Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ketchup is Evil and My Pills Tell Me What to Do

Do any of you remember the commercial that told us condiments were evil? I was wandering around YouTube the other day and rewatched a few of my favorites. My Facebook friends have seen me post a few of these, but they're worth a second viewing.

(Links below the pictures. And feel free to blame me for your fucked up dreams tonight.) ;)

I know salad dressing can be high in calories, but really, was condiment abuse a hot button issue back then? Can you imagine the meeting? "It's terrible the way kids abuse mustard these days. It's becoming an epidemic! A-1 Sauce is invading our schools! We must stop it! Destroy the ketchup! Stop the madness!" This was the issue you thought needed attention? And to make your point, you have cute animated food drowning in sauce? All that did was make me want to name a potato Henry and keep him as a pet. Hey, people did it with rocks...

This one tried to convince kids to make an ice cream Sunday without the ice cream! Make it with fruit...but in the shape of a Sunday. Let's call it a "Saturday" so it's still lots o' fun! Dude, what the fuck? By the way, the thing looks pretty phallic to me.

Yeah, salad dressing is evil, but full fat cheese is just great for you. And did you catch the visuals? "When my ten-gallon hat is feeling five-gallon flat..." Um, I'm sorry to bring this up again, but it looks like a penis. Watch it again and tell me I'm wrong. Not sure cheese has the same effect as Viagra, but give it a shot if you're so inclined. Let me know how that works out for you.

This is my hands down favorite. Singing pill puppets telling you that they're not candy. Um, if things in your medicine cabinet are singing to you, your problems are a bit beyond a PSA.

Is this why people become Furries?

Do you guys have favorite PSA's? Send me some links so I can marvel at the stupidity of the eighties.

1 comment:

  1. I completely forgot about some of these. OMG. However, the first one has scarred me for life. It pops in my damn head every time I put salad dressing on my salad and butter on my potato. They had some twisted PSA's in the 80's. I can't think of any other ones right now, but I'm sure one will pop in my little brain in the middle of the night.