Follies of the Mad Men #101

Why can't SpongeBob be as upfront about his nicotine addiction as Fred and Barney? (Note: I created this post prior to its release days ago--and then Boing-Boing scooped me! Oh, well, great minds and all that...)
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 30, 2010
     Category: Addictions | Tobacco and Smoking | Cartoons | 1960s

While I understand that smoking Winstons killed off the cave men I don't get the reference to Sponge Bob. What's up with that?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/30/10 at 10:56 AM
Expat--I was just trying to imagine, in my crude way, that today's advertising landscape included similar cigarette commercials by a popular cartoon character.
Posted by Paul on 04/30/10 at 11:17 AM
Well, they'd be awfully hard for Sponge Bob to light, whatever the brand, down there, under the sea, Paul. 😉
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/30/10 at 12:19 PM
that was back when cigarettes were good for you. before all the pesky scientific evidence screwed it up for everybody.(or at least the tabacco companies)
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/30/10 at 12:21 PM
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