The Cliche Family in Televisionland Posted by Deborah Lipp on November 12, 2010 at 8:32 am Media-Web-News Nov 122010 My son found this for us; it was made around 1965 as an in-house joke at an ad agency: 11 Responses to “The Cliche Family in Televisionland” Floretta says: November 12, 2010 at 11:59 am LOL – I particularly recognized the “hammering” headache ads. Great find. RetroGirl says: November 12, 2010 at 2:35 pm I could totally see the younger SCDP people doing this. Margarita says: November 12, 2010 at 7:35 pm This is amazing, thank you so much for sharing it! As RetroGirl says, it definitely brings to mind some smart-alleck MM adman humor. Roger would have gotten a kick out of the “zha zha” part in particular. Cantara Christopher says: November 12, 2010 at 9:56 pm Omigod, that was ME at the 1:50 mark! Campbell Mithun in Minneapolis–the agency mentioned in “Waldorf Stories”–made this to play at smokers during conventions. Of course I didn’t know any of this at the time, being only ten years old. So weird to finally see this, never got to the first time around, of course. Dirigentin says: November 13, 2010 at 12:21 am Is it a coincidence that Mr. Cliche looks like Lane Pryce? Tweets that mention The Cliche Family in Televisionland | Basket of Kisses -- Topsy.com says: November 13, 2010 at 12:52 am [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jamie Zolan, Cantara Christopher. Cantara Christopher said: [Mad Men] The Cliche Family in Televisionland: My son found this for us; it was made around 1965 as an in-house … http://bit.ly/akQp9h [...] Margarita says: November 13, 2010 at 2:42 am Wow, how awesome, Cantara! Thanks for letting us know what agency it is, I was contemplating researching that myself. SmilerG says: November 13, 2010 at 6:33 am It looks a little like him, but I doubt that it’s Roger Price. He’s probably best known for Droodles and as the co-creator of Mad Libs. He also appeared on a few Goodson-Todman game or panel shows. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Price_(comedy) Diana says: November 13, 2010 at 6:45 am I can totally relate to the subversive impulse behind this one. A nice bit of cultural preservation by the AV collection managers at the Minneapolis Public Library. Meowser says: November 14, 2010 at 1:01 am Wouldn’t this have been a little earlier than 1965, though? “Almost as numerous as the Kennedys” doesn’t sound like a joke anyone would have made post-assassination, it sounds more like a joke that would have been made with JFK still in the White House. I’m guessing more like 1962 or 1963. Deborah Lipp says: November 15, 2010 at 12:15 pm I can only go by how it was labeled, Meowser. “As numerous as the Kennedys” is a Catholic joke. I’d think ’65 is soon enough post-assassination that the nation could go back to such jokes. Bobby and Ted Kennedy were both in office. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.