Cartoons: Door to Door Uproar

Whether you needed (or didn’t need) brooms, encyclopedias, or vacuum cleaners, you could count on someone showing up at your door at the exact wrong time.

Salesman insults a woman

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“I’m busy right now. Could you call back in six or seven years?”
Joseph Zeis
August 20, 1955

 

“And now I suppose you’re wondering if you can afford it.”
Joseph Zeis
August 13, 1955

 

Salesmen take off their clothes before they begin hawking their wares at a nudist camp.
“Oh, don’t be such a prude! This may mean a big order for us!”
Jerry Marcus
August 10, 1957

 

Ugly salesman sells beauty products to a woman
“This seems a bit ridiculous now that I see you. However, I sell beauty products.”
Al Johns
August 6, 1955

 

Salesman insults a woman
“I’d like to show you a little item your neighbors said you couldn’t afford.”
Bob Barnes
May 12, 1956

 

Salesman sells to a man who just got out of the shower.
“I’ll be brief…”
Joseph Zeis
March 17, 1956

 

Reg Hider
January 12, 1957

 

Homeowner comforts stressed salesman
“Look at it this way: maybe you weren’t cut out to be a salesman.”
Al Johns
September 8, 1956

 

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Comments

  1. I love them all, but number 1 is number one! What’s a mother to do? Something different, starting at least 3 years earlier.

    In number 3, the man is right. A nudist camp should be a big order for them! With #4, the salesman’s smooth flattery seems to be working; #5 not so much. #8 is wonderful, and probably based on fact. I suspect they all were.

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