The Television Episode Barbie Life In The Dream House

930 words - 4 pages

Unlike Disney movies, Barbie goes beyond a movie or a little girl’s book series. Barbie has her own television series, movies series, kids’ books and any other possible merchandise item with Barbie’s face on it. Just as the popularity of Barbie merchandise among girls, Barbie strongly influence little girl’s life. However, Barbie is not a princess rather she is a doll with an adult body living on modern America. She doesn’t live on a faraway land and doesn’t have a happy ever after. She shops, eats, has parties and her friends are American girls not a crazy mouse or any other talking animal. Her description makes it sound like the perfect example to American girls, however, the television episode Barbie Life in the Dream House portrays an unrealistic life, a false idea of beauty, lifestyle and relationships.
The episode begins with a beautiful camera shot of the Barbie “Hollywood” sign while a happy summer song plays on the background. The camera angle focus on a single pink convertible driving through the empty street nest to the beach, were Barbie waving at two guys is introduced. Just looking at Barbie driving on her convertible through the empty street portrays a feeling of liberty, freedom and independence. Barbie being introduced on a pink convertible driving through an empty beach city describes her as the perfect independent collage graduate American girl. The scene changes to her huge pink house were adventures with her two younger sisters are shown. She seems like the perfect older sister taking her sisters with her to multiple adventures. Along with the two sisters Barbie is shown going shopping and just having a great time with her friends. Right on the introduction song the villain of the story wearing the typical villain black outfit and red lipstick is introduced envying and hating Barbie’s life.
The happy summer songs ends and the camera focus on a conversation that Barbie and her friend Midge are having about picking the right pair of shoes. The closet on which they are seems to run into the infinite with countless shoes of every possible variation of pink color. To save Barbie from the trouble of having to choose the ‘perfect’ pair of shoes a talking robotic closet comes to the rescue. Who doesn’t want to have a talking closet that is able to make the decisions of what to wear every day? He is the perfect gadget that a girl dreams with and Barbie has it. Just as every girl would love to have a talking closet, they would love to have Barbie’s closet. Just knowing the countless shoes we can many aspects of Barbie’s unrealistic life. The majority of the girls watching Barbie’s...

Find Another Essay On The Television Episode Barbie Life in the Dream House

Topic: Analyze The Narrative Structure Of One Television Programme Or Episode. How Do General Theories Of Narrative Applied To Literature And Film Help In This Analysis?

3219 words - 13 pages narrative. (Kozloff, 1992: 68) In the following essay, by applying the theories of some influential theorists, I shall focus on analyzing the narrative structure of one of the American television serial, the final episode "American girl in Paris" of "Sex and City" in the context of the whole programme. "Sex and City" is a popular serial broadcasted first in The States, the 94 episodes revolves with four distinguished characters, all of which are

The Blessing Of Barbie Essay

866 words - 4 pages traditional Christmas stories, to ‘Barbie originals.’ Barbie has also recently developed a web based TV show called “Barbie: Life in the Dream house,” this shows Barbie’s ability to adapt and thrive in a new environment. When Barbie first began, the only doll on the market was a blonde, all-American doll. However Barbie quickly adapted to the civil rights movement around it and started producing other ethnicities by 1967. Today Barbie produces dolls of

Alexander The Great Episode

4817 words - 19 pages Alexander The Great Episode The film begins in Iran where we are told of how he was the devil and how he had two horns . They made their hate for him obvious. Th intro also tells us of how he was led to the speaking tree in India that told him that he would die young. That was the end of the introduction. Alexander was born in Macedonia , at a young age he believed that he was the son of god . There was no doubt

The Mattel Barbie Doll

1624 words - 6 pages subjected to these inhumane working conditions in hopes of earning enough money to support themselves and their families in the Third World regions Mattel Barbie dolls are produced (Foek, 11). There are factories in Thailand and China where 12- to 15-year-olds, mainly girls, that have been found making toys (Cox) such as Barbie dolls. Numerous time zones and geographical distances away, the life of my 9 year old cousin, about to

Television in the Fifties

1213 words - 5 pages Technology in the 1950s started with many great innovations that shape the way we live now. Probably the most important innovation of television was the introduction of cable T.V., television broadcasting, sitcoms and talk shows. Television went though many changes in its younger years. The way T.V. Developed in the early years is the foundation for what we watched now days. Transitory radios became very popular in the fact that

