Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Ray Helle: The Thanksgiving Dinner Vote

Ray Helle's oddity of a Thanksgiving cartoon was published in American Magazine in 1950. All the family members seated round the Thanksgiving table are angry after disagreeing in a vote over what to have for the holiday dinner. The turkey, who did not get a say in the menu, seems to be the only one in the mood to celebrate. What the bird is doing at the dinner table in the first place is anyone's guess, aside from the obvious fact that the turkey is now prepared to enjoy dinner rather than be it. 

Ray Helle
"Now, Father, you know the vote was four to one and you lost.
Stop grumbling and carve the bologna[.]"
The American Magazine,
November 1950, page 72

Scan by Dick Buchanan

Note:  Today's cartoon comes to us through the scanning prowess of Dick Buchanan, now making his thirty-sixth contribution to Attempted Bloggery. Dick, of course, is the mastermind behind the unmatched Dick Buchanan Cartoon Clip Files. He contributes regularly to the blog Mike Lynch Cartoons, most recently a brand new post entitled "From the Dick Buchanan Files: Gag Cartoon Clichés Part 8 1946 - 1956."

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