This indeed is a nightmare scenario! Some trickster has made off with a fridge-full of treats, leaving nary a crumb behind. No, that's not what's going on in this frankly eerie 1946 ad. The Philco, with its hypnotic 15w light, has cast a spell upon an innocent shopper, transforming her into an appliance zombie who must trudge the aisles of department stores for eternity, doomed to comparison shop unaided by the Internet.
Have a frightful Halloween.