Written by Patti Pauley
Remember when we had those weird PSA announcements in between those now retired amazing Saturday morning cartoons back in the day? You know, the little segments starring Smokey the Bear, stranger danger, and the infamous “This is your brain on drugs” frying pan and cracked eggs gem. Also, I don’t think we could never forget about the time Pee-Wee Herman warned us about the dangers of crack.
It’s pretty entertaining when you stumble on these beauties and remember how the boob-tube was once upon a time.
Celebrities using their star power for bringing awareness to dangerous situations to our fragile little minds of yester-year, wasn’t an uncommon thing by any means, as you can see above. As a matter of fact, master of horror himself Stephen King used his status as well, the king of literary fright, to make a PSA on the subject of public libraries and the importance of reading. Some of you may be asking yourselves, “Public libraries? What is this mythical place?” Well, let Sir King give you a quick run-down in this fantastic retro rewind from 1992!
Kind of makes you want to wipe off the dust off that old library card now doesn’t it? For more retro goodness, check out these wonderfully nostalgic horror board games from long ago!