Cartoons: Teen Trouble

Put a teen and a parent under one roof, and one of them is definitely annoying the other!

A father gives his son a show shovels and a heavy coat so he could spend his snow day shoveling.

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Teenage girl tells her friend on the phone that she needs to hang up because her parents are waiting patiently at the dinner table.
“Hand on a second, Beverly. I have to eat dinner.”
Frank O’Neal
November 17, 1956

 

A father answers a phone call for his daughter and tells the guy on the other line that she is not available.
“Sorry, man, this isn’t Hot Lips. It’s Daddy-O.”
Don Tobin
November 12, 1955

 

Two teenage girls listen to records as their parents discuss what they are listening too.
“They’re playing Guy Lombardo! The wheel has come full circle.”
Perry Barlow
September 8, 1956

 

Teenage asks his father for an advance on his allowance.
“Can I have next week’s allowance without the lecture on today’s irresponsible youth?”
William F. Brown
May 21, 1955

 

Man notices three telephones on an entryway table. His host explains that each phone belongs to one of his daughters.
“I have three teen-age daughters.”
O’Brien
April 10, 1954

 

A teenage girl has both sides of her hair styled a different way, and asks her mother which one fits her best.
“Mother, which do you think is the real me?”
Clara Gee Kastner
April 3, 1954
A teenage girl enters the kitchen where her mother is busy cleaning.
“I’m so bored! There’s never anything to do around this house.”
Don Tobin
March 27, 1954

 

A father gives his son a show shovels and a heavy coat so he could spend his snow day shoveling.
“Man! Just dig that crazy snow!”
Don Tobin
March 3, 1956

 

Girl hides under her bed as her date waits patiently in the living room. Her mother is trying to fish her out.
“Oh, come now, Mary Lou. Every girl is a little nervous on her first date.”
Bob Barnes
January 28, 1956

 

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Comments

  1. These are very funny cartoons. Bob, your thoughts are wonderful here and on so many other Post features.

  2. Oh, these cartoons leave me wanting to watch a good black & white ’50s ‘B’ movie featuring juvenile delinquents. These teens aren’t that bad, but naturally I still has some observations, and a few choice words on some:

    1.) Such an absurd thing to say, but ‘toon perfect here.

    2.) Dad’s facial expression combined with what his reply is just soooo ’50s, isn’t it?

    3.) Very interesting and unexpected.

    4.) “Maybe…”

    5.) “You’ve got my sympathy!”

    6.) “Honey, keep on experimenting, then ask me again later.”

    7.) I’d just like to know how those dishes got sooo piled up like that. Mom’s hair has me worried.

    8.) “That’s right! So here ya go—start digging!”

    9.) “Mary Lou, stop it right now! Get your butt out from under that bed, he’s a respectable young man. This is what I get with a daughter that never experienced the tough times of the Depression and World War II! NOW, young lady! Chop chop!”

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