Your Unauthorized Guide to the Golden Age of National Lampoon Magazine

247. Animal House Ad with Photo

July 19, 2010

Q: Do you know which edition, or editions, of National Lampoon carried the ad for Animal House that had a picture of all of the Deltas giving the photographer the finger, with a caption that said something like, “We can do anything we want. We’re college students.” I’m pretty sure it ran in the spring of 1978 but I’m wondering if you can name the exact edition.

A: The photo appears in ads in the April 1978 (Spring Cleaning), May 1978 (Families), June 1978 (Wild West), July 1978 (100th Anniversary) and September 1978 (Style) issues. Most have the “We can do anything we want” headline, but not all.


That was an ad for the movie, not limited to Nat'l Lampoon issues. I had a copy of it from the back cover of some other magazine for years up on a wall in my office(s). National Lampoon Magazine for-eva!!

—Marcus Floo

July 27, 2011 3:58 pm

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