Plus, 1 of 4? At seven minutes each? How long was thins thing? It's pretty cool getting all those characters together, I'll check it out in full later.
It was actually a pretty big deal at the time if I remember correctly. It was on at the same time on all three networks--CBS, NBC and ABC, and all the "regular" cartoons were cancelled that Saturday morning. Kind of an "event" especially since all these characters were together at the same time! Very Roger-Rabbit-esque.
It was first shown in April of 1990.
I haven't seen it in like 15 years. Lots of memories there!
If you were a kid back then this was the BOMB. You didn't really notice the anti-drug message as much as the fact that the SMURFS ARE TALKING TO ALF!
It's almost like a generational thing...for a while it was in video stores and then for a long time if you brought it up no one remembered what you were talking about. But I guess a lot of people do remember!
It's like some kind of weird shared hallucination or something...
I also remember that Ronald McDonald House ad afterwards. (a foundation for sick and handicapped children) Haven't seen that in ages either.
And for some reason the song on the end credits (a reprise of the other one) kind of got me almost teary eyed...it was just sweet.
You can’t just have your characters announce how they feel! That makes me feel angry!