Avoid Crack, Advises PeeWee Herman

Take from a man who knows, don’t take crack. Don’t even think about it. Crack cocaine is the most addictive form of coke and even pondering its chemical structure in an academic setting can causes serious lung and liver damage, breakdown of tooth enamel, delusional parasitosis, paralysis, and even indecent exposure.

Note too the shots of the other cameras. Self-reference and post-modernism already had its grip about the throat of America, as the designers of Pee Wee’s Playhouse knew all too well. Spotted at adfreak.


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  1. thesilentnight says:

    Holy shit, if there was ever a PSA on drugs that could scare me that is definitely it. I wonder what porno theater this was filmed in.

  2. ModerateSnark says:

    I think after the “incident” there was another PSA:

    Mr. Herman: “Hi kids, I’m Pee Wee from Pee Wee’s Playhouse. If you want to play with your pee wee, stay in your house.”


    A message from the Council for Decent Exposure.

  3. etinterrapax says:

    Heh. I remember when those used to appear at the beginnings of rental VHS tapes. I have a copy of Adventures in Babysitting that has Ally Sheedy delivering more or less the same message, against the same backdrop.

    Leave me alone; I was thirteen.