"Sock It To Me" Lunchbox, 1968

Summary

Generations of children have proudly sported pictorial lunchboxes of their favorite television shows since they were first introduced in 1950. The title, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, a sketch comedy show airing 1968-1973, was a play on the 1960s "love-in" counterculture. Actress-comedienne Judy Carne was often tricked into saying, "sock it to me!" then doused or otherwise "assaulted."

Generations of children have proudly sported pictorial lunchboxes of their favorite television shows since they were first introduced in 1950. The title, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, a sketch comedy show airing 1968-1973, was a play on the 1960s "love-in" counterculture. Actress-comedienne Judy Carne was often tricked into saying, "sock it to me!" then doused or otherwise "assaulted."

Artifact

Lunchbox

Date Made

1968

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

99.12.28

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Vinyl
Metal

Color

Yellow
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in  (without handle)

Width: 7.75 in

Length: 4 in

Inscriptions

on front of lunchbox: Sock it to Me / George Schalatter-Ed Friendly / Productions and Romart, Inc. 1968 handwritten inside: BECKY STINNETT / 1013 EAST 29 ST / 454-6078

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