Classic Captions – The 1965 International Scout Edition


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. This week’s image is tied in with a 60s Television Series that none of you will remember, so good luck!

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Two weeks ago, we had an image of a Multicolored Plymouth, and the responses were all pretty good. Let’s take a look at the top three responses. The first is from our pal Alff, who came up with this inspired caption: “The designers’ initial response to focus group feedback that the new Barracuda looked “too fat””. Very funny Alff, but it looks like you will have to step up your game.

The comment placing runner-up was from hwyengr, and I think it is the first time he placed this high. His caption went like this: “The 1965 Chryslers. You can have it in any color you want, so long as it’s all of them.” Yes, this was a very funny, but there was one more who was the readers favorite.

No, the clear favorite this time around was from ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq, and it was nothing but the photoshop you see to the left, with the caption: “There I fixed it.” This was very subtle, and if you don’t see it, compare the winning image to the original post. Way to go ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq

It’s now time to take a look at this weeks image, and I’ve decided to include people in the image once again. This was an Advertising image for the 1965 International Scout featuring Television Star Donna Reed, with her producer husband Tony Owen, and their family. The ad copy is pure 60s, and describes an era when stars of that time period are very different from today’s film and television celebrities. It shows the Reed family in a wooded setting starting to enjoy a lunch, all siting in, around, or on the Scout. Now, let’s see what kind of caption you could come up with for this very interesting image. (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 interesting image

Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream


  1. "Look at this amazing fruit! It's green on the outside, and red on the inside! Have you ever seen anything like it?"

      1. Do you know that band's entire discography just went up on Spotify today? It might be what influenced me today.

        1. Nice! I was playing "Wish You Were Here" on loop all day yesterday to help unlock the discography. Good job internet!

  2. "Dad, riding here on the hood of this Scout wasn't fun. On the ride back home, can I sit inside?"

  3. "Tony, when you said we were going to lunch with the Red Carpet treatment, I had a feeling it was another one of your obscure farm equipment jokes."

  4. After the first two movies Liam Neeson made sure to move his family somewhere far far away from hotels lest they get taken again.

  5. Audrey was only half right. Betty Crocker never sliced up a watermelon and called it “cooking.”

  6. "Dad, I thought you said we were going to travel Internationally this summer?"
    "Well son, did you know Watermelon originated in Africa?"

  7. Bob turned the corner, relieved at finally getting back to his Scout after a 3 day hike. But wait…who were these people? Why were they using his Scout? He hid behind some nearby bushes and fought with his overly polite Canadian sensibilities. Should he confront them and ask them to kindly pack up? Should he just wait until they finished? Surely it couldn't take that long.
    And then it happened… the little girl in the driver's seat was being handed a plateful dripping, sticky watermelon. Bob's OCD overcame his politeness and hatred of confrontation. He had to think fast. The solution was a simple one, though it required full commitment on his part. He took a deep breath, swallowed hard, and executed his quickly formed plan – the last thing the family saw before they passed out in a combination of fear and confusion was a screaming naked man heading heading toward them at full speed yelling "MY PRECIOUS! MY PRECIOUS! DON'T EAT FOOD IN MY PRECIOUS!"

  8. "Dad….how are all of us going to fit in a truck that really only seats four people?"
    'Well Becky…not all of us will be on this trip for it's entirety" said Mr. Donner.

  9. Sally "It looks like a giant mushroom!"
    Marge "Bob, dear, do you think it will be alright to watch the test from here?"
    Bob "Are you kidding me? The target has to be at least a half mile away. You think Im stupid?"
    Sally "Daddy, My skin hurts"

  10. Well, now I know where The Tubes got the inspiration for their hit song
    "White Punks On Dope".

  11. . . . then a bear stepped out from between two trees, and ate them all.

  12. Dad: Get off the damn hood.
    Son: Why dad Im quite comfortable.
    Son: It'll be alright dad.
    Dad: If your not off that thing by the count of five you'll be wearing this watermelon

  13. Or how bout this…
    Now boys would ya believe me if I told you that your moms melons used to be this big!!!

    1. 'what happened dad'
      'you were born and youve been milking us since. get a job you fu**ing hippy."

  14. twangy guitar music, a la Hotrod Lincoln, playing in the background
    They drove outta the west one stormy night
    Jimmy’s the dad, Jane’s his wife
    For reasons no one knows, all the kids’re named Marty
    They had a four-seat Scout with six stuffed in it
    But they were friendly folk, and they didn’t mind it
    Except when Jane made chili and they all got farty
    Well, they stopped for picnic one afternoon
    When Marty #4 pointed out a raccoon
    Jane grabbed her varmint rifle and shot it dead
    She nailed two squirrels to add to the pot
    Along with a chipmunk that #3 caught
    A possum ran by and Jimmy knocked it in the head
    Then outta the woods, between two trees
    Sniffin’ at the flowers and a’snappin’ at bees,
    Came a giant stinky old brown Kodiak bear
    They should’ve seen it, cuz it wasn’t dark
    It’d been mid-morning when they decided to park
    Their International next to the bruin’s winter lair
    He ate Jane first, then he ate Jimmeee
    And he ate Marties Number One through Three
    When Number 4 hopped behind the wheel o’ that Scout
    Daddy taught her young how to drive with a clutch
    Though he was kinda dumb, he’d showed her that much
    And at the tender age o’ six she knew what that pedal was about
    She bashed that bear into a tree
    It tried to climb the hood but it couldn’t get free
    And Marty #4 looked into one big brown eye
    She said, “I miss my Ma, and I miss my Dad
    My brothers, my sister I don’t miss so bad
    But you ate ‘em, you son of a bitch, now you’re gonna die.”
    /stops because he can't find the ending, but needs to get some real work done. . . .

  15. Being smarter than the av-er-age bears, Yogi and Boo Boo silently lie in wait in the bushes for the opportune moment to sneak a way the pic-a-nic basket.

  16. "Daddy David", the youngest shouted, "Why are there flashing lights & fireworks at our ranch?"
    "Nothing for you to worry about dear, nothing to worry about. Just eat your watermelon" David Koresh replied.

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