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Date: 10/09/05 01:40 PM

56 Responses to Smoking with the Flintstones

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 1:39 pm
    Link: Smoking with the Flintstones - Before they had Flintstone vitmins, they had Flintstone cigarettes.
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    b1te_me Female 13-17
    158 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 1:44 pm
    weeeee
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    cluckmoo Male 13-17
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    October 9, 2005 at 1:51 pm
    YAY 2nd POST
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    brittbrat123 Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2005 at 1:57 pm
    looks familiar..i mighta seen it b4? wonder if it`s real..
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    MagicMoose Male 13-17
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    October 9, 2005 at 1:57 pm
    WHOA this is like the highest rating ive ever seen (right now at least) 4.0!!!!
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    cluckmoo Male 13-17
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    October 9, 2005 at 2:11 pm
    haha, 3.8 now! BITCH!! U LOSE
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    dablaine Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2005 at 2:26 pm
    is it just me or does anyone else see anything wrong with using cartoons for cigarette commercials
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    Twist13 Male 70 & Over
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    October 9, 2005 at 2:30 pm
    Yes its real, and who gives a rats azz if they use cartoons to sell cigarettes.
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    mark87fndr Male 13-17
    49 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 2:37 pm
    Winstons aren`t THAT great.

    Marlboro menthol lights are where it`s at.

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    tiger__paw Female 18-29
    132 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 2:41 pm
    On 10/9/2005 2:26:18 PM dablaine wrote: is it just me or does anyone else see anything wrong with using cartoons for cigarette commercials

    Yeah, today it would be wrong to do so, but back when that commercial was made, nobody knew about the health risks that cigarettes caused.

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    fthygre Female 18-29
    363 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 3:05 pm
    i`m waiting for dino to start smoking
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    N1kk1 Female 13-17
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    October 9, 2005 at 3:10 pm
    i dnt get it
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    theBSR Male 30-39
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    October 9, 2005 at 3:14 pm
    Ah Cartoons cant get cancer, no big deal
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    petitecitron Female 18-29
    216 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 3:24 pm
    Lucky Strikes used to have an add that featured a doctor talking about how wholesome the cigarettes were . . . and how he liked to have a smoke in the car, at the office (doctor`s office!) and at home.

    All sorts of things were off in the good `ol days.

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    TheShape Male 30-39
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    October 9, 2005 at 3:35 pm
    You also have to remember when the Flintstones first came on it was during prime time, and a large chunk of their audience were adults.
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    squee13 Female 18-29
    406 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 4:18 pm
    `drools and stares blankly at screen` must..buy...cigarettes :-O
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    MoonieInDrag Female 13-17
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    October 9, 2005 at 4:47 pm
    Some lady who came to my school to show us a video about how the media inflences us showed us that. I raised my hand and said "This is 2005 right? That was what, 100 years ago?" :P
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    TruTexasGirl Female 18-29
    415 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 5:04 pm
    is it really real?? I dont know what I would have done if I saw that on TV...speaking of I need to go buy me a pack, not not Winstons they suck. Camel Turkish Gold is so much better
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    petitecitron Female 18-29
    216 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 5:16 pm
    Why is it so hard for people to believe it`s real? That sort of advertising is incredibly commonplace for the time period. That sort of thing along with incredibly sexist imagery and glaring racist stereotypes. I mean -- "Rupert Goes to Coon Island," anyone?

    As for cigarettes, specifcially, back in the Victorian era (I believe) they had "asthmatic cigars," which were cigars you were supposed to smoke to help cure asthma.

    People were stupid. See why science and social progress are good?

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    sweetpeachy1 Female 30-39
    552 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 5:18 pm
    they look so happy i want to smoke now
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    Chaz1337 Male 18-29
    58 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 5:22 pm
    lol u gotta love the Flintstones
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    BladeofKeyZ Male 13-17
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    October 9, 2005 at 5:26 pm
    The Simpsons parodied the old times of yore for cartoon advertisment with Itchy and Scratchy. They had comments when advertising ciggs like "I don`t know what`s in it, but it sure feels good!"
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    RckJmesBjtch Male 18-29
    459 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 5:33 pm
    brings a whole new meaning to being a "flintstones kid" huh?

    as for menthols pfft! camels bah! get a good cigar. or a nice big dip of snuff.

