Anti-Smoking Ad Campaign Commercial with C-3PO and R2-D2


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I don't quite remember when this commercial was shown, but my suspicions are that it aired around 1983 or 1984.  By far the funniest of the Star Wars commercials, C-3PO enters a control room and finds R2-D2 smoking a cigarette.  C-3PO tells Artoo how bad smoking really is, and that he wouldn't be a good example for others, upon which Artoo rids himself of it, and agrees upon it.  Anyone who watches Star Wars media is sure to find this commercial entertaining. It would be nice to see it up on the Entertainment Centers Spot on our TVs once again but we'll just have to continue to seek the videos through the world wide web.
Even though the commercial is funny, it has a very sad tone.  The commercial is fairly rare, as it is not included on the 57 reel, but since it aired a lot, it shouldn't be too much of a journey to find.
According to Anthony Daniels, this commercial was supposed to be revived on television in 1997. At the last moment, the organization decided that it promoted the Star Wars Special Editions, so unfortunately the entire idea was scrapped.

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Webpage, text, and images by:  Michael Streeter
All images belong to Lucasfilm Ltd. and the Anti-Smoking organization and were shot with Snappy 3.0 Deluxe
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Copyright, 1998

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