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  1. Benji's Very Own Christmas Story

    A man in Switzerland who claims to be St. Nicholas takes a girl through a door marked "Verboten" into Santa's workshop.
    Here, we learn about Santa's changing roles in different countries via costume changes and a song or two. We also get to see the elf children (with discolored pointed putty on their noses) wearing politically-questionable cultural attire in an ironic effort toward unification. Watch out for those rice hats! How could you turn down a Christmas short that takes creative cues from 1959's Santa Claus??

    Also, the girl happens to be holding the dog named Benji in her arms…

    4 votes
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  2. Janet and the Food Genie (1967)

    Janet may as well be Henry Slinkman's daughter. Her mother has sent her to the grocery store but she doesn't know what food grades mean!

    Fortunately, she can count on the help of an animated Food Genie. He takes her on a whirlwind tour of food processing plants and laboratories where she learns all about how food is graded. She must have been collecting the groceries during her factory visits because the film ends with her putting the groceries away.

    The genie is barely animated, and those animations are recycled a lot. Location shots are intermingled with stock fotage. An…

    9 votes
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  3. Monkey Doodle (1933, animated)

    Before animation involved plot or artistry. Utterly baffling.

    https://archive.org/details/MonkeyDoodle1933

    12 votes
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  4. Simba: The King Lion (1995– )

    North Korean/Italian coproduction ... ripping off Disney's Lion King.
    But at least the animals have laser beam powers to make the story more ... interesting? Plus there are soccer episodes with flame thrower wielding NYC rats.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2374051/reference
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce6TAu6b4ek

    10 votes
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  5. Advertising: What it's Doing to your Life, with Blonde Ronald Reagan. AKA Anyone who hates ads is more evil than the commies.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8cqk0uIuso

    This educational/indoctrination short is a blend of lectures and old advertisements that lays it on thick

    Advertising is equated with: more money for government services thru taxes, the development of new cake mixes, a means to keep Kruschev from burying us, and a way for married men to stare at women so they can feel better about loveless marriages.

    Last but not least, if you don't support advertising than a little kid with cerebral palsy will never be able to walk normally. Do you want that on your conscious?!?

    10 votes
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  6. Siberia Invites You To Visit: 19??

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET3P3UJXl00

    This short film tries to sell westerners on visiting Sibera. A place with an inland beach, villiages with museums, a college, the siberian tiger, Donald Duck intellectual property theft, and so much more.

    The short tries its hardest, but Siberia doesn't come across all that much more interesting than Milwaukee. Milwaukee if it were stretched to cover 5,000 miles, at that. The short even ends with a woman dancing to a generic lounge act while a bartender pours a giant bottle of booze.

    Siberia invites you: a magical land where the sea air is pungent, the summers are hot…

    3 votes
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  7. shotgun or sidearm

    Shotgun or Sidearm?

    1976 Sid Davis Police Training Film; When Should Cops Use Shotguns?

    Cheesy 70's era police training video with plenty of bad acting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYTzNlGLHEo

    @11:12 - "Did he say three meal suspects? I think he pulled over the Hamburglar."

    1 vote
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  8. Magic Gift of the Snowman (Video 1995)

    How does former whistleblower, Edward Snowden become a Frosty the Snowman ripoff? Or is it ripping off the David Bowie narrated short, The Snowman?

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0899214/reference
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8ldm6txChA

    4 votes
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  9. Film Tactics (1945) A training film on how to use training films in a classroom

    This is so meta that you must riff this. It features long pauses, giant props, and boats almost crashing into each other.

    10 votes
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  10. Future World

    Could possibly be one of the worst movies with an A cast, challenging even Prisoners of the Lost Universe.

    Future World is complete trash starring James Franco, Suki Waterhouse, Lucy Liu, Milla Jovovich, Method Man, Snoop Dog and more!

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5737536/

    9 votes
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  11. Dangerously Close (1986)

    This is not only from Cannon and not only from Albert Pyun, it's also a boring ass film with bland character with no character development who only stand around like they in a fashion model commercial. A waste of people who have or had talent before making this dullfest of a trainwreck.

