Monday, March 05, 2007

I want the pink flower; or, BSC Video #6: Claudia and the Missing Jewels

Okay, due to some time constraints and an awesome weekend in Pittsburgh, I'm totally cheating this week. Yep, I'm posting about one of the videos! (PS-Extra mega special thanks to www.dibbly-fresh.com for the screen caps!)

So, Claudia's selling the ugliest earrings ever made at a craft fair, right? And Miss Olga, because she thinks Claud is "a talented young designer," orders a bunch for her shop, giving Claud a $50 bill as deposit. And Claudia leaves them at Kristy's for some reason I can't quite gauge. And they go missing! Oh no!!!!!!! So, they blame Julie (the weekend help at Kristy's). Turns out, Karen stole them in a cry for attention. See, Kristy's been treating Karen like the pit stain she is...So, they throw a surprise birthday to apologize to Julie.

And, cause I won't fuck with a classic, here's the list!


  1. They all have crazy raincoats. Of course.


  2. In this show, they ALWAYS had the girls talking in unison. And making dumbass faces.

  3. Speaking of dumbasses:

    I hate you, Karen. I think you might even be more annoying here than in the books.

  4. There's this whole plant sale thing. I'm not sure why. But Lil' Pete both carries a cactus [I carried a watermelon?!?] and steals flowers from the garden where they're selling the plants...to sell.


  5. Hee. "Claudia's Treasures" or "Treasures by Claudia."

  6. This is Julie. She walks funny and has two different sets of glasses: one for school and one for movies. Huh?


  7. Oh, when Kristy and Claudia find out the "jewels" are missing? Kristy's first reaction is to call an emergency meeting of the BSC. Yep.

  8. The BSC are all superspies, following Julie to figure out if she's the thief. And being "undercover" apparently involves wearing neon sunglasses:


  9. Oh, the Jersey accents!

  10. Um, there's not a parent in this show. Yeah.

  11. "This is a special tree, and you are a special girl. But you can't just take things." Truer words have never been spoken...Except maybe, SHUT THE FUCK UP, KAREN, YOU LITTLE IDIOT!!!!

  12. Happy ending!!! Hooray!!!


49 comments:

puck said...

i'm so glad that *somebody* feels the same way about karen as i do. hell.

Anonymous said...

And i know others have touched on this but i HATED how in the little sister books no one used contractions. It's ok to say "can't" and "won't" YOU FUCKING IDIOT. Sorry bout the rage but Karen just brings it out of me.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Dawn an absolute bitch in the movies? I pretty much want to punch her stupid face.

Sandy Stover said...

I loved these! I wish I could find my tape of them...

And how did you manage to have an amazing weekend in Pittsburgh? I just have boring ones.

Tiff said...

Hmm...well, I got to see old college friends, and we had yummy Thai and Filipino food in Squirrel Hill, and drunks and dancing at Remedy...ah, Punk Boy...Five years on and even better!...and post drunks brunch at Pamela's in the Strip...and Coffee Tree...how I miss living in a city where they don't always scald the milk...

Susan said...

Oh lawdie... we had the Stacey's Big Break video, and the one thing I really remember was that they were going through fashion magazines trying to help Stacey choose something to wear for her modeling crap thing. And Mary Anne's all "wear this", pointing to a bunch of models wearing white shorts and white tops, looking like they're about to go sailing, and Doawwn says "Too little-girlish - she should look more sophisticated like this" and points to a chick wearing a FLORAL BUTTON-UP DRESS, sitting in a wheat field. Sophisticated. Mmm.

coquelicot said...

I will give props to whoever cast the little girl as Karen--she fit the bill to a T.

I'm glad to see that I wasn't the only one who thought Claudia's earrings were kinda weird. I just thought it was because I didn't understand what "cool" was.

Anonymous said...

i always hated karen. i guess for the same reason that everyone else did. I didn't understand why they gave her her own series.

Anonymous said...

