Friday, 22 March 2013

Knock Your Teeth Out

Not one but two toothpastes are parodied in Tex Avery’s “Batty Baseball” (1943). The batter bashes a long fly to centre field towards an advertising sign.

“Toothodent” and “Delirium” are slight changes from Pepsodent which contained Irium, something not found on the Table of Elements. “The Smile of Glamour” comes from the slogan for Ipana toothpaste, which promised “the smile of beauty.”

The ball hits the sign.

And the teeth drawn on the sign fall out.

Ray Abrams, Preston Blair and Ed Love are the credited animators.

1 comment:

  1. Ironically, Tex would later make his name in television by directing the famous animated Pepsodent commercial ("You'll wonder where the yellow went, when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent")