cognitivedissonance They actually threatened him with an arrest, their explanation was that Smokey the Bear is "congressionally protected". How much weight it actually had is debatable, but Ward was notoriously squeemish about criticism. Bill Scott, however, was ready to fight them on it.
Randroid I really like the sinister undertones of this retarded pyromaniac bear.
KnowFuture What was the National Parks Service bitching about this takes place in Canada
Cleaner82 But it wasn't his fault, he was hypnotized! So sensitive.
JimL2 DDR: "We must reach Mount Upp before Sun-*down*! Heh-heh!"
Narrator: "Two weeks later..."
Bort Something that's lost on today's audiences, and maybe even the audiences when this cartoon came out: blaming the Great Chicago Fire on Mrs. O'Leary (or her cow) was a way for whites to say, "fucking Irish ruin everything". (It was still some time before the Irish would be truly white.)