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Blair's Girls: Ma Kettle
by Marjorie Main
"Ma & Pa Kettle" (1947-1957
You might be asking
yourself, "What is Ma Kettle
doing here? I thought this was a babe feature!".
Good looks is not an absolute requirement to be included in this
department of Polar Blair's Den. I go by quality of character,
plain and simple, and Ma Kettle is as much of a heroine as anyone else
I talk about in "Blair's Girls".
Ma Kettle is not a looker and she isn't too
feminine, but she's still a lady. Make sense? Between her
and Pa, SHE is the worker and SHE is the one that holds things
together. And most of the time, Ma Kettle is the problem-solver
of the family. She treats other people decent unless they upset
her past the point of forgiveness. It's rare for a comedy movie
series to produce someone I think of as a heroine, but Ma Kettle is
definitely a winner.