Friday A/V Club: Hanna-Barbera Battles Drugs

The PSA as psychedelic horror movie


You know who knew how to make a great anti-drug PSA? Hanna goddamn Barbera, that's who. Back in the '70s, the studio behind Scooby-Doo and The Jetsons gave us this abstract cautionary tale:

As of this writing, that clip has a YouTube view count of 5,562. How many of those people do you suppose went out of their way to watch it while they're high?

(For past editions of the Friday A/V Club, go here.)