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Ludwigofthepotatoppl t1_j2eu12o wrote

He smoked a ton but was adamant that no pictures or footage was taken of him smoking, because he didn’t want kids to pick up the habit because Ernest smoked. He was a role model and took it seriously.


nif76 t1_j2f745n wrote

We had an 'Ernest's Commercials' vhs tape when I was younger. Watched it a hundred times over. One was him trimming some weeds talking about a war on the big C (cancer) and cigarettes or some such. Young me had to do the yard work and stepdad smoked. He didn't like my weekly Ernest impression but eventually took over the yard work and stopped smoking.