In the example below there is a harmless innocence due to the cartoon nature of 'Bert the Turtle'. And despite having live-action elements, describing what to do in the event, the actions taken are carried out unbelievably calmly and seem all but useless against a bomb blast! The terrifying fact was that America could quite literally have been levelled at any second by a nuclear attack and keeping morale up with a can-do attitude was necessary. However the whole thing has an element of sticking a plaster over a gaping wound.
Meg and I wondered if we could play on the ridiculous nature of some of these duck and cover techniques. Create perhaps a dark comedy. Or possibly use a little of the Loony Tunes and Merrie Melodies style to lighten things to a Wile.E.Coyote and Roadrunner level. The cartoons were well and truly established by the fifties.
However, again, this idea lacks any real story and so the idea was also scrapped.