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I Saw It Advertised One Day – Who Else Wants a Live Monkey?

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I Saw It Advertised One Day – Who Else Wants a Live Monkey?

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of pieces looking at advertisements in comic books over the decades that amused me for whatever reason. In each installment, we’ll take a look at three ads!
Here is an archive of all installments of this feature.

Enjoy!

Reader Christopher M. sent in this ad from 1965’s Creepy #6…

George Khoury did an article about these monkey ads at CBR awhile back that you can read here. Thanks to Graeme Burk for the link.
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I love this mid-80s Fig Newton ad. “Let’s give them some puzzles! Kids love puzzles! But kids are really, really stupid, so let’s make them as easy as we possibly can!”

“Mommy, I can’t figure this one out – what Fig Newton is spelled with an F, an I and a G?”
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I always appreciate how Daisy would come up with strategies to help kids convince their parents to buy them a BB gun, and they’re always really subtle like this 1963 ad, “Cut out this page and leave it for him on top of his coffee cup”…

Well played, Daisy, well played!
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That’s all for this installment! If you can think of some goofy comic book ads you’d like to see me feature in the future, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Do not make suggestions in the comment section, so that they can still be a surprise for future readers!

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