Playboy #v17#6
(June 1970)

Playboy, 1953 Series
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Volume
17
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
242
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

Photo of John Dempsey in "Playbill."

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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John Dempsey (signed)
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John Dempsey (signed)
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John Dempsey (signed)
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John Dempsey (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear, I hate to be a party pooper, but tomorrow's a working day and six-thirty rolls around awfully fast.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A husband talks to his wife, who is in the middle of an encounter with another man at a wife-swapping party.
Keywords
wife-swapping

Indexer Notes

Page 85.

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

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Script
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
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Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
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Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
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Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Diana, you're ALWAYS too tired after the hunt!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Diana (goddess), Satyr
Synopsis
The satyr complains that Diana is never in the mood after they finish a hunt.
Reprints
Keywords
arrows; bows; goddess; satyr

Indexer Notes

Page 111. Part of "Satyr" series.

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

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Dink Siegel (signed)
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Dink Siegel (signed)
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Dink Siegel (signed)
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Dink Siegel (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
YOU trim the sail, Lester, I'LL even the keel.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A girl is not happy that her partner is neglecting his duties on a sailboat.
Keywords
sailing

Indexer Notes

Page 123.

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

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Script
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Pencils
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Inks
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
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Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everybody says I'm too easy.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman lies on a psychiatrist's couch with her dress hiked up and her knees raised.
Keywords
couch; psychiatrist; slang

Indexer Notes

Page 139.

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

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Buck Brown (signed)
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Buck Brown (signed)
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Buck Brown (signed)
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Buck Brown (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you forget you were saving the last dance for me?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A couple are making out on the steps of a mansion, when a clueless dance partner wanders out.
Keywords
dancing

Indexer Notes

Page 154.

Sexus Perplexus (Table of Contents: 6)

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John Dempsey (signed)
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John Dempsey (signed)
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John Dempsey (signed)
Colors
John Dempsey (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 158-161. Sixteen cartoons involving various problems between lovers in bed.

[Railroad Conductor on a Night Flight] (Table of Contents: 7)

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Script
Gahan Wilson (signed)
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Gahan Wilson (signed)
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Gahan Wilson (signed)
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Gahan Wilson (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An airline passenger on a night flight is startled to see a old-time railroad conductor, complete with lantern, walking up the aisle toward the pilot's cabin.
Reprints
Keywords
airliner; conductor; lantern; railroad

Indexer Notes

Page 165.

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

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Script
Francis Wilford-Smith [as Smilby] (signed)
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Francis Wilford-Smith [as Smilby] (signed)
Inks
Francis Wilford-Smith [as Smilby] (signed)
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Francis Wilford-Smith [as Smilby] (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
For heaven's sake—are those accursed elephants mating AGAIN?
Genre
humor; religious
Characters
Noah
Synopsis
Noah's ark shakes when the elephants mate.
Reprints
Keywords
bears; elephants; giraffes; impalas; monkeys; Noah's ark; owls; seals

Indexer Notes

Page 170.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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Script
Brian Savage (signed)
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Brian Savage (signed)
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Brian Savage (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
At least he was gentleman enough to give me his seat!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A flasher on a subway train gives a woman a seat, then opens his coat.
Reprints
Keywords
flasher; subway

Indexer Notes

Page 172.

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

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Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
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Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Inks
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
Colors
Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, Mr. Pendelton, that's not what I meant about being good in bed.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man's idea of being "good in bed" involves making shadow images on the wall.
Keywords
shadows; slang

Indexer Notes

Page 176.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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Don Orehek (signed)
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Don Orehek (signed)
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Don Orehek (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of course I was young once ... that's why you're not going out in that outfit.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A father refuses to let his teen daughter go out dressed in a skimpy outfit.
Keywords
generation gap

Indexer Notes

Page 180.

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

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Script
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
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Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Inks
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Either we're about to take part in an interplanetary 'first' or it's just the old take-me-to-your-leader bit.
Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Two aliens from a flying saucer approach two streetwalkers.
Keywords
aliens; flying saucer; prostitution; spaceship

Indexer Notes

Page 186.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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Rowland B. Wilson (signed)
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Rowland B. Wilson (signed)
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Rowland B. Wilson (signed)
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Rowland B. Wilson (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I guess a reservation WASN'T necessary.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A couple enters a high-class restaurant, only to find the place empty and the whole staff waiting for them.
Keywords
reservations; restaurant

Indexer Notes

Page 189.

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

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Peter Paul Porges [as Porges] (signed)
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Peter Paul Porges [as Porges] (signed)
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Peter Paul Porges [as Porges] (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It looks like Mr. Gelber, but it doesn't look like Mrs. Gelber.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two apartment dwellers get more than they bargained for when they train their telescope on a neighboring building.
Keywords
adultery; telescope; voyeurism

Indexer Notes

Page 191.

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

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Dana Fradon [as D. Fradon] (signed)
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Dana Fradon [as D. Fradon] (signed)
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Dana Fradon [as D. Fradon] (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
If, as you say, the free-enterprise profits system makes you want to throw up, there may not be a great deal the placement office can do for you.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A college placement office has to deal with a stubborn political activist.
Keywords
college; counterculture; graduate; politics

Indexer Notes

Page 194.

