That play is inpired by “Morgens Pauken” (“Cram in the morning”), a song by the famous German rock band “Die Ärzte” (“The Doctors”).
The original refrain is “Alles ist Punk” (“Everything´s punk”).
This one, dear Barbie, is for you….But I don´t think, you´ll like it!
You´re living in a pink chalet,
while other dollies lives are grey!
Everything´s PINK! Really everything´s PINK!
Your home is just a crazy dream, something the world has never seen!
´Cause everything´s PINK, almost everything´s PINK !
You are… you are… you are… you are… PINK!
Music is PINK! (Really?)
Rockstars are PINK! ( What else!)
And cooking is PINK! (Of course….)
Everything´s… everything´s… everything´s…. everything´s… PINK!
Everything´s PINK, simply everything´s pink!
You´re shopping in a pink boutique….Some people think, that you´re a freak!
Because everything´s PINK! Always everything´s PINK!
And you are…you are….you are….you are…PINK!
Stores are PINK! (Well…almost!)
Hair dressing is PINK! (Latest thing!)
Even SCIENCE is PINK! (Are you kidding!)
If Santa trims your Christmas tree,
it must be PINK, as we can see!
Your doggie goes the pink-vet way
(Tries suicide the other day….)
Because everything´s….everything´s….everything´s …. almost EVERYTHING´S PINK!!!!!
You are….you are….you are….you are…PINK!!!!
Hospitals are PINK! (Get well soon!)
And laundry is pink! (So what!)
You are…you are…you are…. you are…PINK!!!!
Everything´s PINK! Simply Everything´s Pink!
Pool-live´s still PINK (Even the water?)
And wellness is PINK! (Can you believe that!)
All is…all is…all is…all is… PINK!!!
Your chandeliers are always PINK! (Do you really want to know, what I think?)
In your world even BBQ´s are PINK!
Because you are….you are…you are…you are…..PINK!
Everything´s PINK! Almost everything´s PINK! Everything´s……..Everything´s….
When Barbie was young, the fashions and props were high-class and looked almost realistic, with a wide range of colors.
But with the late 60´s, many things changed. Now the clothing became more and more cheaply and pink danced into the spotlight. The other colors might have been fighting, but in the 70s, the war was already lost. Pink was the sun, surrounded by small planets in different colors. And even if some things have changed in the last years, it´s still Barbie´s most significant color.
When you think of shocking PINK today, your first thought is not “Oh, Schiaparelli!”, but “Ugh! Barbie!”
Honestly Mattel….There MIGHT have been a time, when little girls (and their moms) demanded nothing but PINK (I doubt it!), but those times are over.
Today´s children want the props and fashions back, that represent the real world.
Girls are no princesses. They want to be scientists, nurses, teachers, pilots, managers and discover their talents, as you finally realized. But there are still too many mermaids and pink castles in the air. Just let pink be a color like all the others.
Parents and adult collectors will be thankful.
I confess, I don´t like pink that much and never did. And whenever I buy Barbie stuff, I try to avoid that color. But that´s still a hard thing to do.
Every prop or doll I bought, no matter if new or second-hand, brought in more or less unwanted pink items.
Sometimes, I accepted parts of the props to be pink…In other cases, I just had no joice, because there was nothing other to get but pink…
When I finally finished the shooting for this play, I was almost mad.
I don´t think, I can see PINK anymore for a long, long while!