Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Kreml Three Stooges' Valentine's Day

Well, which Valentine are you?

SLICKER MOE

A love of Brylcreem and of oil
Will any head of hair bespoil
Moe adds a mustache and is able
To look like a shiny fake Clark Gable.*

FUZZY LARRY

Larry is terribly confused
And his hair is also much bemused
To see him in an awful rush:
He has not thought about a brush.

CURLY CURLY

No nyuk-nyuk-nyuk will come from him
His humor is quite stark and grim
Because his hat is smaller than his nostril
And as a cover-up is prepostril.

AND FINALLY...THE BONUS OUT-OF-CONTEXT ZEPPO!

Then there's the guy whose hair's a dreaml
Who smiles and primps and likes to beaml
He has a lot of self-esteeml
Because of course he uses  Kreml.

Happy V-Day from the Ersatz Three Stooges, and, of course, Kreml shampoo!

* Please note that at the bottom of the ad they say that Kreml is 80% olive oil! So how is that going to help Moe?

This 1942 ad is from Ad Access. Large version here.

7 comments:

Tori Lennox said...

You'd think they'd have had Shemp in that fourth spot not Zeppo. Curious.

Mr. Stupid said...

This was a good one. 80% olive oil? That is something that needs some more research... :)
Have a nice day. BTW, Great post!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh they all look so skeevy ... which one to pick. which one to pick...

And thats some shiny shiny hair!

Lidian said...

Tori - Shemp would have made more sense.

Mr. S - Thanks!

Tracy - It's a tough choice! I pick None of the Above, myself.

Bill said...

I'm just grateful for a lighthearted ad. I'm still a little jumpy after the Kreml 1930's film noir snuff flick mash-up.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Good post. I enjoyed reading this. Thanks for sharing this to us. :)

Eric said...

80% olive oil??? In a pinch, it could be used in salad dressing!