Playboy #v15#1
(January 1968)

Playboy, 1953 Series
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Volume
15
Price
1.25 USD
Pages
276
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
HMH Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Hugh M. Hefner (editor, publisher); A. C. Spectorsky (associate publisher, editorial director)

Issue Notes

Headshot photos of Bill Mauldin, Ray Bradbury, Art Buchwald, Arthur C. Clarke, Alberto Vargas, Kurt Vonnegut, and Shel Silverstein in "Playbill" on pages 3 and 4. Reprints of nine Alberto Vargas pinups on pages 145-150, from the 1930s to 1950s, some from Esquire.

The individual issues of this series are each less than 50% comics. Only comics sequences are indexed and cover scans are accepted only if the issue has 10% indexed comics content.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Script
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Pencils
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Inks
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Colors
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, everybody! Mistletoe!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man brings mistletoe to a party, but the action has already started.
Keywords
Christmas; kissing; mistletoe; party

Indexer Notes

Page 91.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dink Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Dink Siegel (signed)
Inks
Dink Siegel (signed)
Colors
Dink Siegel (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How about if next year your wife goes skiing for the holidays and WE go to the Riviera?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman is laid-up at a ski resort with a broken leg and an injured arm and suggests a change of plans for next year's holidays to her lover.
Reprints
Keywords
adultery; broken bones; cast; cocktails; ski resort; snow skiing

Indexer Notes

Page 103.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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Script
John Dempsey (signed)
Pencils
John Dempsey (signed)
Inks
John Dempsey (signed)
Colors
John Dempsey (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Darling, there was a time in my past I probably should have told you about before we got married.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A newlywed bride has to reveal her secret—a brand of "Property of Hells Angels" on her buttock.
Keywords
brand; bride; cigarettes; honeymoon; newlyweds; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 114.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Pencils
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Inks
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Colors
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, it's been quite a day, hasn't it? I feel the need to unwind.
Genre
humor; religious
Characters
Three Wise Men
Synopsis
The Three Wise Men confer after seeing the Christ child.
Keywords
Christmas; Wise Men

Indexer Notes

Page 122.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Madden (signed)
Pencils
Don Madden (signed)
Inks
Don Madden (signed)
Colors
Don Madden (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Trouble is, when one goes out they all go out.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two night club managers watch a rehearsal of a chorus line, whose breasts are lit up with lights.
Keywords
bows; chorus line; Christmas; lights; night club

Indexer Notes

Page 129. The punchline refers to "in-series" Christmas tree lights, in which all the lights would go out when one went out.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Pencils
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Inks
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Colors
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What happens if I have an elf or something?
Genre
humor
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa has apparently been dallying with a young woman.
Keywords
apartment; Christmas; Santa Claus; window

Indexer Notes

Page 139.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Vargas / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alberto Vargas [as Vargas] (signed) (painting)
Inks
Alberto Vargas [as Vargas] (signed) (painting)
Colors
Alberto Vargas [as Vargas] (signed) (painting)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm not afraid of getting burned—are you?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A girl suns herself on the beach.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; sunburn

Indexer Notes

Pages 151-152. A fold-out pin-up on heavy matte paper.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Pencils
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Inks
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Colors
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How about this bunch, lady—can you spot the one that molested you in the park?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman views five Santa Clauses in a police line-up.
Keywords
Christmas; police line-up; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Page 158.

The Case for Lobbies (Table of Contents: 9)

cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Bill Mauldin [as Mauldin] (signed)
Pencils
Bill Mauldin [as Mauldin] (signed)
Inks
Bill Mauldin [as Mauldin] (signed)
Colors
Bill Mauldin [as Mauldin] (signed)

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
A Senator in his office is swarmed by miniature lobbiests, wanting favors.
Keywords
Capitol; lobbiest; politics; senator; Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

Page 165. Title illustration for article "The Case for Lobbies" by U. S. Senator Stephen M. Young. Signed and also credited "Illustration for Playboy by Bill Mauldin."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Francis Smilby [as Smilby] (signed)
Pencils
Francis Smilby [as Smilby] (signed)
Inks
Francis Smilby [as Smilby] (signed)
Colors
Francis Smilby [as Smilby] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We went through all this last year, but I can't recall that it did any good.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An older man has second-thoughts about celebrating New Year's.
Keywords
New Year's; party

Indexer Notes

Page 183.

