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Charley says: Do what Tufty the Squirrel does if you want to buy an ice cream safely

Posted on July 9, 2013 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Charley the cat wasn't the only popular recurring character of 1970s public information films. Another was Tufty the Squirrel, around whom the road safety-oriented Tufty Club was created.

Despite being a rather cute little squirrel, Tufty was a bit annoying in his ads, unfortunately, with neighbouring animal Willy Weasel always doing something silly on the roads and getting hurt, while Tufty primly did exactly what he was told by his mummy and thus survived the all-out carnage that seemed to follow him wherever he went.

Here, we learn the right and the wrong ways to approach an ice cream van. Poor Willy Weasel.

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