I Remember Watching This Creepy Old School Anti-Drug PSA When I Was a Kid in Maine
Anybody else remember this? I do. The image of a reptilian drug dealer has been burned into my memory since the first time I saw it.
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This would typically run late at night; I think the last half-hour of “Saturday Night Live” kind of time.
I always thought it was a local PSA when I was younger, but now, thanks to the power of the web, I found out this gem was a nationwide commercial.
So while I was watching this on my black and white TV on a Saturday night in Durham, Maine, it was also being seen by equally scared youths in Schenectady, New York, and Possumneck, Mississippi. Hopefully none of them ever stole from their momma or cheated on their homeboys.
The one thing I do know is this scared the four letter words out of me when I was a kid. Especially the forked tongue at the end. And seeing it again definitely brought back memories for me as a kid.
Watch this bit of anti-drug nostalgia… if you dare!