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No matter how scary or funny they are, they can be used as thrills of badassery to the viewer.

  • This PIF aired in 2010 is about wearing seat belts. The film is concerns the father driving an imaginary car and how his wife and daughter "saved" him from the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt. The amazing part about this is the speed of the video that makes the PIF interesting.
  • "Rappin' Smokey", a Smokey Bear PSA from 1993 made to celebrate the character's 50th anniversary, offers a lesser-taught but nonetheless important message of how if you want to get through to someone, it's better to talk to them like you mean it rather than to sell out.
    Director: But Smoke, you're fifty. We agreed you'd talk to kids in their language!
    Smokey: I know, but I'll just give it to them straight; Kids, only you can prevent forest fires.
  • These PSAs from LTSA know how to pull an awesome plot twist. In "Sports Fans", a group of drunk fans celebrate in a car. However, they pull over into a booze bus, where a cop then breathalyzes the driver. Turns out that the driver isn't drunk and the cop allowed them entry.
    If you don't drink then drive, you're a bloody good mate.
    • Another one is called "Crate Idea" where a man who was drinking with his mates in their house. However, when he decides to leave as he grabs his keys, it turns out that he actually got his guitar from his car, ultimately deciding to stay with his mates for longer.
      If you drink then don't drive, you're a bloody legend.
  • This PSA from Truth takes the fight to a major cigarette company after they dismissed the statement that 1,200 people die a day from tobacco use by tossing 1,200 body bags in front of the company, forcing the executives to look at it.
  • This PSA from Sick Kids in Canada, which showcases sick and injured children and medical care workers as a Badass Army of knights, professional wrestlers, Magical Girls and superheroes.
  • This 2012 British Heart Foundation PSA starring Vinnie Jones teaches about the importance of hands-only CPR and how to do it properly, all to the tune of Stayin' Alive. All the awesomeness really pumps you up—literally.
    "Hands-only CPR: ain't as hard as it looks."
    • Another variation features Brenock O'Connor as Mini Vinnie and is targeted to younger viewers, with a special appearance by Vinnie Jones himself towards the end.
    • The Lego version of the same ad is both awesome and hilarious.
    • Follow-up ads feature Vinnie Jones interviewing people who share their experiences either as the recipient of CPR (I was Vinnie'd), or the giver of CPR (I did a Vinnie), and how their lives were saved / they saved a life. These stories are both heartwarming and inspiring.