Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Soup Party

I just had to share this one with you. Yes, it seems to be just a rather boring 1940s Campbell's Soup ad, with the lady talking to the grocer on the phone. Doesn't seem like anything much - and it isn't, visually. But the dialogue is priceless. Get this:

The Grocer: "Campbell's Cream of Mushroom? Sounds like a party at your house!"

The Lady: "No...just the family. But they call it a party when we have that soup!"

OK everyone, let's back up a minute.

Have you ever looked at a can or a plate of Cream of Mushroom Soup and thought: Party time! Well, these folks do. Streamers, balloons, disco ball on the ceiling instead of the old porcelain light fixture that's been in the kitchen since 1932. And then, before they've even cleared the bowls off the table, there's music playing, and the neighbors are knocking on the door armed with champagne. And before you know it someone starts doing the Charleston on the coffee table. Mother, probably - as usual.
Yay, we have Campbell's soup!

And all because there was canned Cream of Mushroom Soup for dinner. Now we know what they had at those bacchanalias in ancient Greece. Not to mention what Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald had for dinner before they went carousing through the fountains of Paris. Too bad Mother had to make do with the birdbath out in the yard.


vanilla said...

Once again you have injected hilarity into the mundane. Kudos!

Gregorian said...

Were people in the 1940's capable of sarcasm? That's what it sounds like to me.

"You're eating Mushroom soup? Wooo, you party animals you."

Kath Lockett said...

LOL - well, you said it - nothing says 'Trousers Down, it's PARTY TIME like cream of mushroom soup!'

I'm paraphrasing, of course.....