Television now vs television in the 80s

714 words - 3 pages Since its introduction in 1946, television has been one of the most important sources of information for mankind. After its debut, television rapidly spread throughout the country and for many it became the gathering point around which the family would meet to talk about the latest news. In the many years since its introduction, television has gradually developed to the one we enjoy today but at the same time this development brought some major

Glee, Episode 10 -- "The Ballad"

1981 words - 8 pages The presence of mirrors is highlighted in this episode. Before this episode there has not been an emphasis on mirrors, even though they appear in other episodes. I feel like the use of this prop is important in understanding the episode. Every time a mirror appears, there is a different circumstance that the character is dealing with. The first mirror appears in Quinn’s house. She is trying on her Chastity Ball dress with her mom

Episode 10: The New Neverland

1539 words - 7 pages tries to cut off her head but the only thing that severs is the sword from its handle. They realize this is a bad idea and try to leave but Medusa gets ahold of Snow pulling her by the ankles. Snow becomes free but Charming and Medusa make eye contact and he turns to stone. I channel in on this spectacle through a mirror. I tell Snow she has made my life easier by ruining her own happiness. Snow frantically begins peeling her armor until it

The Odyssey: A Missing Episode

1433 words - 6 pages was holding tight to the piece of mirror, the only solution that could rescue all of us in this desperate situation. I decided to run towards Medusa and used that piece of mirror to reflect of her eyesight. Everyone’s life hung by a thread as I considered approaching this deadly creature. Finally, when Medusa looked at herself in the mirror, she was stunt and turned into stone immediately. I sighed as a sign of relief. From outside, I can here

Barbie: The Queen of Feminism

1564 words - 6 pages play with Barbie’s, they indeed see that, not only is Barbie pretty and fun and has lots of accessories, but that she also has power. She can be president! This sticks with children! The author writes that toys, such as Barbie, help children to imitate adults, in turn increasing their vocabulary, and helping them explore their surroundings (“Toys Shape Your Kid’s Beliefs about Gender, Personality, and Life”). In “Barbie’s Positive Influence

Barbie the Teenage Fashion Doll

1394 words - 6 pages . This according to experts is an unrealistic not to mention threatening body ideal for a life size Barbie, assuming that it was a human being, because it would lack the 17 to 22 percent body fat required for a woman to menstruate (Dittmar et al. 2006). In the 1960’s there were editions of Barbie carrying a book saying “How to Lose Weight”, and “Don’t Eat!” This has raised eyebrows as it was advocating unhealthy dietary habits. Barbie’s

Similar Essays

Life In The Dream America Essay

2056 words - 9 pages I wanted to be like her. I wanted to be popular, independent and secure, just like she is portrayed on the television series Life in the Dreamhouse. Soon I realized that it would not be possible because as a Latina teenager our lifestyle and physical appearance are far from comparison. Ultimately, the show Life in the Dreamhouse, causes Latina female youth to feel insecure and rejected by the American popular culture. In this episode Barbie is

The Finn Episode In Beowulf Essay

1571 words - 6 pages . However, Finn ends up killing Hnaef the leader of the Danes. Hengest, successor to Hnaef, makes peace with Finn and the rest of the Danes end up living with the Frisian people. An important part of this episode to note is that the wife of Finn, Hildeburh, is also the sister of Hnaef. Hnaef and Hildeburh’s son were both killed in battle and their burial is described in grotesque detail. A member of the Frisian tribe gives a sword to Hengest who

My Life Could Pass For An Episode Of Sex In The City

1081 words - 4 pages I've watched too many episodes of Sex in the City that somehow my life right now could pass on for an episode of that famous T.V show that all of us went crazy about in the 90's. I hate to admit this but....of all the femme fatales ,in that show that I have the likings to was the single mid 30's heroine, the infamous Sex Columnist of the New York Times who has this fixation for Mahnolo's and Choo's and the "must have accessory every single woman

The Importance Of Sibling Relationships Later In Life As Displayed In ‘Rage Against The Darkness: Episode 2: Bunny & Leona’

796 words - 4 pages an individual is ‘tied’ for a lifetime through interlocking family relationships (White, 2001). Kastner (2004) through ‘Rage against the Darkness: Episode 2: Bunny & Leona’ displays the importance of sibling relationships in later life by expressing various themes amongst Leonna and Bunny. Common themes in the motion picture include the social support which siblings offer each other, personal social networks affect the relationship among