Thursday, March 21, 2013

Yet Another Ephemeral Femulating Memory

Marta Kirsten (right) as Peggy/Pig. Marta
later played Judy Robinson on
Lost In Space.
Today, Paula Gaikowski brings back one of her esphemeral femulating memories.

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!


  1. That same theme (wait, you're a girl?) was used in episodes of 'Family Guy' and 'Different Strokes' as well.

  2. I used to watch that show a lot, but don't remember that specific episode. I'll have to see if I can catch it on our oldies tv station.

  3. Not M3S related, but I just reminded myself of seeing Jim Bailey (female impersonator) on the Ed Sullivan show.

    1. I remember Jim Baileys performances also. I'd search TV Guide ( an omen?) for other appearances and watch him intently. I also snuck in to see a movie "The Queen" about drag pageants. It was in Greenwich Village in the 70s. A wonderful experience.