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    stikfas Male 13-17
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    October 9, 2005 at 5:37 pm
    wow......thats weird.
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    zzzchubby Male 13-17
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    October 9, 2005 at 6:10 pm
    FAKE!!!!!!!! if it is old enough to be in black nad white then how cime the cigs.were in such hi resolution?
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    Joey11y Female 18-29
    500 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 6:17 pm
    Man, I really want to mow the lawn!:)
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    freakyppl Female 18-29
    395 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 6:42 pm
    Okay, other than zzzchubby, why are all of you guys going on and on about how come people can`t believe its real? Who said it wasn`t!?!? Geeze people, read the comments. Btw, Smoking is bad for you! :) (Even though most of my friends are smokers!)
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    BladeofKeyZ Male 13-17
    204 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 6:51 pm
    ^^Not sure what that point of that post was but I`ll agree with you on a count of the person in your avater looks mighty purty.
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    petitecitron Female 18-29
    216 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 6:54 pm
    zzzchubby, Winston Cigarettes was the Flinstone`s primary sponsor in the 50`s. Their entire first season was bankrolled by them and furthermore, that commecial was supposedly shown after every episode. Why is it so "hi-res?" Simple. The animators were lazy and cheap. Instead of painting a new Flinstones-esque cel of a Winston Cigarette package, they used a stock drawing of one and didn`t bother to animate it at all. That sort of faux-animation was the norm for animated films back then. Just take a look at any instructional video from that era and you`ll see the same exact thing.

    I still don`t understand why this is so unbelievable.

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    Hetfield Male 18-29
    75 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 6:55 pm
    smokers = idiots
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    petitecitron Female 18-29
    216 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 6:56 pm
    Whoops. Typo. 60`s. not 50`s.
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    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2005 at 8:19 pm
    go freakyppl and hetfield. le w00t w00t.
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    KeanuReeves Male 13-17
    138 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 8:35 pm
    And just to think that this was a childrens show.
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    atchetarry Male 18-29
    65 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 9:17 pm
    Wow, and I thought product placement was bad in todays shows.
    While on the topic, I recently saw an old "Victor Borge" (a piano comedian) show from the 50`s and every second scetch he did was about the car that sponsored the show (think it was a pontiac). No way viewers today would put up with that amount of advertising.
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    geckosrock Male 13-17
    979 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 9:59 pm
    Smooooke Smoooke
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    FallenSoul Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2005 at 10:19 pm
    freakyppl, I agree completely. I always said that they should give people a year to quit, and if they didn`t do it, mass execute anyone who didn`t. And that includes half my family. I am harshly against smoking.
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    xbox8798 Male 13-17
    175 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 10:42 pm
    i wish the dinosaurs and animals would have smoked. it would have made it better
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    CASSEROLE Male 18-29
    211 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 10:43 pm
    not funny
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    Yushi Female 18-29
    412 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 11:29 pm
    smoking sucks >=( same goes for drugs! I`m glad i`ve never had any and I never want any!
    it`s like an expensive suicide mission
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
    1883 posts
    October 9, 2005 at 11:42 pm
    My dad told me about the cigarettes on the Flinstones before. I didn`t know it was true until today.

    By the way, who the hell smokes Winstons?

