he feels like his wardrobe ought to qualify for the same priceline as Barbie's.
Natalie chose a dazzling wedding tuxedo, which she promptly begged me to stuff my old 1980s Ken into.
I think he looks like some sort of Vegas wedding chapel singer, and I'm not sure why he's posing with twins. At any rate, this is a G-rated sort of Vegas in Natalie's room, and you all know that Ken's rubbery legs make it awfully hard to get those clothes off again, so we really don't need to worry about him and the twins.
As I watched Natalie, Ken, and a half-clothed Barbie romp around the room, I thought that there was something vaguely familiar about Ken's new get-up. It took me a moment to realize that he reminded me very much of the old Patrick Swayze/Chris Farley "Chippendales" skit on SNL. This was the only video online I could find to embed, and it cuts off some of the end, but it's still pretty funny.
Patrick Swayze - Chippendale
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I hope that poor Ken is never forced into a dance-off with Sponge Bob. I don't know how that would turn out.