Maybe Her Test Kitchen Is Bigger On The Inside Than It Is On The Outside

People think of Betty Crocker as a fictional character that represents a brand of cake mixes and the like, a bit of commercial branding which gets updated every so often.

You may think that, but you’d be wrong.

The truth is that she’s real and she’s a Time Lord.  Yep, two hearts, TARDIS, the whole nine yards.  Over the years, cooking tragedies and industrial espionage have triggered regenerations, and that’s why the portrait of Betty has changed.

I won the complete Betty Crocker subset from 2013 Simon & Gintfunkel in an auction on a Hungarian website… here are a couple of those cards.

This is the Betty Crocker I was familiar with growing up;  she was around from 1972 to 1980.

2013 Gintfunkel Betty Crocker 5

Betty #7 was in place from 1986 to 1996… one of the longer stretches between regenerations.

2013 Gintfunkel Betty Crocker 7

Betty’s last known regeneration was in 1996, but her image has pretty much disappeared from the commercial landscape over years since then.  Maybe the last regeneration went badly…?