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Forgotten Commercials: Lost In Time, Found Online

We rarely appreciate modern-day commercials when we see them on TV; a commercial's true cultural impact can only be measured when we rediscover it years later. The Internet is a time machine, and these dated treasures have the power to transport us to our younger days when TV was all we had.

'80s Anti-Drug Commercial - Parents Who Use Drugs view now
Eli Batalion

Core eGuider: Eli Batalion
Writer / Producer

'80s Anti-Drug Commercial - Parents Who Use Drugs

Other Gems (Advertisements), Viral (Time Capsule)
[0:17, from YouTube]

Man, I totally remember seeing this commercial as a kid. It was programmed in my after school line-up somewhere between "G.I. Joe" and "The Cosby Show." Which is kinda weird because wasn't this ad supposed to target parents? That might explain the failed war on drugs. On a more trivial note: doesn't the father look like a young, pre-greying Einstein? Gene Shalit without glasses and 1/3 the moustache? Could be just me...