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Old 09-26-2010, 09:33 PM   #1
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Icon15 Anybody Else Find Mrs. Beasley Doll A Bit Creepy From 'Family Affair'?

I think so, anybody else think it?
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I thought it was a little creepy when Buffy would say things like 'Mrs. Beasley and I are upset' or 'Mrs. Beasley and I didn't sleep very good last night'. It was almost like Buffy had a multiple personality disorder and Mrs. Beasley was one of her alter egos.
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The other day I ran across a "Mrs. Beasley" A-B-C coloring book in the garage, which belonged to my sister. Interestingly, it's dated 1972, a year after the series ended. Each page is devoted to a letter in the alphabet, and has a drawing of Mrs. Beasley to color. Some make sense, like Mrs. Beasley baking a cake, or making a quilt. But others are startlingly weird, like Mrs. Beasley riding atop an elephant, or sitting in a kangaroo's pouch!
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:37 PM   #4
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Nope, my grandmother bought one when I was a kid so I would see it all the time at her house.
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I never found Mrs. Beasley creepy.
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I never found Mrs. Beasley creepy.

I agree. The Mrs. Beasley doll may be a little unusual, but it is far from creepy. It is a cute doll in an odd sort of way.
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That's weird -- you said the same thing as old grouch did, word for word!!
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That's weird -- you said the same thing as old grouch did, word for word!!

They did the exact same thing in the Leave It To Beaver thread, copied what I said word for word.
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I'm glad I'm not the only one creeped out by this "doll".
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I guess I never thought about it one way or the other!!
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This type of thing was repeated in 1969 on the other Fedderson series, My Three Sons, where young Dodie is very attached to a hand puppet named Myrtle -- similar relationship as Buffy with Mrs. Beasley.

In each instance, I suppose it was a way to give a very young character a means of expressing emotions or relating fears. It gave the sitcom writer a tool as far as handling a very young child. Of course Jody didn't have that going for him, but he was coming on strong anyway -- you might say he was a young stud-in-waiting!
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To me Mrs. Beasley looked more like a school teacher. It never crossed my mind that she was creepy. Atleast not any more so than Kitty Kariall on the Brady Bunch.
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I think so, anybody else think it?

Creepiest. Doll. Ever.

It was creepy enough to warrant a Twilight Zone crossover episode.
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Creepiest. Doll. Ever.

It was creepy enough to warrant a Twilight Zone crossover episode.

Talking Tina! One of my favorite Twilight Zone eps. Though it premiered a few years before Family Affair was even on the air.
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