Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Advertising For Dummies: You really can learn a lot from a dummy (1978)

Here's another long unseen Smokey Bear ad, this one from 1978. A man in a Smokey costume appears after a speech by Knucklehead Smiff (Paul Winchell). Jackson Weaver, of course, is the voice of Smokey.

Diamonds to donuts Winchell was dressed in the Smokey costume to operate Knucklehead, whose laugh had been recycled for Fleegle of the Saturday morning pre-fab group, the Banana Splits, and for the Scrubbing Bubbles ads.

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