Cartoons: The Company We Keep

These mid-century cartoons celebrate the people in our lives who just won't leave.

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“Clinton isn’t much of a conversationalist.”
Joseph Zeis
December 12, 1959

 

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“This was actually Herb’s bowling night!”
Paul Peter Porges
December 12, 1959

 

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“I’m afraid Tom’s going to be rather poor company tonight.”
Joseph Zeis
October 31, 1959

 

Guy in a piano
“Hope you’ll be comfy, Dave. If it gets cold during the night, just let the top down.”
Irwin Caplan
July 27, 1957

 

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“Who pay attention to time when good friends are together. Why, it’s only twelve-eighteen and a half.”
Al Kaufman
July 12, 1958

 

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“You’ll have to excuse Fred. He works nights.”
Edwin Lepper
June 22, 1957

 

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“Perhaps we should have phoned first.”
Joseph Zeis
June 22, 1957

 

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“I’m afraid Tom isn’t very good company tonight.”
Joseph Zeis
June 8, 1957

 

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“Well, it’s over with; you visited us, we visited you.”
Martin Giuffre
February 28, 1959

 

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“Please don’t feel you have to entertain us.”
Joseph Zeis
February 28, 1959

 

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“The Wilsons are saying good night…are you getting their coats?”
Paul Peter Porges
December 29, 1956

 

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  1. Well, you’ve definitely outdone yourselves this week, for embarrassment and degradation know no bounds with these selections. Good grief!

    Number 3 (by Zeis) takes the cake. A man being carried IN to a party on a stretcher by paramedics?!

    Poor Herb in number 2! Sleepy Clinton in the first one? Perhaps they should have phoned in with #7 and 8 by Zeis. How embarrassing #9 (“Well it’s over with…) is. or #10! I can see why this couple would be starved for adult company. #11 with the host asleep on the ‘coat bed’? No, the men here definitely were not up for having people over, or going out! That’s the zeitgeist I’m picking up from the 1956-’59 section of the decade.

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