My Old Friend Mrs. Beasley
November 17, 2009 7:34pm CST
When I was a little kid, I remember watching the t.v. show, Family Affair with Buffy, Jodie, Sissy, Uncle bill & Mr. French. I ended up with a Mrs. Beasley doll after wanting one for a really long time, had her for a short time and I lost her in a fire. I want to get another but now I don't know how to tell the difference between the original mrs.Beasley and the newer, cheryl ladd version. Is there a way to tell the difference between them without seeing the tag or hearing the voice?
• Garden Grove, California
18 Nov 09
mzz663 oh my I used to watch that all the time,and really enjoyed it so much. I remember those mrs. Beasley dolls but I have not s een the newer, Cheryl Ladd version so I am not sure how you could tell the old ones from the new version. but wouldnt there be some sort of date or code on the doll that would tell you which version you were looking at?
• United States
18 Nov 09
I bought one on ebay, the seller had it listed as an original 1967 doll, I got her really cheap (she doesn't talk, but it can be fixed) one of the sellers told me to make sure I didn't get the cheryl ladd version (ashton drake) I would be disappointed with the doll and the voice. I've looked at them and besides the feet, can't really see a big difference on how the dolls look. Even if this doll can't be made to talk, I just really wanted the doll, itself. My dad decided to build a fire when I was younger and "cleaned" me & my sisters bedroom, anything that was on the floor, went in the fire. I've missed her. I remember watching that show every day before I started school, I learned a lot from it as a kid & have watched a few on youtube, just type in family affair there and you can find a lot of the shows. Mrs. Beasley was always there when I needed her, my comfort, someone that held my secrets and helped me cope, while growing up in a tough situation.