Thursday, June 26, 2014

We are....two wild and crazy guys!



Swinging, the Festrunk brothers enter their bachelor pad.
Yortuk says, "Oh, Georg my brother, there will certainly be a lot of swinging in our bachelor pad tonight!"



Laughing and swinging, Georg leans back and says, "Hold it! Let's catch some rays!" 
"You and what Army!" laughs Yortuk. "Forget about it!"
They swing over towards their wet bar. 
"Ah, that fox bar was really something tonight. It was no difficulty to see many swinging Americans enjoying each other a great deal." says Georg.
 


"And here is a thing I will tell you," says Yortuk, "that two swinging foxes have the hots-on for us, and are coming here tonight to let us hold on to their big American breasts!"

 Opening two bottles of beer, Georg says,  "Why not? There's nothing preventing them. After all, there is no other pair of Czech brothers who cruise and swing so successfully in tight slacks!"




Georg toasts his brother Yortuk, "We are...two wild and crazy guys!"
"Soon, will be the foxes." says Yortuk. And the doorbell rings!




"Fox-es!" they yell and swing successfully to the front door.




"Look who it is standing here, our swinging American buddy, Cliff." says Georg.
"Slap my hand, black soul man!" Georg extends his hand and Cliff slaps it.

"Uh, hi Georg, hi Yortuk." says Cliff.



 
 
"Hey, man, I was invited to this really hot party tonight. Do you guys wanna go?"
 




"No way! That's your funeral!"  Yortuk laughs.





"Don't come crawling to us. Two hot fashion models from the fox bar will be here soon to give themselves to the Festrunk Brothers!" brags Georg.







Cliff says "You.. got two ladies coming here tonight? I don't believe it!"

"We cruised for them in our tight slacks which give us great bulges!" smiles Georg.

"Wait a minute.." says Cliff,  "if these chicks were so interested, why didn't they just come back with you, man?"

"Oh, we gave them the address to our bachelor pad. They had to go to the Statue of Liberty to pick up their birth control devices." Yortuk informs Cliff.

"Uh, what..? The Statue of Liberty..?" stutters Cliff.

"They told us that in America, many American park rangers distribute birth control devices." says Georg.

Yortuk adds "Poor foxes. Every time they are having sex, they must go to the closest national monument."




"O-kay.. Yortuk, Georg.. sit down for a minute, I've got to talk to you." says Cliff kindly.  "Now, these chicks.. are not going to show up."

"Who told you that?!" Yortuk asks.

"Man, you guys have been hosed, baby." answers Cliff.

Excitedly, Georg yells, "Hosed?! Count me in!" He and Yortuk laugh.




"No, no, no, no.. Uh.. hosed.. tricked.. I mean, they stood you up, man. They're not coming here. These ladies figured, 'Hey, we got these two Czechoslovakian dudes trying to pick us up....what do they know? Let's hose 'em.' These chicks were lying, man." explains Cliff.




Georg says,  "I blame myself."
"This really bums me out." replies Yortuk.
"We sure have a drag." they say in unison.
"We will never swing again...," says Georg.


Cliff smiles and says,  "Hey, look.. you're good guys, man. But sometimes you come on too strong, man. Now, when we're out partying, if you want to score with girls, you can't keep running around yelling.. Let's swi-i-ing! You wanna swi-i-ing? Man, you gotta be cool, man! You're in America! This is America!"

"Come on, you guys...look, don't take it so hard. Let's go to that party, man!" Cliff says.

The doorbell rings.

 
 
"Who can this be?" asks Yortuk. Georg and Yortuk move slowly to the door, barely swinging.
 
 


"Now are the foxes!!" exclaims Yortuk.

"Hey, foxes! Clean up your act!" says Georg, and he and Yortuk laugh.

"Hi, Yortuk. Hi, Georg. Sorry we're late." says Fox #1.




"No hassles, man." says Yortuk.  "Hey! Listen to Georg's joke!"

"Okay! How many astro-sign medallions can you wear?" asks Georg.

