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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.

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

2.

The real 1960s Tiparillo ads were very sleazy.

The real 1960s Tiparillo ads were very sleazy.

3.

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

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

4.

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

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

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5.

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

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

6.

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

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

7.

Great illustration.

Great illustration.

8.

All kinds of politically incorrect.

All kinds of politically incorrect.

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9.

Ha, that "gravy" was actually a laxative.

Ha, that "gravy" was actually a laxative.

10.

Nice parody of the famous Tareyton ads.

Nice parody of the famous Tareyton ads.

11.

They didn't pull punches.

They didn't pull punches.

12.

Kooky.

Kooky.

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13.

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

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

14.

PBR.

PBR.

15.

Brigitte Bardot for American Ex...pense.

Brigitte Bardot for American Ex...pense.

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