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Ten random things: Reader Request Month, day 20

Ten fictional women who share a name with a kind of fruit:

  1. Yaz Pistachio (from the comic strip Bloom County)
  2. Elizabeth Almond (from the movie Washington Square)
  3. Mary Cherry (from the television show Popular)
  4. Blueberry Muffin (from the Strawberry Shortcake family of characters)
  5. Olive Hornby (from the novel Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
  6. Bonnie Grape (from the novel What's Eating Gilbert Grape?)
  7. Stephanie Plum (from a series of novels by Janet Evanovich)
  8. Miss Peach (from the comic strip of the same name)
  9. Patricia Apple (from the television show Apple's Way)
  10. Beverly Pear (from the movie Rat Race)

Today's list is for abby20, who wanted to see blueberries in a list, and for my friend Lori, whose favorite comic strip character is Yaz Pistachio. And for me, since it gave me the chance to reminisce about one of my earlier television crushes, Kristy MacNicol, who originated the role of Patricia Apple.

Blueberry Muffin has gone a rather radical image overhaul from when she was first introduced. Back in the day, she looked like this; now, she looks like this. It's not just her, of course; all the Strawberry Shortcake characters have been modernized. (Looking at the cover of this coloring book, I'm tempted to say "tarted up," but I don't want to tarnish any more beloved childhood icons, such as when I mentioned American Girl doll slash a couple years ago.)

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