Cartoons: Breakfast Table Banter

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Wife reads a pile of notes from the milkman

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Sleepy woman reading her husband's newspaper at the breakfast table
Walt Wetterberg
March 13, 1954

 

Wife caught the attention of her oblivious husband by using a bullhorn.
“You say something, dear?”
J. Whiting
February 27, 1954

 

Woman eating a sparse breakfast while standing on a weight scale
“Sometimes I think you carry this dieting too far.”
Brad Anderson
February 21, 1953

 

Mother-in-law asks how her miserable son-in-law is doing after he spent the night sleeping on the couch
“I slept like  a top…how was the couch?”
Steve DuQuette
February 21, 1953

 

A tired couple tries, and fails, to fill a cup of coffee
Walt Wetterberg
February 7, 1953

 

Wife reads a pile of notes from the milkman
“No, the mail hasn’t arrived yet — this is just an answer to a note I wrote the milkman.”
Bob Barnes
November 27, 1954

 

Woman tries to get her husband's attention by putting herself between him and his newspaper.
“I said…’How were the pancakes?’”
Brad Anderson
March 14, 1953

 

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Comments

  1. Four out of the seven had toasters. In my opinion, this is the best set of cartoons you have ever selected! I couldn’t stop laughing as I went along. Good job.

  2. Three out of seven of these ‘toons had the toaster right on the table, so that must have have been a common practice then at the mid-century American breakfast table.

    I’d have to say #4 with the mother-in-law, and #7 about the pancakes are the most embarrassing ones here, therefore my favorites of the bunch. The only change I would make on #7 would be having her asking in all capital letters, thereby screaming it instead. Now picture THAT and try not to laugh!

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