Cartoons: Ski Bum Fun

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Women watch a skier tumble down the slope
“That must be Ralph now…”
Frank Interlandi
March 9, 1957

 

An injured skier on a stretcher checks out of the lodge.
“Checking out, Mr. Stanley?”
Bob Schroeter
March 9, 1957

 

Woman complains that her husband - who was injured during the trip - ruined her ski vacation.
“Dick spoiled the whole trip.”
Joseph Zeis
March 6, 1954

 

Woman hangs on a ski lift cable as it takes her to the top of the slope.
Gene Carr
February 9, 1957

 

A skier decides he doesn't want to try a jump
“I think I’ll just chicken out.”
Harry Mace
February 2, 1957

 

Two men comment on a skier who jumps off a slope upside down.
“Now there’s a rather unorthodox style.”
Joseph Zeis
December 8, 1956

 

Man loses a ski during a jump.
Jeffrey Monahan
November 24, 1956

 

Woman teases a man who crashed against a tree while skiing
“You were poetry in motion for a few seconds.”
Reamer Keller
November 17, 1956

 

Ski lodge employee asks an injured man to move out of the lounge because he is discouraging the guests.
“I wonder if you’d do the lodge a favor, sir…”
Scott Taber
November 17, 1955

 

Skier climbs back up a slope instead of following through with a jump.
“Changed my mind!”
Lyons
October 30, 1954

 

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Comments

  1. I agree with you, Gerard. I’d heard of too many people having skiing accidents starting from the time I was a small child to ever want to try it myself. Although these cartoons are funny, I believe it’s because they’re relatable being based on real incidents, unfortunately.

    A lot of people don’t know (or remember) Lucille Ball broke her leg skiing on a trip in early ’72 following the filming wrap of the the ’71-’72 season of ‘Here’s Lucy’. Always the trooper, she shot a good many of the ’72-’73 season episodes in her wheelchair (still recuperating) for comic fodder. It also gave Lucie Arnaz a more important role and opportunity to showcase her comic talents.

    So my favorites here are ALL OF THEM, especially # 5 (“I think I’ll just chicken out.”) and # 9 (“I wonder if you’d do the lodge a favor, sir…). “Please make yourself scarce down here by returning to your room. Room service will bring you all the booze you want, on the house!”

  2. Considering that so many of the cartoons showed people as injured and the others showed people desperately trying to avoid injury it is a wonder that skiing ever took off as a sport.

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