Anyone Jewish and over 40 will know what I am talking about, your parents have been using the same electric menorah bought in the 1960's from EJ Korvette on bay parkway in Brooklyn
(or equivalent in your town) and as the bulbs have burned out over the years replaced them with
any they could find, didn't matter what color they where. and every Chanuka (Hanuka) they would
shlep it out of the cleaning closet and put it in the window, and it would look more like a fun house display then a proper Chanuka menorah.
If you are reading this, laughing and nodding your head in agreement.