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Hooniverse Classic Captions – The 1965 Skoda 1000 MB Sedan Edition

Jim Brennan December 18, 2012 Hooniverse Classic Captions Contest 126 Comments


Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. This is a series of postings that are set to go off at this time every Tuesday, so let’s review the premise; I search for images that were used by the car companies in their print advertising or brochures, and it is your job to provide a humorous, snarky, or thought provoking caption that is some how tied in with the image. Let’s see you try and come up with a clever caption for this week, and if you haven’t participated, isn’t it time for you to do so?


Last week, we had an image of a Dutch Family ready for the road, and the comments were great. One of our longtime fans, Rust-MyEnemy, actually came close to winning the contest this time with this great exchange: “Do we look cool in our little Dutch automobile? No. We look DAFt.” Rusty, that was very funny.

However, there was an unexpected winner this time around, and it was kind of a setup… I guess there was a new commenter, Kyle, who didn’t really like my tone in the original posting where I describe the occupants of the little Dutch conveyance as looking like they’re on hallucinogenics. That set up this line from Kyle: “Please stop with the thing about dutch people and drugs. A greater percentage of americans used drugs than dutchy’s” No, that wasn’t the winner, but the retort from Alcology was: “That’s a weird thing for grandpa to say while driving.” Congratulations Alcology for winning last weeks contest.

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks illustration. This is an advertising Post Card image for the 1965 Skoda 1000 MB Sedan, with a woman in smart looking rain gear flagging down the driver… with her shoe! Yes, it is all staged within a photo studio, but what could this image possibly mean? Would this be the normal way in which Czeck women get attention from their husbands (or possible boyfriends)? If she is in a rain coat and scarf (one thinks it would be raining), then why is the driverside window open in the Skoda, with the driver literally hanging out of it? Is this really a good image to sell a Skoda anyway?

(You can click here to see the full size image)

You have the next five days to come up with a great caption. The editors will deliberate entries, and after being flagged down in Prague ourselves, we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this intriguing image.

Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream

Currently there are 126 comments on this article:

  1. onrails says:

    Having slyly escaped unnoticed this morning, Bob was betrayed by the flooded carburetor in his Skoda and now had to follow through on his "Suuuure I'll take you out on the town in the morning, Stella…er, Stephanie…er, Samantha! You just be ready to go nice and early."

  2. Devin says:

    Skoda: The only way to get around purgatory.

  3. Devin says:

    "Hi young man, do you know the way out of Silent Hill?"

  4. Tanshanomi says:

    No clever comment. Too wowed by awesome fender vents.

  5. Alff says:

    A woman waving her shoe at a Skoda. One is reliable communist transportation technology … the other is a Skoda.

  6. $kaycog says:

    Good job, Alcology! Here's a cute DAF for you and also some flowers.

    <img src="http://www.philseed.com/images/daf58b.jpg"width="500"/&gt;

  7. marmer01 says:

    "Can you help me? Not only did I break a heel, some b*stard stole the front clip of my Simca!"

  8. LTDScott says:

    "Sorry, I was hoping to flag down a '55 to '57 Chevy."

  9. $kaycog says:

    "Out of gas, Boris? You're such a heel to make me walk to the gas pumps. What a soulless loafer you are."

  10. Van_Sarockin says:

    Well, just look at that- in the right hands, your scarpa can get you a Skoda. But don't tell mama, or she'll give you a skolding.

  11. Irishzombieman says:

    Eastern Block Wizard Of Oz:

    Oh no! Wicked Warlock Of West is come get me!
    I must wave Coal Slippers in air and say,
    'No place like Hradec Kralove! No place like Hradec Kralove!' "

  12. tempesjo says:

    Nosy Neighbor #1: It looks like Alice had yet another gentleman visitor last night.
    Nosy Neighbor #2: Get a load of that symmetrical little car he has. It looks like he's coming and going.
    Nosy Neighbor #1: Yeah, it's a new Skoda. And you're right, I doubt we'll see him again either.

