Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. This is a series of posts that are set to run this time each week, 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. If this week’s image seems familiar, it’s because I have used it in another posting some time ago…
Last week, we had an image of a Japanese Minicar on the Docks, and all the responses were all pretty good. The runner-up comment played off the fact that the doors opened backwards, suicide style. This led to the very funny comment from onrails, and it went something lie this: “Mishi-san… head to Chicago! I hear of a baseball team that is so bad that even their announcer is called Hari Kari!” You should do yourself a favor, and read the very humorous follow-up by OA5599 that really nails it home. All I have to say is very well done onrails.
However, it was our old friend Alff (Yes, again) who came up with the most popular caption this time, and it went like this: “Babe, you may be cute now but when you grow up you’re going to be a brat.” Nice way to tie in with another Japanese Car/Truck from a later time period, so congratulations once again Alff!
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks image. This is a publicity image for the 1962 Studebaker Lark Skytop Hardtop with the cast of the Mister Ed Television Show that ran from 1958 to 1966. The stars featured included Alan Young as Wilbur Post, Connie Hines as Carol Post, and of course, Mister Ed, the talking horse. Studebaker Corporation was a major sponsor for the Mister Ed show, supplying cars to the cast and having screen time within a few select episodes. It all came to an end after the 1963 season when Studebaker fled the country after closing its US operations. So, what do you think Wilbur, Connie and Mister Ed would say to that? (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 contemplating our own caption, we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this piece of television history.
Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream