The Untitled GenX Podcast

The Cabbage Patch Kids Panic of 1983

March 30, 2021

Cate and Lori revisit the great Cabbage Patch Kids panic of Christmas 1983 (but not before providing a dramatic reading of "The Legend of the Cabbage Patch Kids" for your listening pleasure).

Lori recounts the horror of being the last kid on Earth without a Cabbage Patch Kid, while Cate lends her midwife expertise to a genuine Cabbage Patch Kid "birth". The besties also get real about the pressures of "adoption" as 7 year olds, sex-ed via the cabbage patch, and just saying no to crazy capitalism on principle.

Video: Cabbage Patch Kids 'birthed' in store (1984)

Slate's Decoder Ring: The Cabbage Patch Kid Riots

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