Partnership for a Drug-Free America - So I can do more coke (1980)

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Celeste Posted 8 years 6 months ago
I wonder how much the Partnership For A Drug Free America paid him for this ad?
Celeste Posted 8 years 7 months ago
"I'm always chasing rainbows!"

How appropriate.
doyouwash Posted 8 years 10 months ago
The song makes this creepy
cinco312 Posted 10 years 1 month ago
Ain't this the guy that does those DirecTV commercials now? And the judge on Raising the bar?
DaniWani Posted 10 years 3 months ago
BlueSage... you hit the nail on the head. This is the nation of consumerism.
ebanderson Posted 10 years 11 months ago
He forgot to mention all the women he could buy!
thegreatthomaso Posted 11 years 4 months ago
BlueSage makes a good point.


"I should work harder, so i can buy more consumer items". "I should work harder so i can buy more consumer items".....ummmm "I should work harder, so i can buy more consumer items"

We are being bred to want too many "toys"
spending money is our nations new addiction.
treb3 Posted 11 years 5 months ago
that was 1 of the 3 useful psas in the world
droopy Posted 11 years 8 months ago
kinda makes you wonder what the person who made this psa was on wow
BlueSage Posted 12 years 4 months ago
LOL

"I should work harder, so i can buy more consumer items". "I should work harder so i can buy more consumer items".....ummmm "I should work harder, so i can buy more consumer items"

Geez, what a uncanny simularity !.
Owepar Posted 12 years 4 months ago
Glad I uploaded this one -- I knew the actor looked familiar but didn't realize it was the same dude who sang "Good Book Song" in "A Mighty Wind" until just now (which is ironic).

ChowTimer, the song is called "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows." I believe it was written nearly 100 years ago and it's been recorded by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Judy Garland to Perry Como to Alice Cooper (talk about diverse artists!). It's a poor-pitiful-me song, and the rest of the lyrics would be fitting too.
MeerkatChick Posted 12 years 5 months ago
They should put this back on the air.
Kubrick4277 Posted 12 years 9 months ago
The actor in the commercial is a young John Michael Higgins. You might recognize him from several Christopher Guest films (Best In Show, A Mighty Wind). Most of you will recognize him as the singing sprite/brother of Jennifer Aniston's character in The Break Up(2006). Anyway, I hope this information is helpful. It's a very disturbing and memorable commercial.
happy7117 Posted 12 years 9 months ago
Who is that guy?? Anyone know??
ChowTimer Posted 12 years 9 months ago
Well this ad gets its point across well but what's with the person singing at the end? Its unrelated but it gives the ad more creepiness.
mr3urious Posted 12 years 10 months ago
It just goes to show what it's like when you do coke. Just an endless routine cycle revolving around coke, which slowly takes control of your life.
Rennie00 Posted 12 years 10 months ago
Yeah, I agree with totaly.

It's just a cycle that never seems to end. It can take over your life. I think the boxed room represents his mind being set on one thing, which is coke.

If you notice, he seems robotic-like as if it's some kind of routine.
totaly_tubular Posted 12 years 10 months ago
Just an endless cycle.
Celeste Posted 12 years 10 months ago
Yes I do remember this one and it was pretty scary at the time.
happy7117 Posted 12 years 10 months ago
What was that he sniffed?? And what is up with that boxed in room he was in??
girlbornin1983 Posted 12 years 10 months ago
I was maybe 5 years old when I first saw this. I didn't understand it at the time. I used to think he was talking about the drink. lol
Video Jukebox Posted 12 years 11 months ago
Ah, yes! They used to show this all the time when I was a kid, along with the "This is your brain on drugs" ad.
mr3urious Posted 12 years 11 months ago
CRACK IS WHACK!
kimsy520 Posted 12 years 11 months ago
Hmm...all right, then.
CheezNapkin Posted 12 years 11 months ago
...wtf?
Lottech96 Posted 12 years 11 months ago
wow.....
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