Saturday, August 18, 2007

Carson's Comedy Classics - day two
The themes of infidelity, voyeurism and alcohol abuse continue. I don't know how to categorize the man walking down the street without pants or the 200lb bully about to beat up the small nerdy guy. I am seeing more into Mr. Carson' psyche than I'd cared to know. The 7 years itch comic seems rather sad when brought to life with the drawing of the rejected wife.






6 comments:

Mike Lynch said...

More great stuff, Johnny! Thanks for scanning all this. Love those slick Darrow drawings. I remember when being drunk and lecherous was considered to be the epitome of funny. Even mainstream America thought it was funny. Remember HI AND LOIS' neighbor "Thirsty" Thurston, with the perpetual W.C. Fields red nose? He's gone now, but the memories endure.

Aaron said...

You can file the two previously uncategorized drawings under "misanthropy." Actually, this guy seems to sneer at EVERY institution, doesn't he? He does seem to love big-busted women, though (so long as he's not married to them, that is).

Charlene said...

To be fair, this probably says more about Mr. Carson's ghost writer's psyche. He likely didn't write this himself, and given how ghost writing for celebrities goes, he may not even have read it before publication.

Interestingly, many references have this as an autobiography!

Lunch Lady said...

Good GOD, I'm glad I wasn't born until 1961. This little series is so depressing. People have no idea what women are subjected to, even today. Truly: it makes me want to cry to know my mother had to look at this crap every day.

maggie said...

These should be part of a college course to remind feminists of why they should be feminists....

I need to go lie down now.

JMR said...

What's so funny is the feminist sisters here with their panties all in a wad. Women as sex objects? I'm shocked. Shocked!