  13. Irishzombieman says:

    Heeeeeeeeey! Young Babushka!

    bump ba-dump bump bump ba-dump bump

    Skoda Style!

  14. muthalovin says:

    Ever hear of a shoe-horn? No. You are new to the internet, I see.

  15. fodder650 says:

    This will work as a better brake then the shoes on that thing.

  16. Paul E says:

    The Skoda 1000 MB : The car for the well-heeled.

  17. Alcology says:

    You can tell this ad is from Czechoslovakia. In Poland, they use a left shoe to flag a ride.

  18. Vavon says:

    For the safety of our comrades all Skodas come with state of the art brake shoes!

  19. dukeisduke says:

    Immortalized for the ages, the beginning of Prague Spring.

  20. wisc47 says:

    "You better Czech to see why your Skoda is Stalin."

  21. engineerd says:

    Я буду торговать вы обуви для вашего автомобиля, товарищ.

  22. Irishzombieman says:

    "Thank God," thought Anezka. "Finally some help!"

    But as the little blue Skoda got closer, she saw that the driver was a robot and realized, belatedly, that she was dressed in a manner that made her look like the navigation pylons lining the side of the road that the autonomous driverbots drove over to fix their position.

    "Dang," she thought, then thought no more.

  23. dwbf11 says:

    Ivana grew tired of Pavel's science experiments with Soviet shoes and lightning, but she could not turn her back on the most eligible bachelor in the village. Secretly, she planned her escape to Moscow.

  24. Sjalabais says:

    Being confused about front and rear of the car, Pavel didn't manage to drive away from Eva. A wedding was now inevitable.

  25. Jeff_Glucker says:

    I'm sorry big boy… you drive a Skoda, I don't think you can afford a Shoe Job. Nevermind a ZJ…

  26. Tomsk says:

    Valentina's flashing career came to an abrupt end when she flagged down the wrong blue Skoda.

  27. I_Borgward says:

    Did she say "stop and I will marry you" or, "stop or I will bury you"?

  28. chrystlubitshi says:

    This is totally the wrong use of "shoe-ting brake", it's a sedan

    (or with the "MB" in the name there, even though it's a Skoda, it might be a coupe) (though technically I think saloon is most appropriate)

  29. skitter says:

    It's time to defy the image-sensitive message of Cinderella. Even if someone else spent more on their shoes than you did on a car, you walk in there like you own the place.

  30. Van_Sarockin says:

    Years later, an attempt to recreate this poignant tableau would end in and abrupt tragedy, when the future Laura Bush fatally misjudged her stopping distance.

  31. Rover1 says:

    Jaruzelsky the photographer sighed; ,after she had started disrobing by taking off her shoes there was only one picture in the series that could be shown on Hooniverse.

  32. gessvt says:

    "Don't tell me that Chief got you a shoe phone too."
    "Max, Chief got me a shoe phone!"
    "I asked you not to tell me that."

  33. Raze1138 says:

    No wonder Skodas haven't sold well in Muslim countries.

  34. Gnome says:

    First comes off the shoe, aaahhhh Skodas alvays makes me vet.

  35. mseoul says:

    Damn, I'm so jammed in this seat and the wheelwell is so intrusive I can't tell if that's the clutch or brake down there!

  36. Alff says:

    Can you give me a lift? I have a flat.

  37. Vairship says:

    Svetlana: "Thank God I snuck out of the house before Donald's soon-to-be-ex-wife found us together. Oh, there he is now, ready to give me a ride home!"
    Ivana: "Dressed up like this, she'll never know it's me until it's too late. First I took his money, now his old beater and that hussy he's sneaking around with. Ha ha ha ha!"

  38. POLAЯ says:

    Back in the days of the Bordellos, when ever one of the ladies broke a heel they'd flag down the town cobbler in his Skoda and trade him a gobblin for some cobblin.

  39. Scott Evangelista says:

    If I have to tell you one more time to put it in reverse when I push start you backwards, I’m going to beat the crap out of you with this shoe

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