80’s Muppetesque anti-drug ad: “We’re not candy”  #vintagePSA

Posted by Tom Megginson | 8-03-2013 04:32 | Category: Vintage

80's Muppetesque anti-drug ad: We're not candy

It’s like Jim Henson’s Muppets and The Hamburger Patch from McDonaldland had babies, and those babies were some parent’s prescription meds:

What the hell? From Laughing Squid:

This 1983 public service announcement from the Long Island Regional Poison Control Center stars high-pitched talking and singing blue puppet pills who warn of the serious effects of unbottled prescription drugs that look like candy. Incidentally, rapper Busta Rhymes uses lyrics from this PSA in his 1997 song, Dangerous.

Sometimes I really wish I was 30 years older, and could have made PSAs in that era.



Here’s the video for Dangerous:

Long Island Regional Poison Control Center
Laughing Squid

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