Welcome to a week of Halloween Retro…which means, in the main, candy ads and – well, later this week we’ll meet a depressed pumpkin cookie (and possibly eavesdrop on one of his analytic sessions), learn some wacky Sealtest Halloween non-pranks…And last but not least, we will encounter some little shrunken heads that Betty Crocker, that noted anthropologist, stuck on some unsuspecting brownies.
And that’s just the beginning!
Wait…no, that’s not the beginning. This is:
This must be a classic Halloween date – also known as the Trick Or Treat. First she gets tricked: her friend said he was a Byronic, dark, moody type and look who shows up – Zeppo Marx on a sugar high. And the chocolate is the treat. Get it? (Oh fine, don’t laugh…it’s Monday morning, and we’re all doing our best, I suppose).
And what smirking behind the couch is in aid of…nope, not gonna speculate. If I were her, I’d grab my mad money and go. Don’t forget to take the chocolate, Sally – it looks salvageable. You can eat it in front of the TV later (perhaps one with an amazing blaxide tube, if you’re lucky).
(Ad from Duke University Ad Access; they say it’s from 1947, and I believe them!)