It Sucks! It Flies! It Cleans Your Floors! (circa 1960)

OK, flies is an overstatement—the UFOoid Hoover Constellation vacuum cleaner floats on a cushion of air, as this commercial makes abundantly clear. Don't miss the row of dazed housewives pretending to be fascinated as the Constellation scoots down the table, all the while secretly wondering where to get their next… » 5/22/08 12:12pm 5/22/08 12:12pm

Stoned Housewife Visits the Future and Steals Its Resources, 1964

A dreamy (drugged?) housewife contemplates the best ways of pillaging natural resources from space, sea, and earth in this clip from "Out of This World," a 1964 promotional film for Frigidaire. How do I know she's a housewife? Because when she's done riding through General Motors Futurama exhibit at the New York's 1964… » 4/01/08 3:15pm 4/01/08 3:15pm

Why Housewives Need Science, 1955

Did you ever wonder why young, single women should waste their time in science class when they could be out tracking down eligible men? Listen and learn as Dad and Mom explain to their skeptical daughter Betty how science benefits married women, as well as those waiting for Mr. Right, in this clip from Why Study… » 2/04/08 12:50pm 2/04/08 12:50pm