Category:
Stereotypes and Cliches

Caveman Mask

After you have your genome analyzed and discover your percentage of Neanderthal genes, consider this purchase.



Source.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 20, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Antiques, Anachronisms and Throwbacks, Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1950s

Gags and Gals:  Mail Order Brides

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 27, 2019 - Comments (4)
Category: Movies, Sexuality, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1930s, Women

Calvin and the Colonel



From the Wikipedia entry:

"The series was an animated remake of Amos 'n' Andy... and featured the voices of Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll[1] from the radio series (in fact, several of the original radio scripts by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher were adapted for this series). Using animals avoided the touchy racial issues which had led to the downfall of Amos 'n' Andy."

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jun 18, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Racism, Stereotypes and Cliches, Television, Cartoons, 1960s

Follies of the Madmen #419



Source.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Mar 24, 2019 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Music, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1970s, Men, Women

Hardee’s Road Runner and Ernie



Two lame-o's seeking to capitalize on SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT popularity are employed to endorse burgers.

Many, many more Hardee's commercials here.





Posted By: Paul - Sun Feb 24, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Fads, Stereotypes and Cliches, Junk Food, 1970s, Cars

Follies of the Madmen #401



Not quite sure why a kangaroo would be deemed an apt symbol for a conservation-minded USA citizen. Weren't there any miserly Scotsmen available?

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 17, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Money, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1940s, Alcohol

Follies of the Madmen #392



Not an ad that would fly in today's climate.

Source.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 29, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Ethnic Groupings, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1970s

The Girl Gershwin

A forgotten figure today, Dana Suesse was once dubbed (by the New Yorker magazine no less) as "the Girl Gershwin," a label that probably did her more harm than good. In her era, her talents, in a woman, were certainly and unfairly considered "weird" on some levels.





Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 07, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Music, Stereotypes and Cliches, Women, Twentieth Century

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