EPISODE 14: A BRIEF HISTORY OF PLASTICKIND
CHAPTER 61: A YOUNG STUDENT OF THEOLOGY
At Mitzi Little's home after a hard day of work:
"What is it, Randi?"
"Who made me?""Mattel made you, honey." "And did Mattel make Margaret and Mikey and Aunt Mabel?"
"Yes, he did."
"Did Mattel make everybody?"
"That's what we are taught."
"But...if Mattel made everybody, then who made Mattel?"
"Nobody. Mattel has perpetual existence. Always has been and always will be."
"Like Santa Claus?"
"Well, Santa Claus is...uh...Mattel is...um...I'm sure I'm supposed to know the answer to this. Probably second grade catechism. Tell you what, can I get back to you on it?"
"Okay. Are you gonna look it up on the internet?"
"You know, you are way too smart for a four-year-old.
CHAPTER 62: A VERY GOOD LIKENESS
When Mitzi was younger, she had asked her own mother about the origins of plastic people. Her mother had given her much the same answer she had just given her own little daughter, Randi. But the young Mitzi had lots of questions.
"Why is plastickind special among all the Great Maker's creations?"
"Well, dear, he could have made dogs and cats with opposable thumbs and earlobes, but he didn't, did he? Only plastickind is made in his own image."
Of course Mitzi had seen pictures of the Great Maker, which only confused her.
"But how do we know what the Great Maker looks like? Has anyone seen him?"
"Only in coffee stains, cloud formations and toast.
"But it's been enough for talented artists to get a good likeness."
CHAPTER 63: THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION ( Episode 14)Rag Age.
When Mitzi attended high school and college, she learned a new theory of how Plastickind had come to be. According to this theory plastic people had evolved from lower life forms.
Late Bisque Age.
She can still recall the professor's lecture: "Only in recent years has the possible missing link between non-plastic life forms and modern people been uncovered. Although no intact specimen has yet been uncovered, the many photographs uncovered from archeological digs indicate that toward the end of the Bisque age a new biped appeared on the scene bearing many characteristics similar to those of modern plastickind.
"She was nicknamed Betty B. by the archeologists that uncovered the first evidence of her existence.
"In support of the theory that she is a common ancestor of modern people, in recent years there have been a number of mutations in the plastic gene-pool, probably latent gene lines running back to Betty B."
Mom: "Don't stare, honey. It's very impolite."
"But their heads...."
"Shhh. Pretend you don't notice."
Thanks to my seven-year-old granddaughter Jasmine and her friend Kayley for contributing their talents in wardrobe.