Cartoons: As Seen on TV

If you’ve been watching a lot more television lately, you’ll laugh at these cartoons from the 1950s, when the screen was smaller than your laptop, reception was terrible, and there were only three channels!

Delivery crew moving a television to a family's home

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Little boy in a cowboy costume runs upstairs to change into an astronaut costume before his space tv show starts
Harry Mage
November 1, 1952

 

Man wakes up his neighbor to ask a question about their TV
“Psst! George, how do you turn it off?”
Joseph Zeis
June 23, 1951

 

A mother takes the television attena off ehr house
“Well, I guess that explains that sudden burst of interference.”
Dick Cavalli
June 21, 1952

 

Delivery crew moving a television to a family's home
“All I know, ma’am, it’s a present from your neighbors.”
Bob Dell
May 26, 1951

 

Man sleeps on a couch in front of his TV
“You should see him when the baseball season starts. He rolls over and faces the television.”
Stan Hunt
April 10, 1954

 

Couple watching TV
“And now, folks, I know you’re all on the edge of your chairs waiting to meet the star of our show…”
Stan Hunt
April 3, 1954

 

Salesmen talking to eachother
“I found their trouble. The whole family is color-blind.”
John Dempsey
February 8, 1958

 

Young boy runs away from home, taking the family television with him.
George Wolfe
December 26, 1953

 

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Comments

  1. Those were very funny, hard to pick a favorite. Some reflect there times, the early 50’s when TV was new. The neighbors buying a TV set for a family with a lot of kids was great. The one with the husband laying on the couch who turns around when baseball is on TV hits close to home for me.

  2. Numbers 1 and 3 are my favorites in this group. “Mrs. Jones” in # 3 has HAD IT with her husband/son and that damned TV and looks like she’s ready to hit them with that roof antenna per her priceless facial expressions and body language. “DON’T MESS WITH ME FELLAS!!”

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