Cartoons: Weighty Matters

These mid-century cartoons remind us that people have been trying to slim down long before Pilates and power shakes!

Doctor asses his patient's weight gain

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Man at a weight scale and fortune teller machine
“’You are a leader, with a magnetic personality and strong character. You are intelligent, witty, and attractive to the opposite sex.’ It has your weight wrong too.”
Bernhardt
October 16, 1954

 

Woman tries to shoo a butterfly away from a scale
“Skat!”
Roy Williams
September 11, 1954

 

Doctor offers woman pills
“I want you to take a white pill before dinner. The red pill is dinner.”
Bernhardt
August 6, 1955

 

Doctor asses his patient's weight gain
“According to your weight you should be nine feet, six and one half inches tall.”
Harry Mace
July 17, 1954

 

Woman shops for undergarments
“I don’t want to wear it – I just want to scare myself into staying on my diet.”
Merry Lear
June 16, 1945

 

Man on a weight scale
Kenik
March 21, 1953

 

Woman on a weight scale
“Well, back to the yogurt.”
Herb Williams
December 11, 1954

 

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Comments

  1. Love these light hearted weight comics that we can all appreciate. People need to learn to laugh at themselves more.

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