Dr. Seuss Once Created a Nationally Famous Slogan “Quick Henry, the Flit!” for Standard Oil

Dr. Seuss Facts

Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) once worked in advertising with his most famous ad campaign being one he created for Standard Oil who owned “Flit”, a popular insecticide of the day.  The campaign slogan was “Quick, Henry, the Flit!”, which was more or less the “Got Milk?” or “Where’s the Beef?” of its day.


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  • His name was spelled Theodor, not Theodore. He was German

  • I met him in 1957. He had a book signing at a department store in San Diego. I asked him what his favorite character was and he said Horton. He signed two of his books for my little daughter.