A different era indeed. What would you use the most popular cartoon family of the age for in the 60′s and 70′s? Sell cigarettes and beer of course. We feature a couple of commercial gems below and, just for kicks, a bizarre pairing of Fred and Barney with the Thing. Enjoy!
First, the Flinstones sell Winston Cigarettes. Love the way Fred and Barney feel guilty about their wives doing all of the house and yard work so their solution is to not watch and go have a smoke.
Is it just me or did Fred actually shoplift the cigarettes in this second add?
The Flinstones were good clean family fun for the kids for nearly 20 years so what better role models to sell beer, right? No, really, we mean it I actually want a beer right now after watching this. On another note, Busch Beer can make you hallucinate? I do like the calming magic hands though.
Finally, somehow Fred and Barney meet the Thing and… fight bad guys? This whole idea is bizarre and what is up with the teenage Thing that just sort of puts his wonder power rings or Thing rings together and becomes the Thing? Stranger and stranger.
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