Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Greatest Terror Of The 1950s!!

So, who were America's great heroes in 1951 (at least according to Fawcett Comics)?

No big surprises: The Marvel Family, a jungle queen, lots (and lots) of western heroes, and...and...and...what the hell is this:




Look, those of you with your quaint and silly fear of clowns...please. That is nothing compared to the terror caused by puppets--especially magician puppets!!!

The Great Foodini (with his assistant, Pinhead) was one of the earliest children's shows. They first appeared on The Adventures of Lucky Pup, but for some unfathomable reason, they proved more popular, and took over the show!! See, they killed Lucky Pup (probably!)!

Here, you can watch an entire episode...just don't blame me if you can't sleep for a week or so:

Thank you for the nightmares, CBS!

Apparently, Foodini and Pinhead (Pinhead!!! Are you listening!! PINHEAD!! AHHHHHH) proved popular, and quickly became masters of all primitive early 1950s media.

They had records:

They were on magazine covers:

There was no escaping the terror of the magician puppet:

And yes, the Satanic duo even infiltrated our beloved comic books:



Somebody stop them!!!!

After their series at Continental Comics died, they proved their evil by coming back from to dead to infest Fawcett Comics, in a series that actually lasted longer than the television show!!


That woman, by the way, Hope Bunin, who with her husband Morey, were well known puppeteers, and creators of Foodini and Pinhead. Because in the 1940s & 50s, you could become famous for being a puppeteer and horrifying millions.

AIEEEEE puppets torturing puppets aieieieee!!!


Sorry, man...puppets freak me out!!!!

Foodini #1-4 appeared in 1950. Pinhead and Foodini #1-4 appeared in 1951-1952. This explains why you're parents are so frakked up. The ad appeared in Worlds Beyond #1 (1951)

1 comment:

Captain Blog said...

Foodini sounds like a great name for a cooking show!