Imagine the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups-like scenario of a truck full of plastic doll bodies crashing into a truck full of Li'l Abner rubber puppet heads, or the entrepreneurial brainstorm of what to do with a warehouse of unsold headless baby dolls and unwanted Li'l Abner, Daisy Mae, Pappy Yokum and Mammy Yokum noggins.I found the nude corncob pipe missing Mammy Yokum at the flea market and did a double take. Then a triple take. What is this strange Frankenstein creation? The grafted head on a baby-! the horribly molded breasts-!! on a one month old-!!! topped with an 80 year old leering face?!!!!
I thought it must have been the one-off creation of a junior mad scientist with sexual issues, but through extensive research (an ebay search) it appears this was actually on 1950's toy store shelves.
I don't have the other residents of Al Capp's Dogpatch, but I hope Daisy Mae had better luck with her breast implants, and I shudder to think what surgery took place on Pappy and Abner!