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When David Letterman retired in 2015, the staff donated over 30 years of the show's VHS archives to the Found Footage Festival. Here is just a small sampling of what's featured in our Volume 8 live show and DVD.
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Live show coming soon to your city!
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This clip is dedicated to the dogs who bravely promoted KTZO news in the late-80s.
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In this 1996 informational video for new ferret owners, we learn that ferrets have a musky odor, they steal your stuff, and almost everything kills them. Where do we sign up?
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If you thought there was no dumber idea than the Pet Rock then buckle up for the Pet Rock music video. We love this video but could have done without the racially insensitive portrayal of the "black" rocks. Rest in pe...
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http://www.foundfootagefest.com Found in a thrift store on Long Island, New York, "Special Delivery" looked pretty innocuous but proved to be an eye-opening education in the world of "whelping." See even more on the F...
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This comes from a tape called "Bible Truths for Children," which is a compilation from a Texas Christian kids show. It warns against the dangers of listening to secular music, via dog voice-overs. Found at a Village D...
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In this found video called, "Less Stress with Ed Asner" (featured in FFF: Vol. 4), Asner gives questionable advice about how to reduce stress and talks about his irrational fear of dogs.
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In this video from a 1983 Tucson public access show, amateur animal trainer Jenny Getter explains how animals can be used to reform hardened criminals. Then she makes her bunny play the piano.
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A quick look at what's on tap in the new Found Footage Festival show, coming soon to your city.
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This 1990 VCR game, hosted by Broadway actress Jane Alexander, combines the excitement of bird watching with the excitement of pressing play and pause on your VCR. It's the perfect activity for your family of over-act...
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We found not one but two copies of this video, starring Pastor Steve and Chippy the Church Chimp, at a Salvation Army in Iowa this year. The theme song, apparently sung by Patti LaBelle, kicks off this Christian puppe...
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This video is billed as a behind-the-scenes look at the "World's Smartest Cat," but it seems more like a vanity project to us. Princess Kitty doesn't seem as excited about her new outfit as the two crazy cat ladies are.
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Introducing Champion and his owner, Maryjean, a woman who's the dictionary definition of a crazy cat lady. More Cat Massage on the Found Footage Festival: Vol. 3 DVD.
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Highlights from a vaguely religious movie from 2003 featuring Curtis Armstrong as a CD-ROM video game developer and Gary Busey as an evil businessman who gets reincarnated as a dog. Quigley, where have you been all ou...
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In this video, found at a Salvation Army in Passaic, NJ, a couple of tolerant Weimeraner dogs are humiliated in the interest of teaching kids the alphabet. Seems like a small price to pay.
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In this homemade instructional video from 1992, a cat owner named Jill takes us through the long and overly complicated steps of toilet training a kitty. She also dabbles in poetry. More TTTF on the FFF Vol. 3 DVD.
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In this educational video, found in Kalamazoo, MI, kids learn about the world of worms through music, dance and a visit from the Worm Lady. Keep an eye out for the kid with a giant rat tail at the end. See more worms ...
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Just when you think you've seen every crazy cat lady there is to see, along comes Trisha Menke, a woman who's just begging to be played by Catherine O'Hara in a future Christopher Guest movie.
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This is a 1994 promotional video for a fair attraction which features macaque monkeys riding on the backs of miniature horses.
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Everybody's favorite cable access rabbit is back, this time with some canine friends! Found in Tucson, Arizona.
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Not the Rolling Stones documentary but equally tragic, this how-to video about training your shelter dog raises the question: wouldn't euthanasia be better than living with this family?
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Dearly departed Rue McClanahan hosted this well-intentioned 1990 video for new cat owners. Rue does an admirable job explaining cat care but loses control when some of her ornery cast of felines stop cooperating. See ...
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A small sampling of some of the weird and wonderful found footage on display in the Found Footage Festival Volume 6 DVD and live tour (2012).