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    15 Classic Spoof Ads By "Mad" Magazine

    The magazine didn't have any real ads back in the 1950s and 1960s. Instead they nailed big-name advertisers — especially cigarette companies — hard.

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    Winston's tagline has been much derided by grammarians. Graveyards figured prominently in cigarette parody ads.

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    The real 1960s Tiparillo ads were very sleazy.

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    A Breck shampoo ad parody from 1964 featuring, yes, a Ringo Starr illustration.

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    As someone who remembers the real print ads, I love this one.

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    As the son of Appalachian Trail hillbillies, I can confirm that this Maytag spoof is correct.

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    Mad also often hit the cigarette industry as a whole with their fake ads.

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    Great illustration.

    8.

    All kinds of politically incorrect.

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    Ha, that "gravy" was actually a laxative.

    10.

    Nice parody of the famous Tareyton ads.

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    They didn't pull punches.

    12.

    Kooky.

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    Miss Clairol — and women who dyed their hair blonde — get hit hard.

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    PBR.

    15.

    Brigitte Bardot for American Ex...pense.

    See many more of these—88 to be exact— on Jasperdo's Flickr page.

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