Friday, Sep. 04, 2009

Poison, in the Key of B

This spot, created by New York's Poison Control Center in 1985, includes an almost infuriatingly catchy jingle reminiscent of the Munchkin song from the Wizard of Oz. Featuring four hand puppets as pills, the commercial advised kids to remember that while medicine might "look so fine and dandy," it's not candy ("Don't eat us!"). Prescription-drug abuse never looked so adorable.