Now, this is an older public service announcement, first appearing on air over a decade ago, but has recently re-emerged, being freshly rolled out by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America as a perfect metaphor for the great evils associated with marijuana usage.
In it, a surfing monkey bank can be seen rotating while an announcer sells it as “great for graduations” etc. then throws to caller “Scott” in Nashville who just bought fifteen of them. His friends can be heard chuckling joyously in the background while “Scott” answers “Yeah” then joins their mirth.
The ominous words “Marijuana. A very expensive habit” pop onto screen.
Now, this would have been left a relic but as previously stated it has been re-issued and what could better represent the internecine war between the World Surf League and its longboarders? WSL played by the hostess who is trying to lowball the surfing monkey, slashing its price by near half while sneering at the fine young man and his happy friends wanting to save it.
Absolutely uncalled for and extremely rude.