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    theBSR Male 30-39
    992 posts
    October 10, 2005 at 12:20 am
    I don`t smoke cigarettes and personally hate being around them, but what I hate even more are those really freakin` annoying TRUTH commercials.
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    amradio Male 18-29
    17 posts
    October 10, 2005 at 12:26 am
    "Yabba Dabba cough, hack, DOO!"
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    daseeg Male 40-49
    41 posts
    October 10, 2005 at 8:50 am
    there used to be old tv ads that ended with sayings like "3 out of 5 doctors prefer/smoke "brand x" cigarettes
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    sugaman2k3 Male 18-29
    357 posts
    October 10, 2005 at 9:42 am
    i can understand this ad back in the 60`s, as it has already been noted, at that time they were not noted to cause any health problems, knowing what we do not, i cannot understand why so many people still smoke. i know very intellegent people, who have great plans for their lives, ye still smoke a pack + every day. i cannot see the intellegence in this. why spend so much money? thats alone would keep me from smoking. then there ate the proven health effects that are experienced by smokers. IMO smokers cannot cope with reality, and thus need an outlet. i say do something productive with yourself, instead of slowly killing youself and those around you.
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    diddleysquat Male 30-39
    205 posts
    October 10, 2005 at 12:14 pm
    Crazy!! Times sure have changed, Could you imagine Homer Simpson doing a cigarette commercial!
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    SONGofHOPE Male 18-29
    159 posts
    October 10, 2005 at 2:31 pm
    hah and we wonder why kids smoke
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    cramitupyour Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2005 at 2:45 pm
    diddleysquat Homer would do a cigarette commercial. Hell he did viagragain remember? Oh and a personal note I quite 3 months ago but will pick up a pack after work. Fred is my hero.
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    sbsp_fan_1 Female 13-17
    529 posts
    October 10, 2005 at 3:29 pm
    It`s not fake. I knew about this, and apparently the company that made the Flintstones did not make this, in fact, they didn`t know about it until it was aired!!!
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    Kain14 Male 30-39
    30 posts
    October 10, 2005 at 4:15 pm
    you realy should get some of the OLD cartoons you would be shocked to see some of the things that went on, not just smoking : superman and his war time antics, popeye smokes all the time over half his cartoons cant be shown today, bugs bunny and the racism (when cartoon network did the "junebugs" thing to show all the bugs bunny cartoons they had to leave out something around 150 cartoons due to to the things shown that would get you sued today.

    hell when was the last time any one has seen a "Heckel & Jeckel" cartoon?? (for those of you who dont know that was the two crows who walked with a hop)

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    dogdude1 Male 13-17
    404 posts
    October 10, 2005 at 4:45 pm
    THAT WAS AWESOME!! im nlt a smoker or anything but i gotta say that was pretty frickin` awesome! i wisht they had stuff like that nowa days...good stuff like sub-consious messages thru tv cartoons....*turns at t.v.* must buy master clean....
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    daseeg Male 40-49
    41 posts
    October 10, 2005 at 8:17 pm
    as for why intelligent people smoke, i started smoking at about 15 years old, coz of peer pressure being cool whatever... what happens is you get a physical and physcological addiction to nicotine. and even if you are athletically inclined smoking will eventually take its toll.
    i smoked for 20 years before giving them up for good.

    trust me it is rEALLY HARD to quit.
    i regret smoking for so long now and take every free moment to exercise, eat well, and get outdoors.

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    TabooPoison Female 18-29
    1062 posts
    October 11, 2005 at 2:17 pm
    Man, you could never get away with a commercial like that these days.
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    JosephineHMS Female 13-17
    585 posts
    October 11, 2005 at 7:44 pm
    winston tastes like a cigarette should!
    not like i know or anything
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    marksloser42 Female 13-17
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    October 14, 2005 at 3:02 am
    I can`t believe how many people are saying, "Look at the standards today compared to this." Now that we know what cigarettes do it is unacceptable to show this. The commercials that we show today would be highly unacceptable back when this was aired. There are so many sexual innuendos today in commercials you can`t watch any station without seeing one. This isn`t half as bad compared to what we see on TV today.
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    shiggin Female 13-17
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    February 26, 2007 at 9:16 pm
    Well thats a great way to teach kids not to smoke
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    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2007 at 3:43 pm
    That`s horrible!
    DX

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