Cartoons: Kids Say the Darndest Things

Our cartoonists know what Art Linkletter knew years ago: out of the mouths of babes… comes trouble.

Child talking to his father in the living room. The father is reading the paper and the kid is carrying a doctor's medical bag.

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These cartoons show that the adage “Children should be seen and not heard” no longer applies!

"I'm usually more polite than this, but my mom says there’s no pleasing you."
“I’m usually more polite than this, but my mom says there’s no pleasing you.”
From Mar/Apr 2007

 

"I sure miss the good old days—before Mom got wise to me." from Jan/Feb 2003
“I sure miss the good old days—before Mom got wise to me.”
From Jan/Feb 2003

 

"Did you hear my dad snore?"
“Did you hear my dad snore?”
From Nov/Dec 2005

 

"Dad took me to the zoo. Our animal came in first and paid $18.00"
“Dad took me to the zoo. Our animal came in first and paid $18.00.”
From Jan/Feb 2005

 

"I don't believe in the stork, Easter Bunny or Santa anymore, and I'm beginning to have my doubts about Alan Greenspan."
“I don’t believe in the stork, Easter Bunny, or Santa anymore, and I’m beginning to have my doubts about Alan Greenspan.”
From Sep/Oct 2001

 

 "How's the old prostate, Dad?"
“How’s the old prostate, Dad?”
From Sep/Oct 1999

 

"My broker says not to sell: I’m still young enough to make up my losses."
“My broker says not to sell; I’m still young enough to make up my losses.”
From Jul/Aug 2001

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Comments

  1. I LOVED THESE AND SO REMEMBER ART’S SHOW, NEVER MISSSED IT. I AM 88 YEAS YOUNG AO LIKE ALL THE OLD OLD THINGS! INCLUDING MOVIES AND TV SHOWS. THE NEW WAYSS DO NOTHING FOR ME.\
    THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. DO WISH YOU HAD SENIOR DISCOUNTS ON THE MAG SUBSCRIPTION.

  2. My favorites here are 1, 3 and 6! As far as the old adage goes, that still may be best over all. My late father was an attorney and had a couple of clients in the TV industry.

    One man was affiliated with Art Linkletter’s House Party show and he and the other guests always got a kick out of what I’d say at Mom’s mid-century dinner parties, even before age two. They all thought I’d be perfect for Art’s show–except for Mom (who said absolutely not), precisely because I DID say the darndest things I shouldn’t have.

    She had the last word, so it never happened. Some things don’t change. I occasionally still say the darndest things to this day. Usually it’s a good thing, other times (without realizing it at first), I’ve been sorry; especially if written vs. spoken.

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