Oil of o’Plates. Youth and Beauty is the theme of this cartoon. Here we see Verta diligently applying her “stick-on growth plates” in the appropriate areas to help restore a youthful appearance. The bones of children and teenagers still contain growth plates, or at least remnants of them — but they disappear once adulthood hits. So it is only fitting that Verta wold use the spinal equivalent of Oil of Olay to look like a teen again.