With school back in session we thought this alcohol prevention cartoon would be an appropriate choice for this week’s TGIF work-day distraction video. In the segment, Tiny Toons characters Buster Bunny, Plucky Duck, and Hamton J. Pig show how dangerous drinking just one beer can be. At least the first half of their cautionary tale is probably not that different from some of our own first experiences with alcohol: peer pressure followed immediately by the placebo effect.
Seconds after their first sip, each Toon becomes sluggish and starts burping in eerie rhythm to disco music (not unlike that trippy pink elephant parade segment in Dumbo). They soon each turn into an archetypal drunk, complete with stubble, bloodshot eyes, and over-the-top touches like Plucky’s 1950’s alcoholic reporter get-up and Hamton’s street bum stocking cap. The boys’ one-beer induced stupor leads to a police car joy ride that ends with them driving DW-hiccup-I style off a mountain. Sounds dramatic, and it is, but the comic value is worth all seven minutes. Th-th-th-that’s all folks. Have a good weekend.