Fox #2 says, "I don't know, I.."

"Next time, try five of them!" interrupts Georg, laughing with Yortuk.

"Let's go, foxes! Le-e-et's swing!" calls out Yortuk.
 




 "So get off my back, Let's get it on!" swings Georg.

"So, now you know. We are.. two wild and crazy guys!" from both Yortuk and Georg.

Thanks to my friend Myrtle Mayhem at Dollhouse Shenanigans for finding the Festrunk brothers on ebay and sending a link to me with the subject line "2 wild and crazy guys!"  When they arrived at the Village, they sported just wild slacks and white shirts. I added prints to their shirts, caps, medallions, hair on their chests...and of course their bulges!

And thanks to Saturday Night Live for the story line and basic dialogue AND for entertaining us all these years!

This is a Brio house from 1969. Furniture, with the exception of the couch, is by Lundby.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Yes, Virginia, cowboys do live in Texas!


 
and some of them live close to the Village.....
 
Diego Pickett is the stationmaster at the Keystone Outpost 
 on down the road * from the Village. He lives there with wife Savannah
and his children Little Zeke and Liza.


Savannah is so proud of her new Barbie cowgirl hat that Diego bought her on his last trip to  town...she is trying to figure out a way to show it off. Maybe a little hoedown*... they can  invite all the neighboring ranchers and farmers . "We can celebrate my new Barbie hat!" she says to Diego. Southern girls can be a bit shallow at times.


Little Zeke likes to climb the rocks around the fort....
and Liza follows so she can tattle on him.


Agreeing to Savannah's suggestion, Diego decides that Little Zeke is old enough to ride to the neighboring ranches and invite everyone to the hoedown. Little Zeke saddles his horse Trusty and heads out while everyone waves goodbye. Savannah is hoping he remembers to ride his horse at least part of the way.


The Flagg boys, Buck, Spud and Chance, and little sister Sissie, are excited about going to a hoedown. They dress in their best bib and tucker*, tuck their pistolas* in their belts and get an early start. Texans don't go anywhere without their pistolas. Stopping to rest the horses, Spud is the first out of the wagon and already has his pistol drawn looking for something to shoot. Chance is standing on the wagon tongue hoping he won't be played out* before he gets there. Buck has headed to the nearest rock to see a man about a horse*....Sissie is last out of the wagon.


Sissie heads behind the biggest cactus while Buck walks to the side of the wagon to stretch his leg. You notice that Buck is walking with a crutch...he lost his left leg in a bull riding accident....a mechanical bull riding accident. Ow-ooch!


Spud starts shooting at the tumbleweeds to see how far they will roll. "Dad blame it * Spud!" yells Chance, "you're gonna spook the horses.

 

 Before leaving, they stop to take a selfie, forgetting they don't have smart phones. Nice smiles however guys!

 

 
 The Mueller family of the nearby Fenstermacher Ranch decide to go in style and hire a stagecoach to travel to the Pickett hoedown. Klaus assures them he can drive a stagecoach and he knows the way. Problems crop up quickly....the stagecoach doors weren't made to open so Sigrid was forced to ride on top, while Axel and Dieter hop on the back and say their prayers. First they ride westerly....
 
 
   Then they ride easterly....
 
  then west.......

 
and east again.....
 


Finally Deiter yells, "Whoa! I'll jus climb that tall cactus  yonder and see whats to see. Oh, it's still a fur piece* to the outpost!"
 
 

On his way to the Village, Little Zeke stops by Three-and-a-Half-Rocks
 to invite his climbing buddies Mohe and Kanuna to come to the hoedown.
 Of course, their parents Koatohee and Hileah,
and little sister Leotie, are invited too!


Let's see who else was invited....

Ruby Lou Ketchum is headed to the hoedown
with her twins Royal and Blaze.
 
 
Ruby Lou curled her locks special for today. Son of a gun...she just had a bath last Saturday and she didn't want to show up smelling like a horse. So she walked instead, hoping those handsome Flagg boys might be there. 
 