Why is Mary Anne so tall in the videos? She's supposed to be the second shortest person in her entire grade.

Margie said...

The tall Mary Anne thing and Dawn's WAY not Californian accent are the two things that bug the shit out of me in the videos. I just can't stand it.

And yeah, in this video Claudia's earrings are soo ugly. And Julie is just effing WEIRD. I actually hated Karen less in this video than in the books, but she's still annoying.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god. When I was a little kid, I had this BSC party for my birthday, and I think we watched this video. I remember it really so well and I barely watched any of the videos. Just the one I had for that party. Wow. This is fabulous, it brings me back.

And, yes. I was a dork that had a BSC party. But people came. Hee.

Anonymous said...

why is this the greatest show every made?

Anonymous said...

grr. i hated karen and her stupid pink glasses.

Anonymous said...

Haha, I love how you hate Karen :-)

Rebecca said...

In the pic of the BSC with raincoats on... is it just me or do they look like they're in those sumo wrestler suits?

Dawn Fans said...

To [anonymous--12:31am](third comment from top):
she wants to 'punch your stupid face' too. LOL!!
Seriously, what is it about movie Dawn that bugs you so much? What about TV Dawn, you wanna take a swipe at her too?
People like you shouldn't even call yourselves BSC fans in our opinion.

Susan said...

O_O

Geez Germaine, take a chill pill. You should have read other entries in the site and realised that we ARE BSC fans, we're just not blindly overprotective and "ANN M MARTIN IS GOD" about it.

Library Lady said...

I bet Dawn would punch us if she had a chance. She seems like that kind of girl. She'd be all, "Oh, cute top" to your face, and then as soon as you turned around, blamo. Right in the neck. Dumb Dawn.

Bhahahahahahaha...

Margie said...

Dude, guys... chill out. Seriously. You're making Mary Anne cry. =)

Anonymous said...

I could take any of the BSC girls with possibly the exception of Kristy.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with being "overprotective and "ANN M MARTIN IS GOD" about it"? Isn't that what fans are allowed to do?
I agree with "margie" that people should chill--and that includes all those supposed 'fans' who disparage any characters.

Anonymous said...

"She'd be all, "Oh, cute top" to your face, and then as soon as you turned around, blamo."

omg, hahahaha.

I love this video. I thought the jewelry was awesome. My favorite part was when they were tailing Julie around town. Mallory and Jessi are running down the street while holding hands or something. I love that Mal was wearing the dumb neon glasses over her glasses.

veronica said...

Worst. Spies. Ever.

miss_universe93 said...

This blog has now hit a new level of awesome.

Honestly, tohugh, while I do make fun of the vids myself, I think the casting for all of the characters was spot on, exactly how I pictured them to be. Much better then Rachel Leigh Cook as Mary-Anne and Larissa Oleynick as Dawn in the movie, which I hope you'll get aorund to doing also.

Anonymous said...

All you "fans" can think AMM is god, but this site seems, to me, to be an irreverent look at the books and characters we all loved in our childhood and early adolescence. Half the fun is saying, "What the hell were we thinking?" and making fun of the writing and the characters. This is the tone Tiff has set, and I for one, love this site and love the irreverence found here!

Library Lady said...

Hear hear, anonymous! All in good fun. We're all jokin' around, right? I mean, I'm suuuure Dawn wouldn't actually punch someone in the neck *rolls eyes* That would be completely unsophisticated...

Gabrielle said...

My question is why exactly did the Brewers need weekend help anyways? Seriously they had Nannie and Sam and Charlie and Kristy. I know Karen is annoying but she was probably made more annoying by the fact that her parents apparently spent no time with her.

Anonymous said...

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Yep. Solid gold.

love it said...

in the first tv-video, which i believe is Dawn and the Haunted House--Kristy is DEFINITELY wearing a shirt with a tractor on it.

she is such a manly man.

but by far the best tv-video was Dawn and Dream Boy. it makes me want to hide under the covers out of embarassment, but i EFFING LOVE IT

karen: "but it's mah secreht treasuh tree"

colleenn said...

