Unaired vintage Doctor Who cigar ad shows a Dalek having a smoke

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Dec 17, 2012

It's hard to remember now, but back in the day, tobacco advertising was everywhere. On TV, radio and in print—you couldn't turn anywhere to escape the "cool" factor. Believe it or not, Doctor Who's most famous baddie actually smoked it up at one point. Exterminate! ... right after this cigar.

A never-aired ad for Hamlet cigars has surfaced online, starring a Dalek who gets stuck when he runs into some stairs. Luckily, he has a Hamlet mild cigar to calm his nerves and take a break. Heck, he even uses his death ray to light it up.

It's hard to pinpoint when the ad was created, as the Hamlet ad campaign was popular from the 1970s to the 1980s (as was Doctor Who).

Regardless, it's still an insane bit of pop culture to remind us the world wasn't always so politically correct.

Can you think of any even weirder crossover advertising that has been lost to the sands of time?

(Via Nerd Approved)

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