A couple of weeks ago we ran a popular feature showing some hilarious adverts from the Golden Age of Advertising. Turns out it was so popular we’re gonna run a sequel, right here, only this time we’re gonna show you a couple of video adverts from back then rather than magazine adverts. I wonder what Don Draper would make of all of these.
First up we’ve got a video of the Flinstones advertising Winston cigarettes. Barney and Fred Flinstone sneak around the back of their house for a nap, only Barney suggests they smoke Winston cigarettes instead. What follows is a pretty shameless explanation of why Winston cigarettes are the best. Betty and Wilma bust them eventually, but then just smoke a couple of Winstons themselves too. It’s hard to believe that adverts like this were ever allowed on television: