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It's 3 p.m., so let's watch all of our favorite '90s cartoons team up for an anti-drug PSA

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It’s 3 p.m.! Let The A.V. Club briefly make use of the waning hours of your productivity with some pop culture ephemera pulled from the depths of YouTube.


Hey kids, we like to act pretty cool here at The A.V. Club, but you know what’s cooler than being a pop culture website that was referenced two times on Saturday Night Live? Saying no to drugs. We know it might make us seem “square,” but doing drugs once could ruin your life, and no “high” is worth losing your shot at a football scholarship. But hey, we get it. Sometimes you don’t want to listen to The A.V. Club, like when we say that a superhero movie is actually bad or that a network sitcom is actually good, so we dug up a 30-minute anti-drug PSA from 1990 that features all of your favorite cartoons to show you just how bad drugs really are.

The video, Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue, was financed by McDonald’s (so you know you can trust it), and it features Bugs Bunny, ALF, Alvin and the other chipmunks, Garfield, the Muppets babies from Muppet Babies, Michelangelo the turtle, and a cameo from former president George Bush—who you may remember from The Simpsons. There’s also a villainous smoke creature voiced by George C. Scott, who is technically an Oscar winner. There’s a whole lot of star-power on display in this thing, and if you have even the slightest urge to ever “toke one up” after watching the heartbreaking fall of Corey’s big brother Michael, then you need to watch it again.

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