Barbie’s dream closet

Call Dr Mumbo a dirty old man for taking a headline about a toy for very young girls the wrong way. But surely the publicists at Mattel were sniggering to themselves when they wrote the following:

After reading that, Dr Mumbo couldn’t help but keep an eye out for filth.

And he didn’t have to look very far.

Here’s the sub-heading:

Sadly, the rest of the press release is no fun at all.


  1. Thomas
    23 Feb 12
    4:18 pm

  2. You can’t be serious?! The connection that your pre-pubescent writers have made with this innocent headline goes to show a level of maturity that is well below what I would expect from Mumbrella. If I was a woman working in your offices I would be less than impressed and probably considering finding a more intelligent workplace to be associated with.

    Grow up you idiots and write something worth reading about rather than satisfying your childish sense of humour.

  3. Walk-I n Closet
    23 Feb 12
    4:41 pm

  4. Sounds like Thomas hasn’t opened the dream closet enough.

  5. Kerry
    23 Feb 12
    5:21 pm

  6. Dr Mumbo you dirty old man.

  7. Lisa
    23 Feb 12
    5:48 pm

  8. I’ve had the giant pink doors of my dream closet opened many times, but I find it helps if the dream closet has had a bit of tidying up first.

  9. rob
    23 Feb 12
    6:54 pm

  10. some of the dream closets come with a secret entrance in the back

  11. Twanger
    23 Feb 12
    7:48 pm

  12. blc1981
    24 Feb 12
    9:32 am

  13. With Mardis Gras being only next week, I thought you meant Barbie was coming out of the big pink closet as having being a drag queen all along!

  14. Hmmmm...
    24 Feb 12
    9:48 am

  15. That is actually very very funny.

    thank you Dr. Mumbo.

  16. jean cave
    24 Feb 12
    11:10 am

  17. Maybe Dr Mumbo needs to take a break from screen-dredging and meditate on how low he has sunk in my estimation.

  18. Andrew Bolt & Gina Reinhardt's Love Child
    24 Feb 12
    12:23 pm

  19. Aaah but jean you still read and comment.

    It’s the same thing Dad does in his column and blog every day. Gets the punters in, and in an era where CPM’s are plummeting that’s all that matters.

    You see Dad doesn’t care how low he has sunk in your estimation. He only cares that you read it. It’s how I get my pocket money. Don’t read it and Dad won’t get paid.

    Then I would have to ask mum for money. And that involves hiring most of the NSW bar and scheduling a court appearance for a big fight with the rest of the lawyers in Australia. Representing Mum.

  20. jean cave
    24 Feb 12
    1:28 pm

  21. Thanks Andrew Bolt & Gina Reinhardt’s Love Child.

    Or I could just read and not comment . . I suppose?

  22. Rip-Off Red
    24 Feb 12
    2:15 pm

  23. Filth and innuendo is surely the appropriate response to a doll whose origins were in, ahem, ‘adult merchandising’. And do check out Erica Rand’s book ‘Barbie’s Queer Accessories’: ‘Many girls do things with Barbie never seen in any commercial…’

  24. Jess
    24 Feb 12
    5:55 pm

  25. to Twanger
    23 Feb 12
    7:48 pm
    hahaahahah that was the funniest youtube link.

  26. Twanger
    25 Feb 12
    10:10 am

  27. @Jess

    Zippy and Bungle were in the jungle
    And they were having fun.

    Zippy was swimming with naked women (Barbies?)
    And Bungle was wiping his big, hairy bum…