6/19/09

Ads #17: Kids Love Skinless Wieners

skinless wieners
Click here to view full size. I scanned this from a 1942 Woman's Day magazine.

Am I reading this right? The grandmother reads that a fairy gave the children all sorts of good things to eat... and instead of shouting "lollipops!" or "ice cream!", the kid shouts "wieners with no skins!" Wow.

8 comments:

  1. Kids weren't used to sugar back then. You know, with war rationing and everything, so she just went with what she knew.

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  2. Ugh - that plate of food looks like the opposite of appetizing!

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  3. So many jokes....nah, too easy

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  4. What the hell is that other crap on the plate? It looks like shredded coconut on red pepper jell-o molds.

    That's how to make skinless wieners look appetizing... By comparison!

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  5. SCTV had a field day with this, I had no idea it was real. "Honey I'm gonna skin your wiener" is one of my favourite skits.

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  6. Well what girl *doesn't* want a skinless wiener?

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  7. Hmm. I don't remember the SCTV skit- interesting. Sort of an early precursor to the "Schweaty Balls" skit on SNL.

    And, yes C:, the only way to make skinless weiners appetizing is to use them as garnish for gelatinous peppers.

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