Over at io9, which happens to be one of my favorite blogs, there’s a post on those sappy PSAs that followed some of our favorite 80s cartoons. You remember. Knowing is half the battle, from GI Joe. The finger waiving shorts were also prominently featured on Thundercats and Transformers, to name a few.
Personally these tidbits were nothing more than common sense. I guess for some of us latch key kids it was better than nothing. Besides, I often got nuggets like these from family members anyway. I didn’t necessarily need Panthro and Lion-O telling me to stay away from Newports (though Cheetara could tell me to stab my little brothers with a butter knife and I’d listen 😉 )