If you're like me, nothing delights you more than (1) cartoons, and (2) vice. So what could possibly be better than cartoons promoting vice? The two go together like peanut butter and chocolate, and nothing spells persuasion like a whimsical animated character touting the refined pleasures of a stiff drink and a relaxing smoke.
As you are about to see, cartoons enjoy a long proud history in the service of the intoxicant industries. Unfortunately, in the wake of the the Joe Camel nanny state uproar, America's tobacco and alcohol merchants are increasingly reluctant to use the practice. All more's the shame, because as the following ad spots demonstrate, hard-partying spokescartoons can be a boffo vice sales tool.
One of my all time favorites: Fred and Barney go back behind the boulder to toke on some rich Winston flavor.
Mr Magoo for Stag Beer. This begs the question: was he a nearsighted curmudgeon, or just totally shitfaced?
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