|Marta Kirsten (right) as Peggy/Pig. Marta|
later played Judy Robinson on Lost In Space.
If you’re a baby boomer, you'll remember watching My Three Sons.
I will never forget the impact of an episode titled “Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year.” Robbie had a new friend named “Pig,” who was rough around the edges and the best mechanic in town. Robbie’s world is turned upside down when “Pig,” who is a really a tomboy, finds her feminine side and puts on a dress and perfume and now wants to be called "Peggy."
I was amazed by this and identified so well with Peggy. She was tired of all that masculine veneer and wanted to express the girl within.
What captivated me most was I thought Pig was really a boy and then became Peggy. I’m not sure if the writers clued the viewers in as to Pig’s true gender in the beginning. If they did it went undetected by me.
In the end, Peggy appears in the prettiest and most feminine dress. As Robbie takes her hand to escort her to the dance, he says, “Wow, you sure look pretty. I guess you being a girl ain’t all that bad.”
Peggy smiled with feminine grace and movement answers, “Oh, why thank you Robbie." (sigh)
Keep those ephemeral femulating memories coming!