she liked Imaginary Men best of all

Monchichi Monchichi!


At Newbury Comics today I saw this:

Dread Pirate Monchichi 002HOW MUCH did I love my Monchichi? Of all the loads of my childhood toys in my attic I can’t believe I did not keep this doll.

Mine was kind of a transgender Monchichi in that I would sometimes push her topknot down and tie the bib around her head like a visor. Then she’d look like the boy Monchichi (on his way to deal cards at some sort of wacky stuffed animal poker game.)

“Monchichi Monchichi, oh so soft and cuddly, put a thumb in her mouth she’s really neat, fun to play with her little feet, la la la, la la la, Monchichi Monchichi!!”**

**commercial jingle courtesy of my own memory and not Google! Alarming, right?

Hey what’s with that spelling?

(If you’re reading this, you may want to read this)

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

6 thoughts on “Monchichi Monchichi!

  1. I just, stumbled upon your Monchichi article, and thought you might enjoy this:

    (You were pretty right on with the jingle. Good memory!)

    Oh, and then there was this:

    When I first saw the title to your post, I actually thought you were going to be writing about Spencer Pratt, as he has been nicknamed Monchichi by a few comedians and bloggers of late. A major insult to the Monchichi, I think!

    • That first video made me both laugh and cringe – that I frickin’ remember the damn jingle so well!

      The second one creeped me out :-p

      I will never ever post about Spencer Pratt or any of his ilk. And that IS an insult to monchichi’s!

  2. Amy I don’t know the cartoon. I have no idea why. Probably bc I couldn’t tear myself away from Bugs Bunny!

    I am sorely tempted to buy myself one just for the hell of it.

  3. If you remember the theme song from the Saturday morning cartoon, you will be my hero! All I can remember is the “MON chichi, mon CHIchi” part…

  4. amy i remember this toy where did he/she go???wonderful name.a few years ago found my bunny ,from the velveteen rabbit at 50 i was shook by my recognition of him and how attached i was?????crazy.snatched it from my nieces hands he is on my bed now.

  5. omg, i remember those!!!!!!!

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