7 Retro Cartoon PSAs

Knowing is half the battle. The other half is trusting cartoon characters.

Geoffrey Goldenby Geoffrey Golden

To fulfill the government requirement for educational messages on Saturday morning TV, classic cartoons from the 80s and 90s would air PSAs featuring popular characters. Soon you’ll know what to do if a stranger tells you your mom’s in danger or if someone touches you inappropriately: ask the Ninja Turtles for help!


He-Man – Touching

I think I’d rather be molested than listen to He-Man talk about it?


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Marijuana

Shortly after this ad, they released a Tintoretto Turkey action figure.


Thundercats – Alcohol

Don’t drink alcohol, kids, or a bunch of catmen will beat the shit out of you.


Transformers – Stealing

Of all the cars he could have tried to steal…


Looney Tunes – The Constitution

Ehh… what's up with this Tea Party, doc?


G.I. Joe – Strangers

A stranger can mean danger. Cobra-style danger!


Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue

For those of you who wished for a crossover between Ninja Turtles, Muppet Babies and ALF, you need to throw away your monkey's paw.


Geoffrey Golden is the Editor in Chief of The Devastator, “The Quarterly Comedy Magazine For Humans,” in comic book stores across the country. Header via.