Television public-service announcements are to fighting drugs what abstinence-only education is to preventing teenage sex: In theory it should work, but the presentation often falls very, very short.
That hasn't stopped people from trying, of course. Here are five of the classics. Decide for yourself if they did more harm than good.
"It's the in thing, the hula hoop of the jet generation and as much a part of growing up as smoking corn silk behind the back fence" -- Man, people talked crazy back then.
We're guessing late-night egg consumption skyrocketed as a result of this PSA.
The producers would like to thank thealtered state of Drugachusetts
Oscar Wilde and Voltaire could only dream of producing such a crushing witticism as that which ends this ad.
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"Who taught you how to do this stuff?" "You, alright: I learned it by watching YOU!!"
Which means, judging from Dad's mustache, that the kid will be doing porn in a few years.