Most of us kids didn't have our own TV to watch cartoons whenever we felt like it. So we had to rely on hand-crank Fisher Price movie viewers to entertain us. These were super-popular in the late '70s. I remember my best pal, Mindy, had two viewers and tons of movie cartridges of Scooby Doo, the Pink Panther and, of course, Disney.
This week, I bought a viewer and a Disney movie called Lonesome Ghosts for $8 total. Lonesome Ghosts is the cartoon where Donald Duck, Goofy and Mickey Mouse investigate a haunted house. I find myself having more fun cranking the movie backwards to see Goofy be a klutz in two directions. What the heck was Goofy anyway? If Pluto was a dog, then wasn't Goofy just a dog who wore pants?
If you've got some money to spend, you might want to hold out for the Fisher Price movie theatre. It looks like a mini-television set. They usually run for about $20 on eBay. But in the long run, this is probably cheaper than cable, right?