MAD™ Memories Department – Commercial Roulette

From Mad™ Magazine issue 59, December 1960, comes one of my favorite features. While the illustrations are intended to be humorous, the text is lifted from real commercials that aired during the era.

Commercial breaks were rigorously timed back in those days, so it was difficult to spin the dial during a break and find a program instead of another ad.

Click the images for larger versions; Artist, Bob Clarke. Writer, Gary Belkin.

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The Old Wolf has spoken.

 

3 responses to “MAD™ Memories Department – Commercial Roulette

  1. *chuckles* I was 2 months shy of turning 10 when this issue of MAD was published. Thankfully it was reprised some years later when I was old enough to appreciate it. I remember the vast majority of the commercials referenced in this article…

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