Silverstein in Hollywood (Table of Contents: 11)

cartoon / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Shel Silverstein (credited)
Pencils
Shel Silverstein (credited)
Inks
Shel Silverstein (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Shel Silverstein (photo)
Synopsis
Silverstein's observations about Hollywood.
Keywords
Disneyland; drugs; Hollywood; homosexual; spotlight; surfing; tourists

Indexer Notes

Pages 190-195. Fourteen cartoons by Silverstein and five photos of Silverstein on location. Cartoons have solid blue backgrounds and black and white photos have light yellow background.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ron Taylor [as R. Taylor] (signed)
Pencils
Ron Taylor [as R. Taylor] (signed)
Inks
Ron Taylor [as R. Taylor] (signed)
Colors
Ron Taylor [as R. Taylor] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It gets more commercial every year, doesn't it?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A husband finds a man in his bedroom closet, wearing a Santa beard and holding a charity kettle.
Keywords
adultery; charity; Christmas; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Page 199.

[No Borders] (Table of Contents: 13)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Pencils
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Inks
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Colors
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An artist covers his canvas, his studio, and himself in the same abstract pattern of paints.
Keywords
abstract art; painting

Indexer Notes

Page 201. A pantomime cartoon.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
Pencils
Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
Inks
Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
... That's practically a new garment, Mrs. Kraus—it belonged to a transvestite who just wore it evenings around the house ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The proprietor of a second-hand store tries to make a sale.
Reprints
Keywords
dress; pipe; second-hand; smoking; transvestite

Indexer Notes

Page 202.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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Script
Barney Tobey [as B Tobey] (signed)
Pencils
Barney Tobey [as B Tobey] (signed)
Inks
Barney Tobey [as B Tobey] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You seem to forget, young lady! You threw yourself on the mercy of this court!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
In his chambers, a judge chases a young woman around a table.
Keywords
court; judge

Indexer Notes

Page 203.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Pencils
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Inks
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the matter, child, can't you think of anything to do?
Genre
humor; historical; satire-parody
Characters
Alice (of Alice in Wonderland)
Synopsis
Alice comes through the mirror back into the real world. In the next panel she is sitting on the floor, when her mother wonders if she is bored.
Keywords
Alice in Wonderland; fireplace; mirror; Through the Looking Glass

Indexer Notes

Page 205. A two-panel story drawn in the style of Sir John Tenniel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ho, ho, ho! That's his answer for everything!
Genre
humor
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
One of Santa's elves is frustrated when he can't get Santa to help with manufacturing problems.
Keywords
Christmas; elves; Santa Claus; toys

Indexer Notes

Page 207. Artist signature is not clear.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Pencils
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Inks
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What I mean, the cops in this town are TOUGH!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men obey when the street crossing signal flashes "Crawl."
Reprints
Keywords
police; stoplight; street crossing

Indexer Notes

Page 207.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
George Dole (signed)
Pencils
George Dole (signed)
Inks
George Dole (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's the doorbell. I'll get it.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman is sitting nude in a chair. She just puts on a top to answer the door, which provides enough cover because she only opens the top half of a Dutch door.
Keywords
Dutch door; nude

Indexer Notes

Page 210. A four-panel comic story with three pantomime panels.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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Script
Brian Savage (signed)
Pencils
Brian Savage (signed)
Inks
Brian Savage (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, at least he's got them agreeing on SOMETHING!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Members of the press covering a strike take note when both parties toss the federal mediator out of the meeting.
Keywords
arbitration; federal mediation; press corps; strike

Indexer Notes

Page 211.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Pencils
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Inks
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Mother?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
After shooting his wife, a man telephones his mother.
Keywords
handgun; mother; murder; telephone; wife

Indexer Notes

Page 213.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Brian Savage (signed)
Pencils
Brian Savage (signed)
Inks
Brian Savage (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Business is up 1.37 percent this quarter, and you ask why we're dancing?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A businessman and his secretary dance nude on his desk to celebrate a sales increase, to the quizzical gaze of an executive.
Keywords
dancing; nude

Indexer Notes

Page 214.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

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Script
Buck Brown (signed)
Pencils
Buck Brown (signed)
Inks
Buck Brown (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
... And in accordance with the Uniform Code of Military Justice, you are to be divested of your rank, dishonorably discharged, and sent home with a note to your mother!
Genre
humor; military
Synopsis
A court-martial panel covers all the bases when punishing a soldier.
Keywords
court-martial

Indexer Notes

Page 215.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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Script
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Pencils
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Inks
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's the trouble with most people today—rush, rush, rush!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men are crawling through the desert. When a farm is sighted on the horizon, one hurries forward, leaving the other behind.
Reprints
Keywords
desert

