Monday, September 24, 2018

In My Merry Oldsmobile

This 1931 ad by Fleischer Studios begins with a wolf whistle, a woman undressing, and a peeping Tom. It escalates to an assault loosely masquerading as a seduction, with a metaphor for fellatio on top. The hero intervenes, but only to sweep the woman off to a make-out session, as implied by the voiceover selling Oldsmobiles. However, his goal is marriage, which spells the end of any hope for happiness. I wonder how many cars this one sold. 

1 comment:

gwdMaine said...

You can go as far as you like with me in my
merry Oldsmobile!

They left out a verse:

They love to "spark" in the dark old park
As they go flying along
She says she knows why the motor goes
The "sparker" is awfully strong

Each day they "spoon" to the engine's tune
Their honeymoon will happen soon

Was that Marge Simpson?
He'll win Lucille with his Oldsmobile
And then he'll fondly croon...