Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Saludos! Kenner's GABBIGAIL! Let's Offend Our Neighbors Over the Border! 1973 Comic Book Ad!

Ah, yet another laugh-inducing 1973 Kenner comic book ad! This time it's for the less-than-popular language translating and full-time patsy doll, GABBIGAIL! Let's read as she goes down south and offends our Mexican and Spanish friends by reinforcing stereotypes and roles, all in a very (say it with me, now) un-PC manner! Oh, those wacky 1970s! Come the 80s, this kinda advertising was gone, thanks to teams of big company legal eagles, frightened ad and TV execs, and committee thinking! Click images to enlarge!

1 comment:

Pop Culture Debris said...

I can't help but notice that all of the Mexican folk our heroine sics ol' Gabbi on are bi-lingual and express their amazement in English after hearing pigeon Spanish phases spouted back.