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pstokely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:43 PM
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Flintstones Winston cigarette ad
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:46 PM
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1. I have only ONE response to that:
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:44 PM
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2. The Flintstones were kinda mild in their cigarette promotion
Shows like I Love Lucy worked the cigarette plugs right into the program. Ricky would ask for a cigarette and Lucy would go off on this big spiel about how great Philip Morris cigarettes were. The Flintstones at least kept it at the end, so it could be edited off when it became illegal to sell cigarettes on the air.

I've seen some images from old game shows where they'd put the sponsor's name right on the wall. See, when television first started every show had a "principal sponsor"--which is something that came over from radio. And the stars of the show were expected to either use or promote the principal sponsor's product in the story line. Like, if your principal sponsor was Chevrolet, you'd "get in your Chevrolet to go to the A&P." (There was some honesty in advertising there--up in the program header it would call your show "The Joe Blow Show Brought To You By Chevrolet.")

But things change, y'know? People who log onto DU thirty years from now are going to laugh about all the dick-pill ads on television in 2005. "Why would anyone take dick pills? Haven't they always had that operation that fixes your dick when it won't get hard on its own? Man, that operation only costs $25 under National Healthcare, and you walk out of the doctor's office with a raging hard-on."
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:03 AM
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3. There's a reason they're called soap operas.
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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:15 AM
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4. I remember Andy Griffith doing ...Sanka? and Kents.
They all did it. I actually think it was much more honest back then.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 09:49 AM
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6. And we all remember Ronald Reagan's "Chesterfield" ad
Bartcop puts it up on occasion.

The behaviors of those in the past are often shocking to those in the present. Cigarette ads are one example. Another is the ad that recommends douching with Lysol. Yeah, it would work...but...

In ten years, depending on whether the fundies win, the kids of that age will either be shocked that Pat Robertson and Donald Wildmon got away with the shit they did for as long as they did, or they'll be shocked about Ozzy Osbourne and Happy Bunny.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 09:55 AM
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7. Wow - Reagan must have loved you if you got this for Xmas!
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:36 AM
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11. You have to love the festive Christmas cartons they came in!
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:39 AM
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13. That would be heinously expensive to do for Xmas now!
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:05 PM
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16. Not really, many products come in festive Christmas packaging
When this ad was current, cartons of cigarettes were a common Christmas gift in the US.

My folks used to tell stories about the cocktail parties they attended when they were with the Bureau of Public Roads. The hosts would put out bowls of cigarettes for the guests. You don't see that shit happening anymore.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:10 PM
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18. Sending cartons of cigarettes to everyone would so be expensive.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 03:45 PM
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19. Oh, the smokes themselves!
Yeah, that'd be a bit steep now that we've figured out cigarettes are so addictive people will buy them no matter how high we set the cigarette tax.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 10:14 AM
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8. I own a Reagan Chestefield ad
At the Printer's Row book fair every year there are several people selling old magazine ads (cut up old magazine). I got Reagan selling Chesterfields. I also got Ben Hogan selling smokes.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:35 AM
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10. Robert Young did Sanka ads also.
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:27 AM
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5. I've always preferred Marlboros over Winston
Although, Winston lights were better than Marlboro lights.

Ha ha. Remember "Vantage?"

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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:28 AM
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9. Remember we used to sing:
Winston taste bad
Like the one I just had.
No filter, no flavor
Just rolled up toilet paper.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:37 AM
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12. I have an old poster-sized cardboard Garry Moore Winston ad.
Picked it up at a flea market several years ago (I collect vintage ads AND Garry Moore memorabilia, so it really fit the bill!).
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 04:27 PM
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20. and I believe Garry Moore died of lung cancer, too
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 04:30 PM
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21. Jeez. I just realized I'm old enough to know who Garry Moore is.
:hi:
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 06:43 PM
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22. He died of emphysema.
Undoubtedly as a result of years of smoking.
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:40 AM
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14. Dude, that is fucking wild
:wow:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:42 AM
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15. Oh man what a classic
gee Iwonder how kids ever got hooked on those things. :think:
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:57 PM
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17. MAJOR flash back! I remember watching that as a kid
Shit, the first brand of cigarettes I smoked were...you guessed it!
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pstokely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:27 PM
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23. The Flintstones wasn't considered a kids show when these ads aired
it was more like what the Simpsons or Family Guy is now
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