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Cartoons: Everybody’s Favorite Maid

For more than 25 years, Ted Key’s cartoon character Hazel graced the pages of The Saturday Evening Post as the Baxter family’s maid. But readers knew who really ruled the roost.

First published in 1943, the single-paneled cartoon series quickly became a hit. Later on, it even inspired a TV show by the same name that ran for five years in the 1960s.

Cartoons © The Estate of Ted Key. Used by permission.

"Then I add my mayonnaise . . . " February 3, 1962


“Then I add my mayonnaise …”
February 1962

"Spring Training." March 1, 1958


“Spring Training.”
March 1958

"You’re Eating Out.”  January 17, 1959


“You’re Eating Out.”
January 1959

"You’ve got to be kidding!” November 1978


“You’ve got to be kidding!”
November 1978

“Don’t sh-h me! I said it once and I’ll say it again! Woman’s place is in the home.” December 7, 1946


“Don’t sh-h me! I said it once and I’ll say it again!
Woman’s place is in the home.”
December 1946

“How big was this frog?” July 30, 1949


“How big was this frog?”
July 1949

“I’ve had a LONG, HARD day.” January 12, 1952


“I’ve had a LONG, HARD day.”
January 1952

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