Frosty the Snowman
The Feel Good Message: A smiley snowman turns into a childhood best friend and warms the hearts of children with a cheery song.
The True Meaning: A wet pile of snow gets heaped up, a magical hat gets tossed on it and an imaginary friend is brought to life. That’s reason enough to be suspicious. He’s got a smoking addiction (corn cob pipes are not healthy), and he encourages young underage kids to get married through song. In the cartoon, he melts in a greenhouse in an attempt to escape from his creator. Total daddy issues. But he proves there are no brains in that waterlogged head, because he thinks that it is a good idea to hide in there so he can shed a few pounds. Not that it matters because all he needs is a cold breeze and his magic top hat to regenerate himself.
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