The Wet Spot: Creating a sexy PSA

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Pop quiz: What do Pee Wee Herman, George Michael and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have in common?

Two things -- they've all been busted exposing themselves in public, and they've all filmed important public service announcements designed to reach the youth of America.

PSAs used to be the most awesome thing on television. Full of drama, suspense, and kids who learned to smoke weed by watching their parents. But these days, PSAs have lost all of their flava. Here's what I mean.

The other day I was hanging out, watching an episode of Teen Mom on MTV (not creepy) when a PSA came on, encouraging teens not to text nude pictures of themselves to their boyfriends. And it sucked huge. Let's take a look:

See what I mean? No celebrities, no sweet catchphrases, no cartoon ninjas. Just a creepy dude who looks kind of like my cousin Zack working at a movie theater, talking about the color of some chick's underwear.

Fortunately for anti-sexting advocates everywhere, I've managed to scour YouTube and find a few of the greatest PSAs from the past, to help teach public interest groups a thing or two about getting through to kids. Check it:

Oh yeah. That. Just. Happened.

This PSA has all of the elements of an educational masterpiece. The dramatic spotlight, the serious look on Pee-Wee's face and the crack. The sweet, sweet crack.

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