Indexer Notes

Page 216.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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Script
Alphonse Normandia (signed)
Pencils
Alphonse Normandia (signed)
Inks
Alphonse Normandia (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You must learn to sublimate that involuted schizoid regression; you must control your melancholic id complex. And would it hurt to telephone your poor old mother once in a while?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A psychiatrist gives a technical diagnosis to a patient and also tells him to call his mother.
Keywords
couch; psychiatrist

Indexer Notes

Page 217.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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Script
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Pencils
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Inks
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Colors
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
George, how about if sometime we go OUT for a topless dinner?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A husband has his wife serve him dinner at home as a topless waitress.
Keywords
topless

Indexer Notes

Page 218.

[Live Animal Crackers] (Table of Contents: 27)

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Script
? [as Kennedy] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Kennedy] (signed)
Inks
? [as Kennedy] (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A boy's hand is bloodied when he reaches into a box of animal crackers.
Keywords
animal crackers; blood

Indexer Notes

Page 221. Cartoon only has a spot of solid red where the hand enters the cookie box. Style is heavily reminiscent of Howard Shoemaker.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

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Script
Al Kaufman (signed)
Pencils
Al Kaufman (signed)
Inks
Al Kaufman (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, according to this old Indian map, the treasure lies just behind this big rock!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Three men in a jeep are traveling up a rough mountain road. Behind the rock up ahead, three women are sun-bathing in the nude.
Reprints
Keywords
jeep; map; mountain; nude; sun-bathing

Indexer Notes

Page 225

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

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Script
? [as Bernhardt] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Bernhardt] (signed)
Inks
? [as Bernhardt] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's the plan—you put a damsel in distress, then I rescue her ... I put a damsel in distress, and you rescue her ...
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
Two knights are at a pub discussing a way to meet women.
Keywords
armor; knights

Indexer Notes

Page 229.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
Dennis Kennedy (signed)
Pencils
Dennis Kennedy (signed)
Inks
Dennis Kennedy (signed)
Colors
Dennis Kennedy (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Redcoats are coming ... !
Genre
humor; historical; satire-parody
Characters
Paul Revere
Synopsis
Paul Revere takes time out from his famous ride to warn a woman in bed with another man that her husband is on his way home.
Keywords
adultery; horse; Revolutionary War

Indexer Notes

Page 233. A four-panel color comic story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Brian Savage (signed)
Pencils
Brian Savage (signed)
Inks
Brian Savage (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scab.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A hard-core union worker insults a dignitary who is using a shovel for a ground-breaking ceremony.
Keywords
ground-breaking; labor union; shovel

Indexer Notes

Page 234.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Marty Murphy (signed)
Pencils
Marty Murphy (signed)
Inks
Marty Murphy (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It sure gets lonesome out here on the prairie, don't it?
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Synopsis
Two cowboys are camped on a lonely plain. One makes a romantic overture to the other.
Reprints
Keywords
campfire; cowboys; desert; homosexual

Indexer Notes

Page 235.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

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Script
B Kliban (signed)
Pencils
B Kliban (signed)
Inks
B Kliban (signed)
Colors
B Kliban (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
... But can I be sure that you'll still respect me afterward?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman has second thoughts before going to bed with seven men.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 237.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

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Script
Sidney Harris [as S. Harris] (signed)
Pencils
Sidney Harris [as S. Harris] (signed)
Inks
Sidney Harris [as S. Harris] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As a matter of fact, Maisie, you've been highly recommended to me.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man calls up a woman's number that's written on the wall of a phone booth.
Reprints
Keywords
graffiti; phone booth; prostitute; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 238.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

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Script
Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
Pencils
Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
Inks
Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Melvin was a strange bedfellow long before he went into politics.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two couples are having a conversation.
Reprints
Keywords
cigarette holder; double-entendre; politics; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 239. Punchline is a play on the old saying "Politics makes strange bedfellows."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

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Script
Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
Pencils
Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
Inks
Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
Colors
Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, of course there's no one else, Harry!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
One of the girls in the brothel is talking on the telephone to her boyfriend.
Reprints
Keywords
brothel; madam; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 241. One of the "Brothel" series.

