Today on the tray: Peaches and cream

peaches and creamJune 21 is National Peaches and Cream Day.

Here are “8 Great Ways to Celebrate National Peaches and Cream Day.” They all involve eating some kind of peaches and cream concoction. That sounds swell, but I’ve got another suggestion: Why not take out your Peaches ’n Cream Barbie and play with her?

Peaches 'n Cream BarbieBarbiecollector.com says, “1985’s Peaches ’n Cream Barbie® doll is an especially cherished doll. The original box said ‘She’s as pretty as a peach blossom!’ Beautiful peach gown, stole, and opulent design made this doll a favorite.” According to Buzzfeed.com, an original Peaches ’n Cream Barbie is worth $249.99—more than Hollywood Hair Barbie and Dr. Barbie combined, but less than Feelin’ Groovy Barbie.

Peaches ’n Cream Barbie commercial (1984)

Say, who is that familiar face (on the left) in this 1984 commercial for Peaches ’n Cream Barbie? Why, it’s none other than a young Tiffani-Amber Thiessen. Thiessen’s Saved By the Bell character, Kelly Kapowski, had a peachy life—the perky cheerleader ended up marrying her high school sweetheart, Zach. But things were not all peaches and cream for Thiessen’s Beverly Hills 90210 character, Valerie Malone. When Valerie first turned up in Beverly Hills, it was explained that her father had recently committed suicide. Then, a few seasons later, we found out that actually she had killed him after he had repeatedly molested her. That’s why Valerie was so messed up.

All right, this post has taken a decidedly unpeachy turn; sorry about that. Have a Happy National Peaches and Cream Day!

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