Tuesday, December 04, 2012


When I told my husband that he should watch this new web series called “Barbie’s Life in the Dream House”, he scoffed. He couldn’t believe it would be funny. Videos about a DOLL? Yeah right. But I got him to watch just one, and he laughed. Then he watched another, and another! And he laughed again, and again!

So then I told my son about them. He of course scoffed as well. I assured him that his father watched numerous episodes and thought they were funny. Mom’s opinion doesn’t hold water, but hearing that DAD liked them was enough to make him change his mind. Oh well, at least he gave them a try, and he, too, chuckled.

The official description for the series talks about how life in the dreamhouse is “the first name in fashion and fun.”

“Barbie is giving reality TV a makeover,” it says. “It might seem like Barbie has it all, but even Barbie needs a little help!”

Actually I found out about this series through my daughter-in-law, who has enjoyed them with her daughter. They are cute for all ages—fun animation for the kids, with lots of jokes the adults will appreciate as well. It’s not all hearts and fluff—the whole series, depicted as a reality show, has an “edge” to it, and they poke fun at themselves what with them being dolls and all (using a huge plastic brush, referring to their “plastic” skin, having a gigantic closet filled with Barbie clothes—still in the packages, etc.). You can even see their neck joints.

It stars Barbie and her sisters Skipper, Stacie and Chelsea, along with Ryan and Raquel who are kind of the “mean ones”, and the ever-popular boyfriend Ken, who actually is kind of a doofus in these videos, but he’s funny!

Here are a few of my favorites, along with a trailer:


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