Wayne Gretzky and Joey Moss PSA
YouTube 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.
If you were of a certain age in 1986, you'll remember this classic PSA featuring Wayne Gretzky and Joey Moss of the Edmonton Oilers. I was in grade 6 and this ad for The Canadian Association for the Mentally Retarded was epic.
Unfortunately, it only gained epic stature when the catchphrase "Gretzky!" screamed why shaking your hand behind your ear became the most popular statement in the St. Pius X schoolyard.
In hindsight, I don't think that was politically correct of us.
Even the name of the organization behind this ad has fallen out of fashion. The Canadian Association for the Mentally Retarded is now the Canadian Association for Community Living.
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