Mildly Disturbing Fun with Frankfurters: Kids Gobbling Hot Dogs in Vintage Advertising

I can’t help it. The image of a mid-century kid eagerly tasting a glistening hot dog is just funny to me.  I understand it’s juvenile and jaded, but I hope we are all still at a point where it’s okay to laugh (or at least quietly chuckle) at these old advertisements.

I can’t help it. The image of a mid-century kid eagerly tasting a glistening hot dog is just funny to me.  I understand it’s juvenile and jaded, but I hope we are all still at a point where it’s okay to laugh (or at least quietly chuckle) at these old advertisements.

 

He likes the way she handles her sausage.  Your turn [Insert your own inappropriate comments here].

(L) Man bites dog.  Girl bites wiener. (R) Do you think the phallic overtones of their campfire activity were lost on Jill?  It definitely wasn’t on Bob.

If this is a crabmeat ad, why are they eating hotdogs? More importantly, why is the son forcing his sister to eat the wiener?…. and since when did Mitsubishi sell meat?  So many questions, so few answers.

So, if I yell, will he take that wiener out of my face?

(L) He has an absolutely enormous bottle in one hand, and a microscopic wiener in the other.  There has to be a psychological or subliminal reason for this.  (R) The artwork on that can is absolutely obscene!

Mom: “Y ’all go ahead and eat while I prune this bush.  Don’t worry about little ol’ me.”

(L) “Always ask for wieners made the ‘skinless’ way… sure to be tender”, (R) There’s nothing more frightening than a family eating hotdogs, smiling at you psychotically.

“Mom, what is a skinless frankfurter?” – “Um, why don’t you go ask your Uncle Abraham.”

These are just too Freudian for words.

Freckled boys loving their wieners a bit too much.

“Sure to be tender because they have no skins!” There are so many inappropriate things circling my brain right now…  I think it’s best we stop before one of them slips out.