    33 votes
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  12. "Patrol Vehicle Operation: Emergency Driving"

    https://youtu.be/G97SOfqbXlM

    Sid Davis presents a police car training film. See how police officers learn how to back into a driveway, listen for sirens with the windows rolled up, and drive around with soapy tires.

    9 votes
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  13. Food for Thought (Short, 1949)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ZavYMVXYam8

    This educational short has a lot of absurd scenes: there's a rush to plate a loaf of sliced bread, regular meals of meat as big as a human head, and a lesbian teenaged daughter with a wedding ring.

    It also has compelling characters: the generic overworked housewife whose love is conditional on good cooking, the father who can't eat spaghetti, and the daughter who loves pressure cookers so much she gets an advance on her allowance to buy one.

    The narration is also top notch. There's a complete description about how pressure cookers work, lists of foods that one…

    12 votes
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  14. "Swingin' Six" ZIP Code Video

    4 good reasons (because I'm an overachiever) to riff this short from the 1960's about using ZIP codes, found at https://youtu.be/QIChoMEQ4Cs:

    1.This is an actual US government short. If you don't riff it, the terrorists win.

    2. Cavemen. Not sure what it has to do with the postal service, but cavemen. Occasionally in very short skirts (yes, still the men).

    3. To find out why not using ZIP codes will make your true love desert you.

    4. They rhyme 'question' and 'indigestion' in a song. Oh, did I mention it's a musical?

    108 votes
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  15. Jerry Pulls the Strings

    A 1938 "short" film in which the grumpy owner of a coffee company refuses to let his daughter marry her sweetheart because he won't take a real job instead of playing with marionettes all day. The young man then wins him over by putting on a puppet show about the history and production of coffee. Features classic 1930s-era stereotypes and perhaps the creepiest goat puppet ever to grace the screen.

    Can currently be seen on Amazon Prime in the "Puppet Movies" compilation.

    13 votes
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  16. Holiday From Rules

    TCM recently ran "One Got Fat" in the wee hours and I taped it because my kids love your version. After it, they ran a short called "Holiday From Rules" from the mid to late 50s (based on hair & clothing; I didn't notice a copyright date).

    Four kids complain about living with rules and they're sent to an island of cardboard stand-up mountains complete with animated shark-infested waters. It descends into Lord of the Rings with fighting over games, shells, and food. One boy breaks his arm and, even though he broke it fetching a coconut, he doesn't get…

    18 votes
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  17. The Christmas Tree- Animated Christmas Abomination

    1991 animated christmas movie. An all around bad movie- bad animation, bad voice characters, etc. Orphans, mean caretaker, and the Orphans best friend is a tree. YES a tree. Some how the children seem to live really close to santa claus. Its been called the Room version of Christmas Special bad.

    341 votes
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  18. Am I Normal

    This is a weird film from the late 1970s about a boy who is growing up . He asks questions of any and all people about going through puberty . It is rife for riffing !!

    46 votes
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  19. Caught in a Rip-Off (1974)

    From the people who brought you "Cheating" and "Shake Hands with Danger" comes this 1974 scare film about shoplifting, entitled "Caught in a Rip-Off." Some unseen guy who sniffed one too many cans of spray paint (to paraphrase the words of one YouTube commenter) tells about how clerks in your local Hobby Lobby employ one sly tactic after another to discourage burglary. Accentuated with weird (but not atypical) 1970s Moog synthesizer musical stings, this makes for an interesting subject that is riff-worthy.

    Here is the YouTube link below:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DLko6mSqjs

    20 votes
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  20. American Women - Partners in Research (Short)

    https://archive.org/details/American1960_2

    Short film that epitomizes sexist behaviors of the late 50's early 60's. With Chet Huntley (!) of NBC News. Made by a company here in Buffalo, NY. I can see Bridget & Mary Jo sinking their teeth into this one. In the public domain.

    17 votes
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