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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 two-part video series from 1989 was hosted by members of the U.S. National Video Game Team, who, if memory serves, brought home the gold for America in the 1988 Olympics. These are secret video game tricks. They ...
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Our favorite rock vocals instructor is back, teaching his apprentice Christopher how to sing the word "may." We think these two should have their own sitcom. See more of Christopher on the FFF Vol 4 DVD.
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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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In our years of collecting VHS, we've learned that all arts and crafts videos are boring. But this one, an instructional video for the Magical Rainbow Sponge, is the one exception to the rule. The host, Dee Gruenig, i...
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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 video is for all the cowboys out there who wanted to learn trick roping and had VCRs. Look out for the dainty cowboy at the end.
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In this hockey instructional video, a very intense instructor with a mustache demands that we have more fun playing hockey. Found at a thrift store in Michigan.
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A bonus clip from a 4-DVD set designed to show you how effective Cold Steel weapons are, as featured in FFF Vol. 4. Here, our lovable host advocates playing blowgun games with the whole family.
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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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This video extols the virtues of rollerblading in an aggressively hip way, while demonstrating the importance of helmets in a manner that rollerbladers can easily understand.
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A bonus clip from this DVD on how to sing rock & roll, featured in FFF Vol. 4. We love the gentle host with the wisp of cotton candy hair. Found at Second Best Thrift Store in Queens, NY.
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A heavy metal guitar instructional video starring an Owen Wilson-looking rocker named Doug Marks, as featured in FFF: Vol. 4. Is there anything more rockin' than over-explaining your shipping policies?
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This 1997 instructional video can't decide whether to be informational or sexy and, as a result, succeeds at neither. Tedium has never been this topless.
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Found at a Salvation Army in Detroit, this instructional video tries way too hard to make Magic: The Gathering seem fun. It fails colossally.
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This video purports to teach children how to be safe from strangers and then proceeds to mock those same children by showing them how ignorant they are. Pretty good strategy if you ask us. This tape was found at a fle...
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This clip from a video entitled "How to be a Real Man," found at a flea market in Berea, Ohio, shows hip teenagers that life isn't only about Demolition Man posters, Counting Crows CDs and dressing like a bumbling und...
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This public access show out of Austin, TX was intended as an instructional video for non-English speakers.
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After one of the greatest intros ever committed to VHS, "Total Self Defense" introduces us to host John McSweeney, a guy who could kill a man with a single blow but is still exceedingly polite to his assistant, Paul. ...
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Merle Ellis, the host of Mastering the Art of Carving, has a very soothing voice.
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Donna Barrett-Gilbert, the unmistakably Christian hairstylist with credits on "Star Trek V," "Rambo III" and "Walker, Texas Ranger," takes us on a rambling journey through the horrific world of wig styling. More on th...
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We find a lot of potty training videos at thrift stores, but "I Gotta Go!" might be the catchiest one of all time. Plus, there's a chimp at the end.
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This Halloween arts and crafts video from 1996 appears to be fueled entirely by vegetables and dry ice. Hosted by the easily impressed Sharon Anderson.