Pardon Me (Children Dancing at a Party) The Saturday Evening Post, January 26, 1918 oil on canvas, 23 x 19 in. Collection of George Lucas Pardon Me is a classic narrative of adolescent embarrassment. Apart from the clothing, the incident might well have taken place anywhere or any time. As Steven Spielberg remarked, "It is a scene of innocent humor---something we've all done when we were younger. . . . Rockwell was extolling the virtues of simple values and simple moments."