[Strange Shadow] (Table of Contents: 37)

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Script
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Pencils
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Inks
Virgil Partch [as VIP] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two cowboys are walking across a desolate desert. One looks back to see that his partner's shadow is partially silhouetted against the horizon.
Keywords
cowboys; desert; shadows

Indexer Notes

Page 245.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Pencils
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Inks
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It hasn't been easy, but so far we've managed to keep him fairly jolly.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The managers of a department store Santa Claus keep him happy by giving him cocktails.
Keywords
Christmas; cocktails; liquor; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Page 246.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

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Script
Donald Reilly (signed)
Pencils
Donald Reilly (signed)
Inks
Donald Reilly (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
WHO SAYS civilization's petty rules are suspended?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man and a woman stranded on a desert island have differing points of view.
Keywords
desert island

Indexer Notes

Page 247.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Pencils
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Inks
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Colors
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Then how about NEXT Christmas?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Santa calls at a woman's door, but she's already entertaining a Santa.
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; cocktails; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Page 248.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

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Script
Ron Ault (signed)
Pencils
Ron Ault (signed)
Inks
Ron Ault (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
PLEASE, Mr. Laufer! You're STILL on liquids!
Genre
humor; medical
Synopsis
A randy patient grabs an unwilling nurse.
Keywords
hospital; nurse

Indexer Notes

Page 250.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Donald Reilly (signed)
Pencils
Donald Reilly (signed)
Inks
Donald Reilly (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, Excellency—I swear TIME misquoted me!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The leader of desert tribesmen ties a man to a palm tree, bends it down like a catapult, and prepares to cut the rope.
Keywords
catapult; desert; palm tree; sword; tents; tribesmen

Indexer Notes

Page 251. Reference in punchline is to "Time" magazine.

[His Own Best Friend] (Table of Contents: 43)

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Script
Ton Smits (signed)
Pencils
Ton Smits (signed)
Inks
Ton Smits (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A dog brings slippers, newspaper, and pipe to an overstuffed chair, then enjoys them himself.
Keywords
dog; newspaper; pipe; slippers; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 253. A four-panel pantomime comic story.

[Souvenir Seekers] (Table of Contents: 44)

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Script
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Pencils
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Inks
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Colors
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A group of teen girls race from the theatre with their souvenirs, one of which is the singer's head.
Keywords
pop singer; souvenir

Indexer Notes

Page 254. Spot red color used in four places. A pantomime cartoon.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Pencils
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Inks
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Colors
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
... Of course, a new model can't expect to understand how it is when they discontinue your line and parts get scarce!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
In the future, a beat-up old robot complains to a new model robot.
Reprints
Keywords
robot

Indexer Notes

Page 257.

[Dueling Elephants] (Table of Contents: 46)

comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Howard Shoemaker [as Shoemaker] (signed)
Pencils
Howard Shoemaker [as Shoemaker] (signed)
Inks
Howard Shoemaker [as Shoemaker] (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two elephants touch the ends of their trunks. One elephant blows air into the other one, causing him to float off the ground.
Keywords
elephants

Indexer Notes

Page 259. a three-panel pantomime story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Buck Brown (signed)
Pencils
Buck Brown (signed)
Inks
Buck Brown (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Guess who's been to her last protest rally?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A disheveled girl, holding a "Make Love Not War" protest sign, complains to her college roommate.
Keywords
college; demonstration; protest

Indexer Notes

Page 260.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Pencils
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Inks
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, let's put it this way, Miss Bentinck. Every time you make an experiment, you don't discover the atom bomb.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A scientist makes excuses after a less-than-exciting romp in bed with his assistant.
Keywords
scientist

Indexer Notes

Page 261.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Pencils
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Inks
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm afraid they've decided to stop kidding around!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
A man looks to the sky to see, not just a flying saucer, but a whole flying place-setting on a place mat.
Keywords
flying saucers; UFOs

Indexer Notes

Page 263.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 50)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Buck Brown (signed)
Pencils
Buck Brown (signed)
Inks
Buck Brown (signed)
Colors
Buck Brown (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We've rung in the New Year for '68, '69, '70—how about '71, '72 and '73?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A couple has a memorable New Year's Eve celebration.
Keywords
New Year's Eve

Indexer Notes

Page 265.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
? [as O'Brien] (signed)
Pencils
? [as O'Brien] (signed)
Inks
? [as O'Brien] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chicken!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
One lemming has second thoughts about diving off the cliff.
Keywords
lemmings

Indexer Notes

Page 267.