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

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Don Madden (signed)
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Don Madden (signed)
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Don Madden (signed)
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Don Madden (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, Professor Mayfield—I had no idea we were going to study the martial customs of other lands so thoroughly!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An anthropology professor, clad in a loin cloth, seduces a naive college girl.
Reprints
Keywords
anthropology; college

Indexer Notes

Page 196.

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

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Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
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Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
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Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's really ironic. My doctor told me to drink plenty of liquids and stay off my hands and knees.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men are crawling on their hands and knees across a desert.
Keywords
desert

Indexer Notes

Page 198.

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

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Donald Reilly (signed)
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Donald Reilly (signed)
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Donald Reilly (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Forgive me, Cesar Chavez, but I've got to have a grape.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A counterculture girl swipes a grape from a market's outdoor fruit display.
Keywords
boycott; counterculture; grapes; market

Indexer Notes

Page 200. Punchline is a reference to farm workers' union organizer Cesar Chavez leading a boycott of grapes.

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

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Don Orehek (signed)
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Don Orehek (signed)
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Don Orehek (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let me do the talking!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A motorcycle policeman has pulled over a couple in a sports car. The woman pulls open her blouse to distract the officer.
Keywords
motorcycle; police; sports car

Indexer Notes

Page 202.

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

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Bill Lee (signed)
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Bill Lee (signed)
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Bill Lee (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's one of those progressive schools!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two pedestrians watch a school bus go by. A boy's and girl's legs are hanging out the window.
Reprints
Keywords
school bus

Indexer Notes

Page 204.

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

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Malcolm Hancock [as Mal] (signed)
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Malcolm Hancock [as Mal] (signed)
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Malcolm Hancock [as Mal] (signed)
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You will eat a tall dark gypsy fortuneteller.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A fortuneteller tells the fortune of a huge lion, which may be her fortune, too.
Keywords
crystal ball; fortuneteller; lion

Indexer Notes

Page 205.

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

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Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
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Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
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Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's just your rotten luck they decided to get involved with society.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A very establishment-looking middle-aged defendant is going to be tried by a jury made up entirely of hippies and other anti-establishment types.
Keywords
counterculture; courtroom; hippies; jury; lawyer

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Page 208.

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

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Barney Tobey [as B Tobey] (signed)
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Barney Tobey [as B Tobey] (signed)
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Barney Tobey [as B Tobey] (signed)
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Fred is really grim about the game. He's been out there all morning practicing his winning jump.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman's husband is such a fanatic about tennis that he practices jumping the net after winning a match.
Keywords
tennis

Indexer Notes

Page 211.

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

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Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
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Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
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Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
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Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mmmmmmmmm—banana icing!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A waiter is more interested in a large cake's icing than the nearly-nude woman who is getting inside.
Reprints
Keywords
cake; icing; nude

Indexer Notes

Page 213.

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

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Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
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Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
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Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
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Go get your own, Hadley!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A fireman is possessive of the nude woman he's rescued from a fire.
Keywords
fire; fireman; ladder; nude

Indexer Notes

Page 214.

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

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Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
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Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
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Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
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Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
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... And I was wondering if I could have a leave of absence to get married.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
One of the brothel's girls shows the madam her engagement ring and asks for some time off. `
Keywords
brothel; cigarette; cigarette lighter; engagement ring; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 217. One of the "Brothel" series.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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Joseph Farris (signed)
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Joseph Farris (signed)
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Joseph Farris (signed)
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Who's interested in gargoyles? When you've seen one, you've seen them all.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A tourist at a rooftop viewing area of a cathedral suddenly finds a gargoyle perched on his shoulder.
Keywords
cathedral; gargoyles; tourists

Indexer Notes

Page 218.

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

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Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
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Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
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Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Joe, we're trying to get up a stud fee for Gloria ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A zookeeper is seeking donations for a hippopotamus.
Reprints
Keywords
hippopotamus; zoo

Indexer Notes

Page 220.

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

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Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
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Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
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Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
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Michael Ffolkes [as ffolkes] (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm afraid, Sir Roger, we'll just have to be good friends.
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
In medieval times, a very large woman and a very small man are not compatible.

Indexer Notes

Page 223. Unclear if woman is a giant or if man is elfin size.

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

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Gahan Wilson (signed)
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Gahan Wilson (signed)
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Gahan Wilson (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wait a minute ... THAT'S NOT ME!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An elderly man has just noticed that the antique wedding picture on the wall has his wife with another man.
Reprints
Keywords
knitting; photograph; wedding

Indexer Notes

Page 224.

[... YOU Graffiti] (Table of Contents: 31)

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Cliff Roberts (signed)
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Cliff Roberts (signed)
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Cliff Roberts (signed)
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Genre
humor
Synopsis
A boy spray-paints a huge obscenity on a fence, starting on one side of the block and finishing around the corner.
Keywords
graffiti; obscenity; spray-paint

Indexer Notes

Page 226. A pantomime cartoon. The obscenity is implied, not shown.

