guessing that not all of you will remember Speedy
He was an important cog in the advertising gears of the 50s
and 60s though he's never been officially retired.
The early animated ads featuring Speedy were
remarkable as they used a face-replacement technique that
was reportedly a tightly-kept company secret. Take a look
at one of these commercials here.
Alka-Seltzer was the focal point of some amazing and hilarious
commercials of the mid-20th century. If you've never seen
them here is the classic "blooper" ad, an
animated one featuring Gene Wilder's voice as a stomach
arguing with its owner, and a startling one
featuring surrealist artist Salvador
Addendum: No, it's not your imagination.
I slightly edited to punchline to make it, well, you know,
more funny-ish. Plus, I believe I'm now the first person
in comic history to use the words "clabber girls" in
Take that, Snuffy Smith!