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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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In this exclusive bonus clip from the FFF Volume 5 DVD, we learn how to be a model from a variety of how-to videos found at thrift stores. Featuring appearances by Denise Richards, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen and the heads...
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When VHS was a new format, the possibilities were endless. Enter VCR board games, a pseudo-interactive way to play games using an onscreen narrator as a guide. This montage features Nightmare (1991), The Fisherman VCR...
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The members of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers wax philosophical about being superheroes, keeping up with homework and their favorite junkfoods. This tape was found at a suburban Philadelphia Goodwill.
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Dearly departed Captain Lou Albano appears on Vince McMahon's short-lived talk show to demonstrate pumpkin carving techniques and teach everyone the true meaning of Halloween–dirty jokes and fake laughs.
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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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Found at a thrift store in Sacramento, this DVD is an instructional video put out by an Elvis impersonator to train other Elvis impersonators, who take it very seriously. Here, he offers pointers on how to keep your f...
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In this video, found in a suburban Philadelphia Goodwill, Goldie Hawn speaks inappropriately to pre-teens about sex and creeps everyone out. More Goldie Hawn and kids on FFF Vol. 4 DVD.
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A bonus clip from the ultra-bizarre exercise video by former porn star Traci Lords, as featured in the FFF: Vol. 1 DVD. Old habits die hard.
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From Kathie Lee's Rockin' Tots Cafe, a short-lived rip-off of Pee-Wee's Playhouse (what parent would buy this for their kid?!). Warning: This physically hurts to watch.
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In this instructional video for a terrifying beauty device called the Rejuvenique Face Mask, host Linda Evans tells you about the benefits of electrocuting your face. Featured in the FFF Vol. 2 DVD.
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Looking good is hard work, but these miracle products (and their accompanying instructional videos) promised to make it easier to get tighter skin, better groomed hair, and cleaner sinuses. Included herein: The Flowbe...
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This montage of computer instructional videos tells you everything you need to know about computing in the mid-90s, via rappers, white guys, old people, and the cast of "Friends." Featuring The Family Guide to Compute...
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Hip-hop was born on the streets of the Bronx but was quickly co-opted by white kids in the suburbs, corporations, sitcom stars, pregnant ladies, Jewish mothers and Christian pirates. Featuring Blazin Hazen, Alyssa Mil...
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A few years ago, Nick had a cable access show called "Talkin' Beards" on a Manhattan cable access channel. On this particular episode, Nick and his bearded guest, Chris Elliott, take a viewer's call.
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Our friend Cristina found the trailer to this movie on a 1989 home video release by Vidmark, a company whose previews were always better than the movie you were about to watch. This one features Grease's Eddie Deezen,...
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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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This instructional video, starring Linda Blair from "The Exorcist," starts out with a jokey premise, but the revenge tips that Blair and company offer are far too well-thought-out and far too illegal to be anything bu...
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In this New York Mets video, baseball great Mookie Wilson sings a song about believing in yourself. Inexplicably, it features football, cigarettes, and scientists.
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In this insider peek into the real life of former teen heartthrob Chad Allen, the "Our House" star talks about his interests, making sure to stress that girls are on that list. Another fine entry in the "Corey Haim: M...
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Today we honor the memory of America's brave men and women who fight in the Marines, Air Force, and Navy. Sorry Army. If Frank Woehrle had recorded a song for the Army, we would've honored you too.
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A behind-the-scenes look at Mike Ditka's follow-up to the wildly successful Superbowl Shuffle music video. Instead of starring the charismatic 1986 Chicago Bears, this video stars working class folks called "Grabowski...
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Happy Mother's Day! One of the earliest videos in the FFF collection (circa 1992), Mr. T's "Be Somebody...Or Be Somebody's Fool" remains an all-time classic. Here, T intervenes in a diss battle by breaking into a rap ...
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Singer, heartthrob, and softball enthusiast Michael Bolton brags about how good he is at softball (and how generous he is) in this perplexing instructional video. More Bolton on the FFF Vol. 1 DVD.