Start your week with something bizarre

My children are fortunate to all be fully grown, so I can’t warp them in their formative years by exposing them to children’s programming like this:

Actually, even as a grown up myself, I’m feeling a bit perturbed by all that. Perhaps it isn’t too late!

Comments

  1. says

    #1:

    That was awful, and probably counterproductive. I remember the deluge of ads we got about drugs, when I was much younger: your brain was going to melt, you would suffer debilitating flash backs for years afterwards, your penis would shrink and stop working. Then we’d try them, the terrible things wouldn’t happen, and it would reinforce the notion that the cassandras were full of shit.

    Every kid who plays hookey and discovers that they don’t explode are going to find their rejection of authoritarian pronouncements confirmed.

  2. Lyle says

    The calendar has the same day as the original “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared.” These guys are having a fucked up day.

  3. foliage says

    2.

    Luckily, perhaps, it’s not actually a real PSA for any real organisation. It’ more just for shock value
    and parodying a certain fairly prevalent style of advertising, I think. I say this having worked on it.

    That other one is kind of interesting and weird but certainly not for kids, and makes me yearn a little
    for less meta times.

  4. kevinalexander says

    It could be useful if you preceded it with a caption:
    DON’T DO DRUGS, KIDS! YOU COULD END UP MAKING VIDEOS LIKE THIS!

  5. The Mellow Monkey: Non-Hypothetical says

    I’ve never watched a video before that made me worry I’d accidentally ingested LSD.

  6. says

    I watched the video timgueguen posted, and I’m starting to wonder if it’s not secretly about blowjobs. It’s probably because of all that emphasis on asking somebody you love.

  7. tbtabby says

    I don’t think a sequel was necessary. The first one got the point across just fine, and the second one lacks the subtlety that made it work.

  8. says

    Disturbing British comedy makes my day (as does disturbing dystopian British scifi). Then again, I’m the kind of person who, upon waking from a horrifying nightmare bathed in a literal cold sweat, says “OMG that was AWESOME.”

  9. frog says

    You know, I grew up with HR Pufnstuff and saw Yellow Submarine enough to memorize it by the time I was 10. Ditto to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, complete with the crazy chicken-head-chopping during the boat montage. But I gotta say, this video was some of the freakiest shit ever.

    However, based on the aforementioned, I completely believe this could be children’s programming.