If you're old enough, you may remember seeing this on Saturday Morning TV -- when you still had Saturday Morning TV, that is. And unless you blocked it out of your mind to save your sanity.
Yes, it's THAT special.
Back in the primitive days before the Internet, when kids entertained themselves by going outside and watching oodles of badly done yet sometimes entertaining cartoons on Saturday morning, someone came up with the idea of using those cartoons to promote a Uplifting Social Message, which is always a sign of trouble. They thought, 'what if we used every single cartoon character these kids have seen to make sure they understand that Drugs Are Bad (TM), seeing that calmly and politely explaining the bad side effects of mind-altering substances never works?'
The idea was good, but the execution? See for yourself - if you dare!
Being the weirdo I am, I was left wondering some things, like how the Chipmunks know what weed is. Maybe Alvin and the boys used to toot some Maui Wowie between songs to unwind?
Also, Smoke, the evil drug spirit, was voiced by George C. Scott, best known for playing Patton in the movie of the same name. Bugs and Papa Smurf and Michelangelo might be cool, but if Old Blood-and-Guts told you to light up, you'd probably be too scared to even think of doing anything else! "Yes, sir, I'll smoke more dope! Please don't kill me!"
And could this special ever be done again today with the new crop of kids' characters (wait, kids still watch cartoons, right? It's not all middle-aged fans grumbling about every single thing they see, right?). Can you imagine doing this with the MLP:FiM characters?
"What? Talking ponies are lecturing me about pot? I'm either toking too much of this sh*t or not nearly enough!"