Here's a question I don't think has been asked for my fellow TFluvers: What was the first TF you ever saw, read about, heard about, etc, that stands out in your memory?
Myself, I was VERY young. (I may have mentioned this in previous journal entries, so please forgive me if you've heard it already.) This would've been in the mid-to-late 1950s. A local kids' show was broadcasting The Little Rascals shorts. It was one of two that triggered it, though both were equally responsible.
One was "Beginner's Luck." In this one, Spanky's mother enters him, against his will, in a junior talent contest. He's to recite Marc Antony's eulogy for Caesar. ("Friends, Romans, countrymen ... ") At the end of the short, after things go awry, Spanky's mother is on stage, behind the curtain, trying to pull Spanky off-stage. The curtain is raised, and Mom's dress is snagged on a hook and pulled off. She's standing in front of a full auditorium in her slip. Trying to cover his mother up, Spanky pushes a canvas in front of her. The canvas has a picture of the body of a cat without the head, so it looks as if Spanky's mother has the cat's body. Spanky has a take that ends the short. (For years, I thought the canvas had the body of a poodle on it, which I liked a bit more than the cat.) I was young enough that I thought Spanky's Mom had turned into the animal. This short also inspired a fondness in me, though I had no idea what to call them, for milfs.
Oh, and the short also features the first appearance of Alfalfa as another kid in the contest.
The other short was "Shrimps for a Day" about a young, wealthy, engaged couple who throw a party for the kids in an orphanage. The couple just stumble upon Aladdin's lamp and the woman, not thinking it's really Aladdin's lamp, wish that she and her beau were kids themselves. The wish comes true (and you suddenly have kids -- actually little people -- in adult clothes). The couple go into the house, change into kids clothes, and join the party. But they're mistaken for more orphans and are whisked off to the orphanage to discover what an awful place it is, and how crooked the owners are. They're forced to stay the night until the man-turned-boy escapes and gets the lamp. He returns as an adult (still in his now too tight kid's clothes) and give the lamp to his fiancee, who wishes herself back to adulthood -- showing a lot of leg for the time in the process. They tell her father what the orphanage is really like. Spanky, who was the girl turn back into the woman, "borrows" the lamp, wishes the orphanage owner were Spanky's size, and then proceeds to beat the hell out of him.
That's what started me on the road to TF loving. Both shorts can be found on YouTube.
Can anyone else remember what first turned them on to transformation?