Great Job, Internet!: Check out these extremely offensive commercials from decades past

What with today’s world of streaming services and TiVo, television commercials are no longer the cultural milestones they once were. But back in the day of rabbit-ear antennae, black-and white broadcasts, and only three or four channels, commercials were as much a part of the consumer’s life than the shows they interrupted. YouTuber Fred Flix has compiled a handful (about 15 minutes’ worth) of ads from this bygone era, and they reveal some disturbing elements from the mid-20th-century culture that hopefully are now behind us.

Especially for women: There are a few coffee commercials here in which nice housewives become absolutely distraught over the thought that their coffee is below par, or that they might have run out of Maxwell House for the man of the house. Even the working women depicting feature a deodorant-wearing secretary that’s looking for a lunch with the (presumably male) boss to …

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