Charles V on Horseback in Muhlberg (Table of Contents: 32)

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Jim Beamon (credited)
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Jim Beamon (credited, painting)
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Jim Beamon (credited, painting)
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Jim Beamon (credited, painting)
Letters
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Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A parody of the 1548 painting "Equestrian Portrait of Charles V" by Titian, showing the horse as a coin-operated kiddie ride.
Reprints
Keywords
horse; knight; painting

Indexer Notes

Page 229.

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

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Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
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Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
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Bud Handelsman [as Handelsman] (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Peter and Judy's mommy is helping Daddy take care of you tonight, sweetie, while real Mommy is at Peter and Judy's house helping Peter and Judy's daddy take care of Peter and Judy.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
One of the participants in a wife-swapping pair makes an excuse to the other couple's young daughter.
Keywords
wife-swapping

Indexer Notes

Page 230.

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

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Marty Murphy (signed)
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Marty Murphy (signed)
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Marty Murphy (signed)
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Well, if you should spot him, give us a call! ... This kind of nut can be a real nuisance.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A policeman is looking for a deranged man in an Automat. Meanwhile a woman is going to get a surprise when she opens a compartment door that a naked man is standing behind.
Reprints
Keywords
Automat; pervert; policeman

Indexer Notes

Page 233. An automat was an urban fast food restaurant where simple foods and drink were served by vending machines with flip-up doors. They died out in the 1970s.

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

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Brian Savage (signed)
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Brian Savage (signed)
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Brian Savage (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
The next time someone makes a heavy pass, Miss Wickerly, you've simply got to do more than go limp in protest.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A pregnant woman with four small children gets some advice at a doctor's office.
Keywords
doctor; pregnant

Indexer Notes

Page 234.

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

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Buck Brown (signed)
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Buck Brown (signed)
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Buck Brown (signed)
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Buck Brown (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mercy! You didn't save ANYTHING for your retirement, did you?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The "Dirty Old Lady" is disappointed in her elderly bed partner.
Reprints
Keywords
bed; elderly

Indexer Notes

Page 237. Part of "Dirty Old Lady" series.

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["Dear, I hate to be a party pooper, but tomorrow's a working day and six-thirty rolls around awfully fast."]
  2. 2. ["Diana, you're ALWAYS too tired after the hunt!"]
  3. 3. ["YOU trim the sail, Lester, I'LL even the keel."]
  4. 4. ["Everybody says I'm too easy."]
  5. 5. ["Did you forget you were saving the last dance for me?"]
  6. 6. Sexus Perplexus
  7. 7. [Railroad Conductor on a Night Flight]
  8. 8. ["For heaven's sake—are those accursed elephants mating AGAIN?"]
  9. 9. ["At least he was gentleman enough to give me his seat!"]
  10. 10. ["No, Mr. Pendelton, that's not what I meant about being good in bed."]
  11. 11. ["Of course I was young once ... that's why you're not going out in that outfit."]
  12. 12. ["Either we're about to take part in an interplanetary 'first' or it's just the old take-me-to-your-leader bit."]
  13. 13. ["I guess a reservation WASN'T necessary."]
  14. 14. ["It looks like Mr. Gelber, but it doesn't look like Mrs. Gelber."]
  15. 15. ["If, as you say, the free-enterprise profits system makes you want to throw up, there may not be a great deal the placement office can do for you."]
  16. 16. ["Golly, Professor Mayfield—I had no idea we were going to study the martial customs of other lands so thoroughly!"]
  17. 17. ["It's really ironic. My doctor told me to drink plenty of liquids and stay off my hands and knees."]
  18. 18. ["Forgive me, Cesar Chavez, but I've got to have a grape."]
  19. 19. ["Let me do the talking!"]
  20. 20. ["That's one of those progressive schools!"]
  21. 21. ["You will eat a tall dark gypsy fortuneteller."]
  22. 22. ["It's just your rotten luck they decided to get involved with society."]
  23. 23. ["Fred is really grim about the game. He's been out there all morning practicing his winning jump."]
  24. 24. ["Mmmmmmmmm—banana icing!"]
  25. 25. ["Go get your own, Hadley!"]
  26. 26. ["... And I was wondering if I could have a leave of absence to get married."]
  27. 27. ["Who's interested in gargoyles? When you've seen one, you've seen them all."]
  28. 28. ["Joe, we're trying to get up a stud fee for Gloria ..."]
  29. 29. ["I'm afraid, Sir Roger, we'll just have to be good friends."]
  30. 30. ["Wait a minute ... THAT'S NOT ME!"]
  31. 31. [... YOU Graffiti]
  32. 32. Charles V on Horseback in Muhlberg
    The Playboy Art Gallery
  33. 33. ["Peter and Judy's mommy is helping Daddy take care of you tonight, sweetie, while real Mommy is at Peter and Judy's house helping Peter and Judy's daddy take care of Peter and Judy."]
  34. 34. ["Well, if you should spot him, give us a call! ... This kind of nut can be a real nuisance."]
  35. 35. ["The next time someone makes a heavy pass, Miss Wickerly, you've simply got to do more than go limp in protest."]
  36. 36. ["Mercy! You didn't save ANYTHING for your retirement, did you?"]
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