80's And Early 90's Public Service Announcements.

This Is Your Brain On Drugs

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This is Your Brain on Drugs was a large-scale US anti-narcotics campaign by Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA) launched in 1987, that used two televised public service announcements (PSAs) and a related poster campaign.

The first PSA, from 1987, showed a man who held up an egg and said:

"This is your brain," before picking up a frying pan and adding, "This is drugs." He then cracks open the egg, fries the contents, and says, "This is your brain on drugs." Finally he looks up at the camera and asks, "Any questions?"

Hanker For A Hunka Of Chesse

"Time for Timer" PSA for an afternoon snack of cheese.
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The character Timer (voiced by Len Maxwell) originally appeared in "The Incredible, Indelible, Magical, Physical Mystery Trip", an ABC Afterschool Special that combined live-action with animation. This 1973 DePatie-Freleng Production, in association with Sienna Productions, was an educational and entertaining journey which took two youngsters, Joey (played by Michael Link; animated version voiced by Peter Broderick) and Missy (played by Kim Richards; animated version voiced by Kathy Buck), through the mistreated body of their Uncle Carl (played by Hal Smith), who has lived a hard life, failing to maintain his health. The kids are miniaturized prior to the trip by Timer. The special was later re-broadcast as a two-part ABC Weekend Special. Some more of Timer's other skits also included:

Some of Timer's topics included "hankering for a hunk of cheese" and explaining to youngsters how to make orange juice popsicles which he called "Sunshine on a Stick"

Doncha Put It In Your Mouth

90s commercial that used to air on children networks.
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TV raised you better than your parents ever could along with the help of useful PSA's. This PSA comes from Concerned Children's Advertisers in Canada, about two nightmarish puppets tell us not to put something in your mouth if you don't know what it is.

Buckle Your Safety Belt

Ad Council Promotion.
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The Ad Council has promoted driving safety since 1945 so in 1985, that the Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration partnered to launch the Safety Belt Education campaign, one of the most influential campaigns to address driving safety.

The campaign was developed to encourage vehicle passengers to use safety belts, and featured Vince and Larry, two crash test dummies who dramatized what could happen when you don't wear a safety belt. The public service advertisements (PSAs) included the tagline:

"You can learn a lot from a dummy...Buckle your safety belt.

I'm Just A Bill

School House Rock.
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"I'm Just A Bill" is a classic Schoolhouse Rock! segment which first aired in 1975. It is sung by Jack Sheldon (the voice of the bill) and his son (the boy learning the process). It is about how a bill becomes a law, how it must go through Congress, and how it can be vetoed, etc. The bill is for the law that school buses must stop at train crossings. In the end, the bill becomes a law.

"I'm just a bill, Yes, I'm only a bill, And I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill. ... At least I hope and pray that I will, But today I'm still just a bill."

The Chopper

1980s ABC Saturday morning PSA.
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In the 1980's you were a kid an watched Saturday morning cartoons then you might remember seeing lots of PSA's aimed at kids. They often featured cartoon characters telling you about the benefits of eating cheese or planning ahead for your future.

This one features a character called "The Chopper" tells you to exercise you teeth by eating hard foods. First off how do you exercise your teeth, their freaking bones you idiot. All your going to do is chip a tooth eating all those, nuts, carrots, gravel, etc.

And what kid eats Pumpernickel by the way?