I just found this blog yesterday and have been reading up on the archives. Great idea! I was in the mood to dig up my old copies of the books from my parents' basement and try to track down as many of the missing ones as I could and read them all again, and I was planning on blogging my progress, but it turns out that such a blog already exists.

And to keep this on topic, even as a kid I loved how Ann M. Martin/whoever was writing that particular book thought that not using contractions = "little-kid-speak." I never quite understood that one. I also hated Let's All Come In. That annoyed me sooo much. And that Karen Two-Two stuff. But this has probably already been covered in posts I haven't gotten up to yet. Anyway, great blog... I'll definitely keep reading!

Anonymous said...

Karen is so fucking annoying!!!! Thank God you feel the same. I have never actually seen the video!!! but in the books she strikes me as an annoying simpering sugary little know it all!! Why did ANM make a series about her???? She wasnt even a big character in the first place!!!! Her little brother Andrew seems like a little shy boy but she bullies the shit out of him!!

Lena said...

Why is Kristy wearing the same shirt that she was wearing in the clip you posted earlier?

Looks like Daddy Warbucks doesn't have enough money to buy his stepdaughter more than one shirt...

Anonymous said...

Julie looks like the best friend of the girl who babysits in the movie Adventures in Babysitting!

Brittany said...

Oh. My. God. I remember this! I remember this!

Wow.

And now I suddenly have the theme song stuck in my head, even though I haven't heard it since I was 12.

Wow.

the Gangsta said...

The videos were my favorite things ever. Those GLASSES. Oh man. I think the casting for the videos was spot on.

And I <3 Pittsburgh. Its my hometown and I'm missing it now that I'm abroad.

kiwimusume said...

"JULIE"?! LEAVE MY NAME ALONE, BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!

Cathy said...

Why did Claudia turn white in the videos? Isn't she supposed to be Japanese?

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Rebecca said...

Jesus, I remember this. Or at least, Karen and Julie. Does Karen ask her what her favourite colour, and she says 'Hmm, peeeeeenk, I think?' Retard. Seriously, retards.

Love your blog!

VeriteBlesse said...

Whoa, crazy childhood flashback mixtape! Babysitters Club and Pete & Pete all in one.

Linda said...

What the F! Why does Julie look just like Mallory on the book covers? It's friggin' creepy!

Tim said...

Good Job! :)

Anonymous said...

This movie cracks me up! i always borrowed it at the library but then they stopped letting people borrowing it. i always look for them now but i only have Dawn and the Haunted House and Kristy and the Great Campaign. if any of you have watched kristy and the great campaign, LISTEN TO COURTNEY SING HAPPY MOUSE DAY! ITS HILARIOUS! HA HA HA HA HA!

Anonymous said...

OMG! I HAVE KRISTY AND THE GREAT CAMPAIGN TOO! HURRAY! YOU R SO RIGHT! COURTNEY SINGING IS THE BEST THING IN THE BSC WORLD! ha-ha-ha!

sunbabe said...

anyone seen the Babysitters Club MOVIE?????????? coz it rox. only Jessi pisses the friggin crap outta me!!!!!!!!!!!!! arrr! her dancing sucks! oh, yeah, love the blog

ducencre said...

Claudia says she doesn't know go fish but then she pulls out a pack! Bitch. what a liar. why couldnt she just say sure, lets play go fish. because pretending she didnt know 4 a split second was not, repeat, not funny. just stupid. and a waste of time. And.... i know you are going 2 absoluetly HATE me 4 saying this.... i htink Karen pretty cute in the movies. but NOT in the books.

Anonymous said...

karan is relly wird she thinks shes the best and the prettiest but shes not

Anonymous said...

Omg I'm so glad someone else noticed the lack of contractions in the little sister books! Seriously what 7 year old (she was 7 right?) says "cannot". Karen drives me nuts. So whiny and obnoxious.

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