Category: Kidz & Teens
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Run out of things for your kids to do in quarantine? Let Shari Lewis (and her puppets) show you 101 activities, some better than others, in this 1987 VHS tape that's mostly Shari rapping.
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This 1998 educational video proved that girls could do anything they wanted to do, including having extremely stilted conversations with female pilots.
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This 1985 exercise video for kids is hosted by America's pluckiest Olympian, Mary Lou Retton. Maybe a little too plucky.
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This shameless pitch for Retin-A acne medication tries to talk to teens on their level...by rapping! More "Acne Rap" on the Found Footage Festival Vol. 2 DVD.
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This timely 1991 Christian anti-rap expose attacks such gangster rap luminaries as Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer in the form of, what else, a rap song.
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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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Viewer Joe Blevins remixed the theme from the Russian kids video, Annobin Wap (aka The Lilac Ball), and it blew us away. We added the visuals from the VHS tape. Hear more of Joe's handiwork at https://bothofthemmarywo...
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Jack-of-all-trades/professional genie Hard Hat Harry leads our two precocious co-hosts on a tour of NASA and also teaches that, indeed, everybody poops. But astronauts seem to poop the most.
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These aren't even the weirdest scenes in the 1995 instructional tape, Basic Training for Boys. We watch the whole thing comedy writer Craig Rowin, who found the video in his college library, exclusively on Patreon. No...
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This video about saying no to strangers is hosted by a clown from Oregon named Blueberry, who is far more terrifying than any stranger we can imagine. Featured in Found Footage Festival Vol. 6.
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This safety video uses the latest cyber effects from 1998 to tell the dramatic story of a man overrun by cyberpunks, cyber viruses, and cyber predators, and the cyber detective who makes cyberspace cyber-safe again.
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This clip is from an acne treatment promotional video that tries to pass itself off as a hip, MTV-style talk show for teens. Annoying, although admittedly, if this were a real show, we'd be tuning in every day.
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CMSF is quite possibly the most ambitious public access show ever. Host Jim W. Hawkins has recorded over 500 episodes over the last 10 years. Who knew there was that much cheerleading news to cover?
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We've rounded up our holiday favorites into this cavalcade of Christmas crap, including a holiday special by Los Angeles weirdo Miss Velma, a public access Christmas show from Alabama's Dean & Company, The Holiday...
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It's cool that Chuck Norris lent his actual voice to this 1986 cartoon, but did we need to be constantly reminded of that fact by repeating the name "Chuck Norris" over and over? In a word, yes. See more of Chuck on F...
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In this 1983 VHS release of the Christian Canadian show, "Circle Square," a wise old neighbor teaches two kids about swearing.
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Fresh out of his first stint in rehab in 1989, teen heartthrob Corey Haim released this video diary to show fans that he was all better. And to answer burning questions like, "What does kissing really mean to you?"
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This clip is from a series called "Acquire the Fire," hosted by the venerable Ron Luce, that talks to kids in a manner they can all understand: outdated lingo. Found at a Salvation Army in Cleveland, Ohio.
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A promotional video for a company trying to sell plastic cups to kids as part of a new "sport" called speed stacking. It's actually pretty impressive, but at the end of the day, you're still just stacking cups.
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This 1992 exercise video by Mattel makes the bizarre choice of featuring a stop-motion animated Barbie, which gives the whole thing a creepy, "Clash of the Titans" vibe. Featured on the Found Footage Festival Volume 3...
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This comes from a Christian kids' show called "Quigley's Village." Naturally, there are puppets. Found at a Salvation Army in Lorain, Ohio.
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According to the back of the box, this video "uses rock music, humor and slick pacing to reach its teenage audience." It also happens to be the single most Canadian anti-smoking PSA ever produced.
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We taped this show off Madison cable access TV in 1992 and have been quoting it ever since. There's a lot to admire about the 12-year-old host, Mark: his catty dismissal of Captain EO, his strict adherence to the five...
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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...