Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesterday, or at least a revisionist historian's version of them.
This is the story of two little girls - a blonde, Kallisto by name ( at least, in this story )
and a brunette.
The brunette too was usually called something else, but in this particular story she had decided she was on a quest for a fabulous and fabled treasure, and as a result had taken the name of that object upon herself as "Khattpottee".
"I seen it foist!" said the blonde.
"And I seen it foist!" said the brunette.
And so battle was enjoined!
But so wonderful were both the combatants that neither could vanquish the other. Besides which, being television, neither could do so anyway. And so at length they threw in together for story purposes. And together they managed to achieve a magnificent triumph that neither of them could ever have accomplished alone.
They found the single most important item in the universe and the greatest treasure of all time!
"Dere it is - da Kat Potty!!!"
( The program's wonderful theme wells up and from this point on is repeated repeatedly to emphasize the wonder of their discovery as their eyes and ours take it all in together! )
The newly- rediscovered tomb of the ancients was full of incredible treasures - and -
And then there it was before them, the incredible -
Isn't it wonderful?
Hey! That's MY potty!
And I'm CALLISTO!!!
The Blonde figured that there wasn't enough room in this story for two Callistos
( besides which, she'd already swindled Khattpottee out of all her money ), and did a fadeout.
The blonde's usual sidekick had the good sense to stay out of this story,
but the brunette claimed forever afterward that she had really been her sidekick all along, not the blonde's. That way it was all supposed to be an even more wonderful triumph.