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January 14, 2014 4:40 PM   Subscribe

Ever wonder what was inside the Pillsbury Dough Boy? Well, now you can find out!
posted by Chocolate Pickle (30 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cute. All of these remind me of my Visible Man, which my mom the nurse helped assemble (OK, 100% assembled) for me when I was 4 years old. Visible Man, still rocking it at 43 years old, stands proudly in my current abode. As far as I can see, the model kit remains unchanged.
posted by JimInLoganSquare at 4:46 PM on January 14 [1 favorite]


Worth a look just for Barbie's feet. I knew she wasn't even remotely proportional, but still, wow.
posted by sunset in snow country at 4:47 PM on January 14 [1 favorite]


Previously. Previouslier.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:48 PM on January 14 [1 favorite]


Why does hello kitty have teeth? She has no mouth.

I can't decide if that would be even creepier.
posted by poe at 4:49 PM on January 14 [2 favorites]


Why does hello kitty have teeth? She has no mouth.

Well, Visible Man has kidneys and a ureter, but no penis. Some poetic license will be taken in all of these things.
posted by JimInLoganSquare at 4:51 PM on January 14


I'm pretty sure the Pillsbury Dough Boy is a non-anthropod invertebrate. I assume he's filled with butter, jelly, or—most likely—more dough.
posted by Atom Eyes at 4:52 PM on January 14 [12 favorites]


The Pillsbury Dough Boy is an algae-like colony organism with cell walls made up of three different elastic proteins.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 5:00 PM on January 14 [11 favorites]


I know its all about anatomical models, but the Pillsbury Dough Boy is /dough/. What's why he's the Dough Boy. He's all dough. Some cute cultural touchstones. I think the squeaky aliens needed more alien.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 5:01 PM on January 14 [1 favorite]


And you really don't want to know what's inside the Hamburger Helper glove.

(Hint: It ain't a hand.)
posted by Atom Eyes at 5:06 PM on January 14 [5 favorites]


(Hint: It ain't a hand.)

And he screamed, "THE SAUCE WILL THICKEN AS IT COOLS! THE SAUCE WILL THICKEN AS IT COOOOOOLS!"
posted by curious nu at 5:10 PM on January 14 [2 favorites]


Whaddya know... The Pillsbury Dough boy is big boned.
posted by Nanukthedog at 5:11 PM on January 14


I'm pretty sure the Pillsbury Dough Boy is a non-arthropod invertebrate

Not quite an invertebrate, I'd say. More like a sea squirt.
posted by ambrosen at 5:11 PM on January 14


I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 5:26 PM on January 14


Hello new avatars.
posted by jimmythefish at 5:28 PM on January 14


No, I'm pretty sure it's just flour, water, and devil magic.
posted by dgaicun at 5:30 PM on January 14 [1 favorite]


My Little Boney.

Did anyone say that yet?
posted by orme at 5:37 PM on January 14 [1 favorite]


These are very clever, very clever, but it's dough all the way down.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 5:48 PM on January 14


This still doesn't explain where the Pilsbury Dough Boy's squeak comes from.
posted by arcticseal at 6:14 PM on January 14


So Sully has boneless arms?!?!
posted by blue_beetle at 6:16 PM on January 14


This still doesn't explain where the Pilsbury Dough Boy's squeak comes from.

A mail-order firm in Iowa.
posted by delfin at 6:24 PM on January 14


If the answer isn't bong smoke, I don't want to hear it.
posted by Sphinx at 6:38 PM on January 14 [2 favorites]


These are fascinating. Thanks for posting.

At the same time, I could wish that the artist had taken function into consideration when designing some of the skeletons. For instance Yoshi routinely carries Koopa shells as big as his own body in his mouth: it would be cool if the skeleton hinted at how this is done.
posted by gauche at 6:50 PM on January 14 [1 favorite]


I heard it was the Keebler Elf
posted by Renoroc at 7:38 PM on January 14


I strongly object to Yoshi's nose being bone. I really think it's cartilage or maybe fat. Like a face breast if you will.
posted by sbutler at 7:45 PM on January 14 [6 favorites]


I had a friend in high school who had a gig as the back-up Dough Boy giggle. No dialog - just the giggle.
posted by leslies at 7:51 PM on January 14


All of these remind me of my Visible Man....

Cool. I have the Visible Horse. Wanted it desperately as a pre-teen and was told it wasn't very lady-like by my aunt. WTF? I was supposed to 'outgrow' my liking for horses. Told that story to Mr. BH, and got the VH for Christmas at age 32. Whoot! Grandkids love taking the guts out.

Must forward this link to them. They love guts.
posted by BlueHorse at 8:13 PM on January 14 [3 favorites]


Yeah, someone doesn't know how noses work - heads aren't just bone wrapped in skin...
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 12:00 AM on January 15


sbutler: "I strongly object to Yoshi's nose being bone. I really think it's cartilage or maybe fat. Like a face breast if you will."

AND I WILL
posted by lazaruslong at 12:18 AM on January 15


We had the Pilsbury Dough Boy vinyl doll, and he sat in a box in the garage for about a year.

We also had mice in the garage, and they discovered that he was not delicious and edible.

So I knew what was inside the Pilsbury Doughboy due to the giant hole they left in his cheek. There was nothing - just empty promises like the delicious baked goods he advertised.

(We also had Poppie Fresh to go with him. Or did we have two doughboys and one Poppie? And are they are my dad's in a box with random action figures and other toys or were they at my mom's and probably lost forever to dogs or traded away to other children so that my sister could have something?

Now I'm annoyed. I want my Poppin' Fresh!)

posted by Katemonkey at 1:31 AM on January 15 [2 favorites]


I did not expect these would make me sad somehow.
posted by psoas at 6:43 AM on January 15


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