Speed Buggy Lunchbox

Speed Buggy vs. The Bionic Woman Lunchbox

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. It is time for Speed Buggy vs. The Bionic Woman Lunchbox. First up is Speed Buggy!

Speed Buggy Lunchbox Front


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Speed Buggy was a Saturday morning Hanna-Barbera cartoon that ran for two years, from 1973 to 1975. It was a lot like Speed Racer, if only Speed Racer’s car (the Mach 5) had been Scooby Doo. The voice of Speed Buggy (the actual car) was provided by Mel Blanc. It was a car that literally had a mind of its own.

Speed Buggy Lunchbox Back


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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!

The Bionic Woman Lunchbox Front


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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.

The Bionic Woman Lunchbox Back


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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!!

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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6 thoughts on “Speed Buggy vs. The Bionic Woman Lunchbox

  1. plcary says:

    I have to go with Speed Buggy on this match-up. I do prefer the embossed boxes over any of the flat boxes but I wouldn’t be caught dead showing up at school with a Bionic Woman lunchbox. Now Six Million Dollar Man, that would have scored cool points for a boy in the lunch room!

  2. Amen, Plcary! Speed Buggy wins hands down…though if the Bionic Woman could scare her students straight, I might change my mind if I bumped into her and she started tearing up phone books or crushed my Speed Buggy lunchbox in her cybernetic death grip!

  3. Rev Jerome says:

    Speed Buggy!! It says “History” on the board behind Bionic Woman – so maybe she is tearing up a history book! NOT a good teacher.

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