When I set out to compile this Awesome Battle, I honestly expected to encounter more fodder for the masses. So in addition to a slide show rolling through the history of movie posters featuring dogs in sunglasses (or any type of eye wear), I decided to seek out the source of this unfortunately underused fad.
To begin, here’s the slide show:
Now some might be inclined to believe that Carl Reiner’s Summer School poster kicked off the trend, but that was released around the time of Bud Light’s Spuds MacKenzie ad campaign, and Spuds was quite the party animal. Check out his “wild” antics here:
(SIDENOTE: Here’s his “wild” music mix, including “wild” songs by The Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis, and The Human Beinz.)
And maybe others might even further think that this Dustin Hoffman classic was the inspiration for it all:
But in reality, you’d have to go all the way back to this Walt Disney classic for the source:
(SIDENOTE: Yes, those are Gucci sunglasses on Old Yeller…)