Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Man on Page 602

In 1975, a rumor began to stir in my world.

There was something extra in the Sears catalog.

On page 602.

I HAD that catalog, so I naturally checked it out.

Yep.

There it was.



Then some guy made up a country song about it.
I wonder if the 1975 Sears book is worth any $$$ today...
I lost mine sometime during the last 34 years.
It's still funny, if you have a Beevis and Butt-head type sense of humor, like I do.

The song

Hey, have you heard the latest story that's bringing on the smiles?
It has caused some blushing laughter and some anger for a while.
For those who shop by mail for all their family clothes,
In the fall-and-winter catalog, more than fashion is exposed.

In the fall-and-winter catalog on page six-hundred-two,
I see this advertisement that makes me come unglued.
The picture's got me out of sorts 'cause I don't understand:
Are they advertising boxer shorts, or are they trying to sell the man?
(I don't know.)

I'd send them all my money if I could make a wish come true.
I just wish I was that man on page six-oh-two

(Look and see. You'll agree. He's got personality.)

You know, when these wish books are delivered, anxious people start to look,
And when they price them there boxer shorts, they suddenly get shook.
Some say it's all in error. Some say all in fun.
He could be tarred and feathered, or maybe even "hung."

In the fall and winter catalog, or the wish book, so it's called,
In my mind, there's no question of what I'd like most of all.
I'd send them all my money if it would make a wish come true.
I just wish I was that man on page six-oh-two.
Yeah, I just wish I was that man on page six-oh-two.

16 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Isn't it amazing what would excite us back then? LOL

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

How come I never heard the song? I was 16 in 1974. Maybe if I actually heard the song I would recognize it. And how did I miss the guy on page 602. I loved the Sears Wish Book. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

Lori E said...

Didn't George Costanza get caught in his mother's bathroom with the catalogue and an embarrassing shall we say "moment"?

Frippery said...

I don't remember this at all. I was a Senior in High School back then, you would think that would have been on my radar! I too have a Bevis and Butthead sense of humor.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Oh my gosh I remember that - I didn't believe it until I saw it but I never heard of the song. I remember I was in my driveway and a neighbor showed me like it was porn! LOL thanks for the memory...or not!!!
There was something in Disney's "The Little Mermaid" on the video in the 80's that I didn't believe either but after pausing the VCR about 6,509 times sure as heck it was there! There's a perv in every workplace!
:) Nancy

mbkatc230 said...

I remember this so well. I was in high school and remember giggling over this - man, that year the Sears catalog was the most popular "book" at school lol. Now that I think about it, we really were easily amused weren't we?? I can't say that I remember the song though. Thanks for the silly grin on my face today! Kathy

Claudia said...

I don't remember that song - but he is pretty cute! Wonder what he looks like now?

kys said...

I don't remember that song at all. Of course, I was 5. I loved when the Wish Book would come in the mail. I used to dream that I got every toy in the catalog and would wake up so sad because it was just a dream.

Abby Lanes said...

That's so funny. He reminds me of Glen Campbell! Great walk down memory lane Thanks!

Keetha Broyles said...

I REMEMBER when this happened.

We too had the catalog but have it no longer.

I never knew there was a song. Too funny

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

am i blind but i am not seeing anything at all

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