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Old 05-12-2019, 12:14 PM   #316
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Those slipped right past me. I barely remember when the original Doritos were put on the market back in the 1960s, at least I think I do.

How many of you guys remember the Frito Bandito mascot? Politically incorrect by today's standards, but then so was the Andy Griffith Show and a large percentage of the cartoons and other shows we watched.



And this guy is not politically correct now either:

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Those slipped right past me. I barely remember when the original Doritos were put on the market back in the 1960s, at least I think I do.

How many of you guys remember the Frito Bandito mascot? Politically incorrect by today's standards, but then so was the Andy Griffith Show and a large percentage of the cartoons and other shows we watched.

I even remember the song. Definitely not PC. It's amazing how many shows don't meet today's standards. A different time for sure.
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Old 05-12-2019, 12:45 PM   #318
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:54 PM   #319
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I even remember the song. Definitely not PC. It's amazing how many shows don't meet today's standards. A different time for sure.
Well that is the thing, they are from half a century ago. Most of the complaints I hear concerning shows like I Love Lucy and the Andy Griffith Show are from younger people who are not familiar with the 1950s and 1960s. As you said, it was a different era and those kinds of shows were not politically incorrect for their time period. The Frito Bandito on the other hand was no doubt politically incorrect even back then, but he was the mascot for a San Antonio based company and I don’t recall any complaints at the time, which is rather surprising. But then again that was a time when Bill Dana’s fictional character of José Jiménez was extremely popular. Since Dana was not hispanic, he was Hungarian, it is amazing he didn’t get a lot of push back. Definitely a different era back then.
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It was already in syndication by the time my brother and I watched it in the mid-1960s. I think it was filmed in the 1950s. I barely remember it now, but we loved it and would rush home after school to watch it in the late afternoon.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:48 PM   #321
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I don’t recall any complaints at the time, which is rather surprising,
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Not surprising at all, in those days if something in the media (or on the street for that mater) offended the simple expedient was to simply not watch.

Today's generation has to get all in your face, whether offence was intended or not.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:09 PM   #323
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Politically incorrect by todays standards:

How about John Wayne playing Genghis Khan in The Conquerors?

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Well I tell you one thing pilgrim, er, uh Mongul...
Or how about Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto in that series of movies?

And then there was Marlon Brando playing the Japanese character Sakima in The Teahouse of the August Moon.

Just to name a few...
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Politically incorrect by todays standards:

How about John Wayne playing Genghis Khan in The Conquerors?



Or how about Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto in that series of movies?

And then there was Marlon Brando playing the Japanese character Sakima in The Teahouse of the August Moon.

Just to name a few...
Yep. During WWII, films depicting the Japanese were downright racist and American audiences ate it up with glee. I cringe whenever I see scenes from this time period.

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Well that is the thing, they are from half a century ago. Most of the complaints I hear concerning shows like I Love Lucy and the Andy Griffith Show are from younger people who are not familiar with the 1950s and 1960s. As you said, it was a different era and those kinds of shows were not politically incorrect for their time period. The Frito Bandito on the other hand was no doubt politically incorrect even back then, but he was the mascot for a San Antonio based company and I don’t recall any complaints at the time, which is rather surprising. But then again that was a time when Bill Dana’s fictional character of José Jiménez was extremely popular. Since Dana was not hispanic, he was Hungarian, it is amazing he didn’t get a lot of push back. Definitely a different era back then.
As a near-native San Antonioian of the times, these was most certainly complaints from the Hispanic community. The complaints are what caused the mascot to be dropped.

Was there at the time(s). . . .
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Here is another really bad example, Micky Rooney playing Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Also pretty much every Native American character in the numerous western genre movies were played by white actors wearing dark makeup, and they were called Indians or even Injuns.

And if we go way back in time to Shakespeare's era, all women were played by male actors because they though women couldn't act.

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I just thought of this one, a whole bunch of the popular cartoon characters of the 1950s and 1960s had speech impediments, like Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Donald Duck, etc. While not racially insensitive, it was certainly insensitive to children who had/have speech impediments, especially since many of those characters were portrayed as being rather lower on the IQ scale.

Come to think of it, did Porky ever wear pants --if not that's whole different issue!
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And Pepé Le Pew should be on the #metoo list, pretty high up on it actually. (My cats asked me to mention this one. )

He was definitely a "little stinker," and certainly not a good role model for little boys in the 1960s.


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And Pepé Le Pew should be on the #metoo list, pretty high up on it actually. (My cats asked me to mention this one. )

He was definitely a "little stinker," and certainly not a good role model for little boys in the 1960s.

I learned French watching his cartoons - le meow, le purr, le skunk...
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