The Flintstone's was the first prime time cartoon and began on Friday nights in 1960 when I was six years old.
It is hard to believe today that a cigarette company could sponsor a cartoon. But the Flintstones was meant to appeal to adults too and was based on Jackie Gleason's "The Honeymooners."
I can't say that I actually remember this particular commercial, but I sure do remember the Winston Jingle! My mother smoked Kent's and I wanted her to spoke Winston's because of the jingle, especially the clicking sound of two packs or the cigarette lighter!
Later in life I began smoking around the age 16 or so (don't tell my parents)but I gave it up in the mid 20's. In fact in the 8th grade I went to a public junior high school that only had 8th and 9th grade, and we were allowed to smoke outside!!!!!
Be that as it may, I ended up smoking "True" but menthol Salem's were my favorite!But I also like Moore's which was a skinny long cigarette that had brown paper making it look a bit like a cigar that also came in menthol. Maybe I should sue the Flintstones for making smoking so appealing to me! And that Winston's jingle; you've got to love it! The first has the original opening and closing of the Flintstones which I remember now seeing it again, but it was slightly changed especially when the Flintstone's went to color and the outrage over a cigarette company sponsoring a children's cartoon led to a change of sponsors!
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