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  1. Out of this World (GM short)

    A 1964 short from GM on the world (and yet another kitchen) of the future! Raze the rainforest for crops! Don't go around mountains, drill through them! Mine the ocean floor! Cook unrecognizable lumps in minutes in your dream oven!

    https://archive.org/details/out_of_this_world

    6 votes
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  2. Wonky Whistle (Thomas and Friends episode)

    This episode is hated by almost every fan of the franchise. This is because of its unrealism, annoying alliteration, redundant rhyming, and a little blue air headed idiot tank engine. Proof that Thomas is an idiot: Not realizing that his whistle was "wonky" and leaving the Steamworks with two workman on his tanks.

    1 vote
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  3. CNN news

    To many great shorts to chose from

    4 votes
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  4. Are You Listening

    A horrifying giant mouth teaches horrifying giant ears about the importance of listening to directions. There's also weird superfluous footage of animals in a zoo, because why not?

    http://www.texasarchive.org/library/index.php?title=Are_You_Listening

    11 votes
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  5. 3 votes
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  6. The Nutshack

    I'm not sure if this counts as a short, it's a TV show, but I couldn't find a TV show suggestion function. So anyway, this is one of the worst cartoons ever made, and I think you could get some material out of this.

    12 votes
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  7. Plane Talk

    The unholy alliance between the airline industry and the phone company. A chubby guy needs a bigger seat belt so they plane can take off! https://youtu.be/r10wAV9rZKM

    9 votes
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  8. "A Touch of Magic" https://archive.org/details/TouchofM1961

    "A Touch of Magic" is the MPO produced, GM financed sequel to "Design for Dreaming." Nuvena herself , Thelma "Tad" Tadlock stars in it once again, and it is just as bonkers. 1961.

    30 votes
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  9. Habit Patterns

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GTBMGUUz6I&t=3s

    One of the most depressing shorts I've ever seen - this is up in Social Acceptability or The Snob territory, and I've been wanting to see Maryjo and Bridget take this one on. Basically a narrator berates this hapless girl for 15 minutes because she doesn't wash her clothes, get up on time, or take interest in books.

    3 votes
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  10. Tornado

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154726436454874&id=129524519873

    Another classic educational film on how to survive a tornado

    6 votes
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  11. Magic Kingdom Club: Update '94

    https://youtu.be/kACtckmJuxM

    We somehow stumbled across these hidden gems on youtube- Magic Kingdom Club was kind of a discount card program for Walt Disney World before they had a vacation club. We looked through all of these, but this one is the most bizarre. Hosted by a VERY spray tanned Aladdin and Valley girl Jasmine, Im not even sure how this made its way to distribution. Might be hard to get the rights for it but we at least wanted to share. A must watch- truly 90's in all its cheesy splendor.

    1 vote
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  12. Mission Possible - Bike Safety

    It's an educational short about bicycle safety made in the style of the old Mission Impossible TV show.
    http://www.texasarchive.org/library/index.php?title=Mission_Possible_-_Bike_Safety
    This short film was produced and directed by J. Larry Carroll, who also wrote episodes for shows like G.I. Joe and Diagnosis Murder.

    1 vote
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  13. "Match Your Mood"

    https://archive.org/details/match_your_mood

    This overly groovy ad for Westinghouse refrigerators is public domain and, well, laughably weird. After all, who doesn't want to apply burlap or brick-texture Contact paper to their fridge while dancing around it on New Year's Eve?

    12 votes
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  14. Jay Can Do It

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3JGYtJrydY - Honestly, I don't know exactly why this movie was made, which is why it'd be perfect riff material. A rather dumb looking kid has a bunch of experiences that don't seem to be connects, from baking cookies to meeting a policeman. The only explanation I have for it is that it's a time capsule for some alien race. Hilariously bad.

    6 votes
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  15. The Boy Who Liked Deer

    A mid 70s cautionary tale of bad crowds and vandalism. In the late 1980s, this was aired to all the 3rd graders in our class, and may well be one of the best cases of nightmare fuel for a young child to see.
    I don't know if this could be made funny, but I'd love to see what could be done with it

    15 votes
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  16. The Front Line

    Early 60's short about how to be a better checker at a grocery store!
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Dgx800yxdMg&quot; frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    13 votes
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  17. Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction

    Jonathan Frakes and bad acting! Enough said!

    6 votes
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  18. Transport for Tomorrow

    A 30-minute short made in 1966 about the future of Bay Area Rapid Transit, including silly retro-future ideas and doughy guys talking about trains.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV-nsIUTKtE

    3 votes
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  19. Makeup tutorial

    https://youtu.be/jYUcCsgD80E

    A makeup tutorial from the 40s

    3 votes
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  20. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

    A very weird film from the Prelinger Archive. Think David and Hazel with barely any dialogue. Just watch it. You can find it on archive.org.

    4 votes
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