Bert the Turtle Taught Duck and Cover.

In 1951 the Civil Defense Department decided to use Bert the Turtle animation to teach children to "Duck and Cover" [wiki] in case of a Soviet nuclear attack.

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All the cool kids know the correct thing to do in case of a nuclear explosion is to stick a cigarette in your mouth and flip the bird with both hands.

(well that would have been cool in the 80s, i don't know what kids are up to these days)
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