It’s Friday, the last day of my Lunchbox vs. Lunchbox series. Throughout the week I’ve put lunchboxes up against one another and let you all vote for the winners. I have to admit, today’s showdown is an odd one. These two lunchboxes have nothing to do with one another, and I’m only pairing them up because they’re the last two I have. First up is … Speed Buggy!
Speed Buggy was a Saturday morning Hanna-Barbera cartoon that ran for two years, from 1973 to 1975. Speed Buggy was a lot like Speed Racer, if only Speed Racer’s car (the Mach 5) had been Scooby Doo. Speed Buggy (the actual car) was voiced by Mel Blanc and literally had a mind of its own.
Lest anyone forget who the real star of the show, there’s Speed Buggy himself, along with the name of the show: Speed Buggy. Speed Buggy also demanded his own dressing room and often refused to give autographs to waiting fans. Don’t let the smiling bumper fool you; in real life Speed Buggy was kind of a jerk.
Someone who was never a jerk was The Bionic Woman!
I’ll be honest with you, I never watched the Bionic Woman and all I know about her I learned from this lunchbox. The Bionic Woman was (apparently) a school teacher who kept children in line by ripping phone books in half in front of the class and threatening to do the same to unruly children.
Also, her husband one time told her to “get me a beer” one too many times so she tied him up and ran over him with her svelte red car. Oh wait, I think maybe she’s trying to stop the car in that picture, while those two guys hiding in plain sight look on. Based on the look on that guy’s face, I’d say he doesn’t really believe in the Bionic Woman’s powers, and is saying his prayers right about now. Wouldn’t the Bionic Woman do better to turn the wheel instead of trying to stop the car by placing her fancy shoes in the mud? Then again, what do I know.
It’s Friday folks, so let’s make this one count. Which lunchbox will be today’s winner? Is it the egocentric Speed Buggy, or the stereotypical female driving Bionic Woman? It’s evil vs. evil in this one people, and only you can decide who will prevail!!