613. 25 Ways to Quit Smoking – Bill Plympton


SUMMARY: An instructional short on 25 extreme measures you can take to give up smoking.

WHY IT’S HERE: Bill Plympton’s ’25 Ways to Quit Smoking’ take a similar spot-gag approach to his previous mock-instructional short ‘How to Kiss’ but unlike that film, which included a constant voiceover narration, ’25 Ways to Quit Smoking’ lets the jokes themselves do the talking. The only voiceover is a bored sounding narrator who announces each number over intertitles listing suggestions such as ‘Make It Hard to Light Up’, ‘Use Aversion Therapy’ and ‘Lock Your Cigarettes in a Car on a Hot Day’. ’25 Ways to Quit Smoking’ is an improvement on ‘How to Kiss’ because the jokes are quicker, funnier and more numerous and there are so many that there are always a couple you’ve forgotten when you rewatch the short.


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