Monday, 25 March 2013

Dog House Blog, Mad Men, Bad Men!

Molly The Wally , Says No Your Place Ladies!

Politically incorrect advertising from the fifties and sixties. When Mad Men were Bad men!

After our Dove ad on Saturday (here) we thought we'd take a look at when ads were bad. We are going to step back in time and have a look at some ads from the fifties and sixties when women were depicted as brainless kitchen slaves who needed all the help they could get when it comes to looking good. So step back in time with me and let’s visit The Mad Men era when politically correct advertising hadn’t yet been invented. Those were the days, women know your place!

Stay slim and happy with Life Savers' Pep-O-Mint! No, no eat cookies we have a solution for you below!

One sure way to get your man angry. Don't buy Ivory Liquid with free bracelet! Hmm maybe Mean Marvin should confiscate it and give it to her for Christmas!

Instant coffee? Brew fresh or you'll get a slap on the butt! By the way glad that is all hubby has to worry about? Actually she's looking for that bracelet!

Ivory Liquid again this time promising hands that look like your sons' girlfriends' despite years of washing dishes. Talk about keeping it in the family? By the way I am a real bitch so I'm his date! On second thought, no you have him!

Chubbettes, how happy can a chubby girl get? Very happy when I brake that record over their heads! Told you just carry on eating the cookies chubby girl!

Head Shoulders tells us don't be a loser use our shampoo! No keep the dandruff and lose the backseat driver love we say!

Clairol's 1975 ad for its' instant shampoo warns us against feeling ugly and becoming depressed with greasy hair. That's OK when you run out, hop over to McDonalds' and grab a nice greasy bag!

With Jell-o ladies you can't fail to deliver great puddings to your hard working hubby without even stressing out that one brain cell or breaking a nail. Fabulous!

Now we have the grown up chubbette!  Look life is cool you can now carry on eating cookies.

And lastly the Dixie Kitchen Cups. Probably with this you'd be married to Mean Marvin who stole your free bracelet and refuses to buy you a dishwasher! It of course a known scientific fact that washing up ages the face. My my those were the days!

Women know your place!


  1. These are great! I actually remember the Ivory ones with mother and girlfriend! And, oh, the Dixie cups....before we realized we were cutting down all of our trees for stupid paper products!

  2. We've come a long way, baby!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  3. Hey Molly...OMDs my Mom says she remembers a lot of these commercials. MOL MOL MOL she is older than dirt.

    Someone needs to call the fashion police on that dude worrying about his girlfriends dandruff...his outfit are wrong on so many levels. Hugs Madi your BFFF

  4. LOL I wonder how effective some of those ads actually were? I bet some were shelved pretty quickly.

  5. Those were great Molly! Really a flash back to the past for Mommy. She remembers using that dry shampoo as a kid. She had hair down to her butt back then and would use PSSSSSSSSST inbetween washings. Now Mommy's sitting here giggling like a child.....

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  6. Love those old adverts, anything vintage for me, but I have to say the slim girl looks pretty slim in the before picture too

    urban hounds

  7. I REMEMBER THESE ADS! I remember in particular that PSSSSSST product. I never used it but knew people who did and had flakes shedding from their crowns!

    Oh that horrible ad with the man spanking the wife....what an insult!

    MIZ MOLLY, YOU ARE AN ADVOCATE for both canine and human. You rock GIRL!!!!!!!!! Hey, what about dog food ads throughout the years? Any ridiculous ones to report?

  8. It's funny - what seemed normal back then in not normal now...and we are sure in 20 years what is normal now will be considered the same way as politically incorrect.

  9. Hehehehehe...I hear some enjoy bein' spanked but I won't go there today.
    I can' laugh at those advertisements but it is just more proof of hows da media has a huge involvement in eatin disorders and low self esteem and yada yada.


  10. Now this is a great collection. We've come a long way, baby...whoops, that's a cigarette ad.

  11. Woof! Woof! Golden FUNNY!!! Love your LOVE pillow. Happy Monday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  12. Omg!! I hardly made it past the coffee ad .....bawawhahahaha!! Good thing we have left those days behind! My assistant can't make decent coffee to save her life.

    And that Clarol add and the pair .... Bawhahahahaha! We watch Mad Men over here. Great show, but wow?

    Your pal, Pip

    P.s. hugs to your Pip

  13. Those were too funny Molly and my Dad actually remembers most of those!

  14. Those ads are hilarious! Mom didn't know about them as she lived in a far far land and there wasn't much news about the rest of the world in those days.


  15. Oh dear! It's not my Mom who remembers these commercials,it's me!!!
    I'm not sure things have changed that much, having just washed up a sink full of dishes and wishing I had invested in Dixie cups and plates. :-)

    Molly, I never looked as good in rollers as you!

    All the best,

  16. These are very much FUNNY.. Times SURELY have changed.
    Wonder why that Lady looks so HAPPY to be Spanked???

  17. Glad those days are behind. But now we have a whole new set of questionable messages.

  18. Wow! Those gave me a great laugh - and VERY happy to see how far we have come. Can't believe some of those.

    Piggy kisses,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  19. Oh that was great, Molly! I must laugh so hard. But maybe you only should eat the hole of the pep-o-mints for staying slim? Have a wonderful Monday... and don't forget to use Dixie Kitchen Cups - WOOOHOOO!!!

  20. wow. some of those are just insulting, aren't they?

  21. BOL! Those ads are just pathetic and mean...but come on, everyone could use a good spanking every now and again. *wink wink* I just don't think it should have to do with the coffee being brewed.
    *high paws*

  22. Love revisiting the past like this through commercials. Whoa, things have changed luckily!


    You know, I call Mrs. Master, Mrs. Master b/c she hates being called Mrs. (Master's first name). Says it's outdated and maddening. Drives her crazy. So, I do it on my blog all the time.



  24. My oh my. How far we have come-thank goodness!

    Critter Alley

  25. These were great!
    I love advertising...we're kind of ad junkies here. I remember some of these and others (Chubettes?????) are both shocking and hilarious.
    : )

  26. OMD, I can't believe the one about the hands and the mother and the date. unbelievable!

  27. It so true though while we may find ourselves shocked, just imagine what our grandkids will think of our ads.

  28. good grief...things sure have changed...thankfully! We think we're gonna club together and get mom one of those Chubette you think they still have stock?
    Wally & Sammy

  29. Those are hilarious! The Ivory dish soap ads were ridiculous. Well, they all were.

    I'm glad were out of the 50's and 60's because if my husband beat me for using instant coffee, I'd hit him back. Hahaha!

  30. I remember that old Head and Shoulders bottle and ad.. Don't tell anyone.. Thanks for a Monday giggle Molly.. Wrap up it's freezing.. xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  31. When was it ever ok for a man to give his wife a spanking? I never saw Ward spank June!
    Do a search for 1970's Sears (or Wards) catalog pictures. Hilarious.

  32. I was reading the response above mine.. I bet you Ward spanked June... we just never got to see it!! (bowchickawowwow)

    :) I loved all these pictures... but wow, have times changed!

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby

  33. Oh my gosh! They are so funny. Can't imagine what would happen if they aired them now
    Benny & Lily

  34. Molly you have done it again. My mom is laughing so hard she fell off her chair.


  35. Aren't they awful AND funny! I remember the Condor ads - growing up we thought real men smoked Condor and always gave our dad a sideways glance when the ad was on! Advertising these days isn't half as entertaining!

  36. Hilarious! Can you just imagine the furore if they had that coffee advert now, ha!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  37. Haha! Those are some pretty terrible ads...but funny to boot!

    Elyse and Riley

  38. Barharhar, Mom might remember those!

    Your Pals
    The Mad Scots

  39. BOL, Mom remembers a lot of those ads, although she wants you to know she was just a very young tyke way back then:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  40. Wow lol... the first one is really interesting... And the Chubbettes too.

  41. Guess what our mom's major was in college? Yep. Advertising. She LOVES these and remembers a lot of them!
    Play bows,

  42. These ads are not very nice at all! Especially the one with that scary man and the bracelet. I would definitely bark at him :)

  43. Thank Heaven these are gone! Women getting Spanked! Threatened! Nothing good about these at all!

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  44. OMG, our mom says that she remembers a lot of these ads! How embarrassing!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  45. Oh Molly Please don't squeeze the Charmin. We have come a long way.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today
    Sweet William The Scot

  46. These were so good, and so funny. Mommy remembers some of them.

  47. Good thing those days are gone! BTW, we saw an old ad where the doctor was smoking in the exam room!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  48. OMD hard to believe that they were really used!!

  49. Ha,Ha,Ha! I love the Instant shampoo, great for those days when you dont want a bag on your head! Mum loved the Instant coffee one, she said she uses "mellow birds" and hopes to get a slap on the butt from my Dad if he finds out! Naughty! BOL, BOL!
    Excellent post Molly, so funny, you always brighten up my days!
    love and licks from your Frank xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  50. Hi Molly,

    Good thing these ads were not around when Bodica was here,woman know your place and the rest is history, you know what happened to the Roman army they whore chubbites all the way Rome!

  51. Oh my goodness... I can't decide which one I hate the most! I think the Jell-O one makes me the maddest! Egad - thank heaven those days are gone (although... now they just try to tell us we are nothing if we aren't young, thin, and blindingly-white-toothed!).

  52. Holy moley! Even Allie's ready to tear into those Man Men with her pink mani/pedi!

  53. Oh wow!! My Mum is claiming she's never seen any of those before cos she's too young? But she thought they were really funny, not sure the women at the time would have thought the same?

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  54. Those are funny but a little sad too. Our mama remembers the Ivory soap hands ad. We suspect the gal on the bike sprinkled something on her shoulders to look like dandruff so that guy would get lost.
    Do you suppose these ads helped push along the feminist revolution?

    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

  55. OMD Molly these are like a train wreck...really horrible but you can't look away...Especially the one with the spanking...Momz sez she's really glad that times have changed

  56. Great finds, Molly! Girdles were the most horrendous torture devices since the age of corsets. Dashing out now to buy a supply of Dixie Cups!

    Susan and Wrigs

  57. I'm pretty sure that the girl in the Head & Shoulders ad is much better off if that guy breaks up with her over dandruff...