Friday, October 17, 2008

Classic Public Service Announcements

In the 80's, everybody loved or at least watched Bugs Bunny. I was probably more into the Warner Brothers family of cartoon characters like Bugs, Daffy Duck, Tom & Jerry, and Sylvester & Tweety Bird, than I was into the whole Disney thing.

Somebody had the idea of using children cartoon icons to teach little kids the dangers found in a kitchen. What ensued was this advertisement. I vividly recall seeing this ad on over and over and OVER again while trying to watch my favorite shows like Transformers, Smurfs, and G.I.Joe. I stumbled across it last week though and fell in love it all over again.

Here it is in all its pre "Roger Rabbit style animation mixing cartoons with a live setting" glory.

This was a little scary to me as a kid. I could handle the cobra in the beginning because the coffee pot ended up defeating him but that boiling pot of water was pretty nightmarish. That evil laugh he releases with the fangs and scary eye brows definitely taught me to keep any pot handles facing AWAY from the flame.

I also notice here that Bugs Bunny sounds really REALLY whiny here. I know he's trying to get his point across but he's being a little over dramatic.

Ahhhh, the things you pick up as a kid.


eileen said...

i totally remember that commercial and i ALWAYS keep my pot handles turned in.

didn't know you had a blog. we can be blog friends now!

Hungieman said...

Let me know what your blog is and I'll add it to my list. I apologize for not knowing who this is either!