[The Masters-Testers Institute] (Table of Contents: 52)

Little Annie Fanny / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Will Elder (painting)
Inks
Will Elder (painting)
Colors
Will Elder (painting); Jack Davis (assistant); Larry Siegel (assistant)
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Wanda Homefree; Annie Fanny; Grok the Guru; Dr. Master; Dr. Testers [Masters and Johnson spoof]; Timothy Leary (cameo, poster); Johnny Carson (cameo, TV screen)
Synopsis
Spoof of Masters and Johnson sex research.
Reprints
Keywords
adult; counterculture; guru; hippies; robot; sex research; television

Indexer Notes

Pages 268-271. Credits read "by Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder with Jack Davis and Larry Siegel." Title from Kurtzman's records.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["Hey, everybody! Mistletoe!"]
  2. 2. ["How about if next year your wife goes skiing for the holidays and WE go to the Riviera?"]
  3. 3. ["Darling, there was a time in my past I probably should have told you about before we got married."]
  4. 4. ["Well, it's been quite a day, hasn't it? I feel the need to unwind."]
  5. 5. ["Trouble is, when one goes out they all go out."]
  6. 6. ["What happens if I have an elf or something?"]
  7. 7. ["I'm not afraid of getting burned—are you?"]
    Vargas
  8. 8. ["How about this bunch, lady—can you spot the one that molested you in the park?"]
  9. 9. The Case for Lobbies
  10. 10. ["We went through all this last year, but I can't recall that it did any good."]
  11. 11. Silverstein in Hollywood
  12. 12. ["It gets more commercial every year, doesn't it?"]
  13. 13. [No Borders]
  14. 14. ["... That's practically a new garment, Mrs. Kraus—it belonged to a transvestite who just wore it evenings around the house ..."]
  15. 15. ["You seem to forget, young lady! You threw yourself on the mercy of this court!"]
  16. 16. ["What's the matter, child, can't you think of anything to do?"]
  17. 17. ["Ho, ho, ho! That's his answer for everything!"]
  18. 18. ["What I mean, the cops in this town are TOUGH!"]
  19. 19. ["There's the doorbell. I'll get it."]
  20. 20. ["Well, at least he's got them agreeing on SOMETHING!"]
  21. 21. ["Hello, Mother?"]
  22. 22. ["Business is up 1.37 percent this quarter, and you ask why we're dancing?"]
  23. 23. ["... And in accordance with the Uniform Code of Military Justice, you are to be divested of your rank, dishonorably discharged, and sent home with a note to your mother!"]
  24. 24. ["That's the trouble with most people today—rush, rush, rush!"]
  25. 25. ["You must learn to sublimate that involuted schizoid regression; you must control your melancholic id complex. And would it hurt to telephone your poor old mother once in a while?"]
  26. 26. ["George, how about if sometime we go OUT for a topless dinner?"]
  27. 27. [Live Animal Crackers]
  28. 28. ["Well, according to this old Indian map, the treasure lies just behind this big rock!"]
  29. 29. ["Here's the plan—you put a damsel in distress, then I rescue her ... I put a damsel in distress, and you rescue her ..."]
  30. 30. ["The Redcoats are coming ... !"]
  31. 31. ["Scab."]
  32. 32. ["It sure gets lonesome out here on the prairie, don't it?"]
  33. 33. ["... But can I be sure that you'll still respect me afterward?"]
  34. 34. ["As a matter of fact, Maisie, you've been highly recommended to me."]
  35. 35. ["Melvin was a strange bedfellow long before he went into politics."]
  36. 36. ["Well, of course there's no one else, Harry!"]
  37. 37. [Strange Shadow]
  38. 38. ["It hasn't been easy, but so far we've managed to keep him fairly jolly."]
  39. 39. ["WHO SAYS civilization's petty rules are suspended?"]
  40. 40. ["Then how about NEXT Christmas?"]
  41. 41. ["PLEASE, Mr. Laufer! You're STILL on liquids!"]
  42. 42. ["But, Excellency—I swear TIME misquoted me!"]
  43. 43. [His Own Best Friend]
  44. 44. [Souvenir Seekers]
  45. 45. ["... Of course, a new model can't expect to understand how it is when they discontinue your line and parts get scarce!"]
  46. 46. [Dueling Elephants]
  47. 47. ["Guess who's been to her last protest rally?"]
  48. 48. ["Well, let's put it this way, Miss Bentinck. Every time you make an experiment, you don't discover the atom bomb."]
  49. 49. ["I'm afraid they've decided to stop kidding around!"]
  50. 50. ["We've rung in the New Year for '68, '69, '70—how about '71, '72 and '73?"]
  51. 51. ["Chicken!"]
  52. 52. [The Masters-Testers Institute]
    Little Annie Fanny
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