Move over, Giada! Mattel's new Barbie gets her very own cooking show, complete with cameras, a moving mixer, plus a wardrobe you gotta see to believe!
Susannah Locketti: When I first got a glimpse of Mattel's new Barbie Can Be Chef Playset, I had to laugh. I can't believe that spoiled b*tch gets a show before I do! Not only that, but I was amazed at the getup Mattel has her wearing.
Think Holly Madison from "The Girls Next Door," right down to the denim mini smaller than a cocktail napkin, a funky plunging top with matching oven mitts, and red go-go boots, which must be extremely comfortable to whip out meals in. Did I mention she even has blonde pigtails? The mixer on the set works, however, so as a foodie I have to give them credit for that. My question is this. Who at Mattel thought this outfit was the best outfit to cook in? Let me fill you in on a little secret, Mattel marketing gurus -- she needs an apron to cover up those muffins.
I found this doll on Amazon, and what was even funnier was perusing related Barbie toys also for sale. Apparently Barbie is no ditz these days. There was a Barbie Baby Doctor, Barbie Zoo Animal Doctor, Barbie Newborn Baby Doctor ... what's next, Barbie OB/GYN, complete with a stirrup apparatus and pap smear patient? I'd love to see Mattel's rendition of Single Mom Barbie. They even have a Sea World Trainer Barbie. This chick is a true Renaissance woman!
I guess I've got to give Mattel a little credit here. At least they are encouraging girls to cook during a time when most school systems are eliminating home economics classes altogether. At least they are aiming high with Barbie's career choices. At least her oven mitt matches her blouse.
As far as I'm concerned, Barbie's got it made. She has the beauty, the bod, Ken, her own cooking show, and now an array of other occupations she is perfect at. What do you guys think? Would you pay around forty bucks for a scantily clad Barbie to inspire your child to cook?
|Susannah Locketti is an on-air chef and lifestyles personality discovered by the Food Network. Susannah is a mother of 2 boys, who specializes in low cost approaches to food and home. She is currently working on her first cookbook.|