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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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Just when you thought you'd seen it all, along comes Rent-A-Friend. Released in 1987, this video was intended for lonely people with VCRs. Pop in the tape and, voila, your new friend, Sam, is in your living room. We d...
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This clip is dedicated to the dogs who bravely promoted KTZO news in the late-80s.
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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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We cut together even more highlights from the 1987 video dating reel given to us by David Cross. More Video Dating can be found on the FFF Vol. 4 DVD. Perfect for those who've decided that they're lonely.
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In honor of Cyber Monday, we dug through the archives for the most cyber-est video we have. And this was the best we could find. Own this clip on CyberDisc.
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Carole Maggio, facial exerciser to the stars, takes us through some basic, humiliating facercises in this 1996 VHS gem.
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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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This high-concept video was meant to provide virtual love and companionship to very lonely women, whose ideal boyfriend was apparently a gay British man.
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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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This home movie, labeled simply "Memorial Day 2000," documents a memorable Memorial Day weekend in Northern Michigan, where things quickly devolve into Lord of the Flies-like debauchery. Stay tuned for the explosive e...
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This comes from a tape called "Bible Truths for Children," which is a compilation from a Texas Christian kids' show. We really don't know what's creepier: the guy proposing that the girl join his choir or the fact tha...
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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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We've been finding this guy's sing-a-long videos all over thrift stores in southern Wisconsin for years. I guess you could call it the luck of the "Irsh."
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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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Here he is to make Valentines Day, or any day, sexier and more confusing...David! Uncut! This tape came to us from comedian David Cross. It's called "Video Mates" and it's awesome!
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A little boy's dream to play football becomes a nightmare when a flamboyantly dressed man named Wishing Well Willie shows up with his talking breast pocket.
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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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Sometimes we wonder how Jesus does it. Can you imagine being on the receiving end of this prayer? Christ! More Jesus crying on FFF Volue 5 DVD.
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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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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.