When the Flintstones Peddled Cigarettes

What can you say about this? A quick trip back to the 1950s… File this under Ran­dom …

(For for­eign read­ers, all you need to know is that The Flint­stones was a clas­sic Amer­i­can car­toon.)

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  • Kristie says:

    Oooooh title typo :) “Flin­stones”

  • Dan Colman says:

    Thanks Kristie for the heads up on that. Typed too quick­ly. Fixed now.


  • Tim says:

    Actu­al­ly the Flint­stones was not intend­ed to be a chil­drens’ pro­gram. The show was note­able at the time for being the first tele­vi­sion car­toon series aimed at adults, not to men­tion the first to be shown in prime time. That’s prob­a­bly why the net­work had no prob­lem with the char­ac­ters sell­ing cig­a­rettes.

  • Dan Colman says:

    Tim, Thanks for the clar­i­fi­ca­tion on this. Appre­ci­ate it. I feel slight­ly bet­ter about human­i­ty now :)


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