Drunk Dad Can't Fix General Lee, Sends Kid to Bed

memoryYouTube user Retrontario frequently uploads fantastic retro-Toronto-centric gems. These clips never fail to bring back a ton of memories for me, so I feature them from time to time.

This Ontario Health public service announcement from 1984 really struck a chord with me. Maybe it's because I was 10 years old at the time and my favourite show was the Dukes of Hazzard. I also had a haircut like the kid in this PSA.

Everything's coming full circle, because now I'm working on a hairdo like the Dad in this ad. I'm almost there...

Go to bed.... NOW!

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Mike from Lowville

Hey my youngest son's friend is neighbors to a guy with a real General Lee and Bo (John Schneider) was there at his house (Burlington) and he met him. My son really didn't know who he was. He came home and said, "have you ever seen the Dukes of Hazzard on TV back is the 70's?" I laughed my ass off and said, "why didn't you call me?". I would have loved to have met him. He (my son) got a T shirt and passes to the event he (John) was promoting in T.O.

May 13, 2009 @ 8:01 PM

Babs Bunny

I never understood this commercial when I was a pup. My dad explained to me thaqt the dad in the commercial was drunk and that's why he yelled at his son.

But dude, have you ever OWNED one of those little plastic cars? I did, and the wheels on that came off it a few times. I sympathized with the dad in the commercial because those things were real hard to stick back on! So I always thought that Dad just got frustrated with the stupid little toy and gave up trying to fix it.

Not sure what drinking had to do with that. Then again, I was only 7 at the time.

May 18, 2009 @ 10:41 AM


lol @ Babs Bunny.

Drunk Dad looks like Jake Gyllenhaal in that freeze-frame.

May 20, 2009 @ 2:13 PM

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