And now a few words from people telling you how to live your life.

So you if you were watching cartoons on a weekday morning or afternoon within the broadcast area of Boston cable/UHF superstations WLVI (Channel 56) or WSBK (TV38), you likely saw each of these maybe 10 times a day.

This first one takes place on Mahs. You know, Mahs? The planet that's wicked red? (Incidentally, there's a much better copy of this also on YouTube but embedding is disabled on that one.)

Burger King spokescharacter Snuffy the Talking Fire Engine burns off (so to speak) some court-mandated public service time with this ad. IIRC, the scenes in this were taken from a longer fire safety film I remember watching in grade school.

A well-oiled Tin Woodsman sings about proper heart care and maintenance.

There were about 100,000 Better Business Bureau ads. I posted a few of them a while back, and here's another.

This one kind of requires you to forget that frogs don't actually have teeth.

(There was an even better ADA ad with Tarzan which posited that pain from a life of improper dental hygiene was the cause of his famous jungle yell, but of course I can't find that one right now.)

The Dairy Council not only wants to remind you to eat from each of the food groups every day, they're gonna drop a little Poe on you while they do it.

And finally, this one. I think it speaks for itself.