Vintage Ads that Just Shouldn’t Have Happened!
Advertising comes in all shapes and sizes; even the ones that don’t really fit anyone!
There are more bad advertisements doing the rounds than good ones, and some take it to the next level with raunchy tag lines, unintentional (or may be intentional?) puns, misogyny, racism and what not!
The ads today can be horrible, but if you think the *classics* were any better, here are 19 vintage ads to prove otherwise:
19. The General Tire
Because nothing defines a tire better than a Disney Movie.
18. Andres Baby Duck Wine
So that’s what inspired Joey and Chandler!
17. Waistline Charms
Because spring wear deserves better women.
16. Mr. Leggs Slacks
Doll to Doll carpeting, anyone?
15. Van Heusen Tie
Nothing says Macho more than a diskette patterned tie. Nothing.
14. Wm.Penn Cigar
And they lived happily ever after.
13. Coca – Cola
Who needs water?
12. Vitamin Donuts
Why aren’t they making those anymore!
11. Goodyear Lifeguards
‘Cuz trust me, your son doesn’t need saving!
Wait, isn’t that why you DON’T buy it?
Won’t you, mama?
Equally effective both Day and Night, fellas!
7. Learn to Train your Wife Booklet
Your wife needs obedience training, you know. May be they left a self-help book. “Ok Google”!
6. BPA Fun Center, Bowling Ad
Because there’s nothing more fun to do.
5. Road Safety
Or I kill this kid. Go ahead. Try me.
4. Tomato Ketchup
What, are you crazy, a WOMAN? No way.
3. Syphilis Alert
It’s ALL her fault. Her being the operative word here.
2. Old Spice
1. Reo Cologne
Gay Men – 1, Straight Men – 0. Ad industry – Infinity.