In last week’s post we mentioned that Public Service Announcements are typically done on a low budget. The simple reason for this is because they are a public service, as opposed to being a spot plugging a nationally know product with billions of dollars in sales every year. This week we present to you another batch of inexpensive PSA’s, but this time I can’t tell you much about them mainly because I don’t know much about them. These are all films that I remember seeing on TV, which if nothing else proves that they stuck in the memory which is usually a good thing.
A cautionary tale about transporting plants. (Dumb logo alert for this and the next spot. Sorry…)
Sal and Arnie
One of a series of spots featuring these memorable spreaders of diseases, Sal and Arnie.
Remember when refrigerators had big latches on them?
Sorry the beginning is missing on this one, but it’s historic import makes it worthy of inclusion despite that.
I wish he’d come and clean up the garbage in my neighborhood.
Excerpt From “Time Pulls the Trigger”
This animated sequence appeared in an otherwise live-action anti-smoking film, and is effectively creepy. The animation is credited on the film to Karran “Kay” Wright, Charles “Chic” Otterstrom, Jack Buckley, and Clark Davis. Seeing this animation as a smart youngster freaked me out. Of course as an idiot teenager I smoked anyways. (I quit a very long time ago, folks.)