 
 Royal loves to ride carrying his Texas flag....he  pretends
he is part of the United States Calvary charging forward! 
 
 

 
 Aging starlet Constance Blain arrives with her boy-toy Mix Match wondering if she found the right outpost. She's hoping some producers will be around to spot her talent...after all she is a Hollywood Doll. And yes, Elvis did give her that pink Cadillac back in 1961...I told you she was talented. 
 
 
 
Timothy Twinky sneaked out of his mama's house to come to the hoedown. Last hoedown his cowboy hat was peppered with holes, and his mama doesn't think hoedowns are a safe place for a 19 year old town boy to be. Seems like no one is home....did he come on the right day?
 
 
 
 I'll just wait a while here on this rock... 
 
 
 
 Looks like the drugstore cowboys* and cowgirls
have wandered in from town....
those two on the right look like real pale-faces.
 

 
I think the hoedown is finally getting started....let's see what's happening.....
 
 

There are two of the Flagg boys hustlin' Ruby Lou
Ketchum...or is it the other way around? Watch out, boys!



Klaus has spotted Constance Blain....
he remembers her from Saturday serials
at the movin' picture-show....
maybe she can help him break into movin' pictures!


  
Looks like Dieter has fallen head-over-hills for Miss Blaze!



Sissie Flagg is happy to have finally trapped Timothy Twinky in a position where he can't escape easily.
 


Sigrid is making sure Axel doesn't get too enamored of little Belle Clanton....both of the Clanton boys carry two pistols everywhere! 

 
Royal Ketchum is trying to convince Sundance Clanton
to let him join-up with him and brother Cody
in their Wild West Shootum-Up Show.....
 
 
 
 Sundance and Cody are staging one of their shoot-outs right now....hope those are not real bullets they are using!
 
 
 
 
Hey, those are not pistolas those two pale-faces are toting!
 
 
 
 
 
The Picketts are bisque dolls made in Japan, probably in the 1950s. The 2 smaller ones came new in the box, still wrapped in crisp cellophane.
 
 
 
Caco dolls from Germany.
The 3 on the right have metal hands and feet
which would place them as early as the 1960s.
I think they originally came with cowboy hats.
 
 
 
 Flagg dolls made in the USA, starting around 1950,
by Charles and Sheila Flagg.
 
 
 
Bisque dolls stamped Japan.
Headbands and wigs on Indian braves are not original.
 
 
 
Hollywood Dolls made  1941-1956. Several different sizes were made. The earliest were composition, these are plastic.
 
 
 
Tiny Town dolls made in USA by Alma LeBlanc
from 1948 through 1955. The wig on Ruby Lou is not original.
 
 
 
Twinky doll made in USA by Ethel Strong from 1946 to 1953.
Some cowboy dolls had chaps to cover the pants.
 
 
 
 Various celluloid/plastic dolls most likely produced in Japan from 1950 -1970.
 
 
 
  
This is a "Model #823 - Keystone (of Boston) Shooting Frontier Set with Rifle and Harmless Bullets - Real Stage Coach and Covered Wagon with Cowboys, Indians, Soldiers, Buffalo and Movable Stockade Fence"
My set didn't come with the rifle and harmless bullets.
 
 
Glossary: 
On down the road....famous quote from our illustrious gov Rick Perry when his driver was pulled over for doing 75 mph in a 55 mph zone....Perry exited the SUV and asked the DPS trooper "Why don't you just let us get on down the road?" and he was only the Lt. Gov at the time.
hoedown...an informal country party where people do square/folk dances.
best bib and tucker...your best clothes.
pistolas....Spanish word for a handgun.
played out.....exhausted
see a man about a horse....going to the restroom/water closet/loo to relieve yourself
Dad blame it!....euphemism coined to allow expressive speech without swearing.
still a fur piece....take you a while to get there.
drugstore cowboys....one who wears cowboy clothes but has had no experience as a cowboy.
 
YES!!! this is finally over!!!