Friday, August 29, 2008
TV tie-in merchandise that makes you say "Huh?"
Even more perplexing than the secretary set and Cindy's William's role in The Killing Kind, comes this most unusual item: the official LAVERNE & SHIRLEY Tiger Claw Pendant! Now, I don't profess to be an expert on the show, but I did watch just about every episode of the series–and I don't recall a Tiger Claw Pendant ever being a plot point. I could be wrong, but I do recall Boo Boo Kitty (pictured here), Milk & Pepsi and Scooter Pies–but was ever there an episode where the girls mistakenly steal an antique Indian Tiger Claw Pendant and then have to sneak back into the museum at night to return it? It's possible, but highly doubtful. Maybe one of the duo wore a Tiger Claw Pendant as a "good luck charm"? I don't know...once again, maybe. But it's no Greg Brady tiki necklace. I just think it's really weird to sell this to kids as if it was an actual item that had anything to do with Miss DeFazio or Miss Feeney. I guess a little girl (or boy) could wear it while playing with the freaky secretary set that Harmony Toys also sold. Harmony Toys - I think their slogan was "making toys that have nothing to do with anything."