Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Power of Merchandising

Is it weird that my kids know "Tauntaun," "R2D2," "Obi-Wan Kenobi," "Darth Vader," "Bantha," "Yoda" and "Tie Fighter" are all Star Wars things but have never seen the movie and don't know anything about the story upon which they are based? Since Monsters Inc still freaks Sidney out, we've got a long way to go before we do a Star Wars screening...

But the power of merchandising is alive and well!


As heard from the backset:

Part 1
Sidney: "Calvin, give me back my doll! (Whining) He's the closest thing to Prince Phillip that I haaaave!
Me: "Sid, he's not a doll, he's an action figure and he's actually mine. I lent you and Calvin my action figures to play with but their not 'yours'."
Sidney: "You should give them to us to keep."
Me: "Not if you're going to fight over them."
Sidney: "What's this action figure's name?"
Me: "Obi-Wan Kenobi"

Part 2
Sidney: "Calvin, say Obi-Wan Kenobi"
Calvin: "Ototo kebi!"
Sidney: "NO! Say Obi-Wan....
Calvin: "Obi-Wan..."
Sidney: "Kenobi"
Calvin: (A bunch of gibberish)
Sidney: "NO!"
Me: "Hey, what if you guys just call him Ben?
Calvin: "O-key Toby!"
Sidney: "Alright, let's just call him Toby."
Me: (Hysterical laughter)

"O-key Toby"

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