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Most Awkward chair ever

And yet, when it comes to ergonomic design: allegedly the LEAST awkward chair ever… Benefits of divided Salli saddle chair seat explained (FINALLY!):

Butt wipe extender: Buy yours today

Is there REALLY a market for devices to aid in the butt wiping process? Enough to justify an infomercial? of COURSE. Holding Toilet Paper In Your Hand Is “Really Archaic And Disgusting” – Amen to that!

Lets all go to the lobby

“Let’s All Go to the Lobby” is a 1957 animated musical snipe played as an advertisement before the beginning of the main film. It featured a family of four talking concession stand products, singing “Let’s all go to the lobby to get ourselves a treat” (to the tune of “We Won’t Be Home Until Morning”) and walking to the concession stand.

The trailer was animated by Dave Fleischer (producer of Popeye cartoons) and produced by Filmack Studios of Chicago, a company that specialized in snipes. It was part of a series of Technicolor trailers aimed at alerting audiences about a theater’s newly installed concession stand.

In 2000, “Let’s All Go to the Lobby” was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Further color snipes, such as ones using a clock and featuring singing and dancing hot dogs, popcorn boxes, candy bars and other concession stand products took their cue from this trailer. Those targeted at drive-in theaters directed their patrons to the snack bar. Such shorts are still used for this purpose.

“Lets all go to the kitchen” – Milk commercial by the America Dairy Farmers

The sequence was also parodied in several episodes of The Simpsons, including “Burns’ Heir” and “Wild Barts Can’t Be Broken”

-And the DVD of The Simpsons Movie:

In Grease, Danny sings his Sandy song in front of a drive in screen, which is playing clips of dancing foods.

The short is also referenced in the webcomic The Order of the Stick.

A local rib joint makes a loosely based variation:

The film Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters parodies this short by having heavy metal band Mastodon (appropriately portrayed as food items not fit for consumption) interrupting a group of movie snacks singing a similar song called “Groovy Time for a Movie Time” filled with sexual innuendo. The band then proceeds to sing their own song about the inconveniences and annoyances of movie theaters and audiences, entitled “Cut You Up With a Linoleum Knife” threatening to perform the titular act (and other acts of violence) on any viewer who does not follow movie etiquette:

Frank DeCaro’s “Out at the Movies” segment on The Daily Show began with modified film of the food singing “Let’s go out at the movies…with Frank DeCa-ro!” and featuring an image of DeCaro’s face responding enthusiastically to the animated hot dog.

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In an episode of Two Stupid Dogs, the pair spend most of their time at a drive in theatre attempting to make their way to, and then purchase food from, the snack bar after the little dog sees a similar snipe.

In the Futurama episode “Raging Bender”, Hattie McDoogal shouts “Let’s all go to the lobby” when Bender picks a fight with the “Ultimate Robot Fighting” Champion in the middle of the cinema.

In a season four episode of the sitcom Two and a Half Men, titled “Smooth as a Ken Doll”, both Charlie (Charlie Sheen) and Myra (guest-star Judy Greer) are drunk and singing “Let’s all go to the lobby…” in the back seat of Charlie’s brother, Alan’s (Jon Cryer) car, after returning from a movie.

There is a commercial for Comcast that features the four talking food snacks singing “It’s time for movies on demand” and features the chocolate bar get taken by the family dog.

In the opening sequence to The Animation Show, animator Don Hertzfeldt used this jingle at the end of his short entitled “Welcome to the Show”.

The southern California improv team, The Lobby, is named after the song. The group originally intended to use the song as introduction music, but they have rarely done so.

In the Scrubs episode My Life in Four Cameras, when asked by Carla what their song is, Turk begins humming the tune. However, Carla refers to it as the “Let’s All Go to the Movies” song.

Huberts Mr Bubble Hijinks

From Lileks:

Grandma – dressed up like someone from the 1910s, of course, just as the Grandmas of today dress like it’s 1961 (shudder) – utters a line usually associated with spinsters: A MAN! This was the classic old-maid response to a fellow who was anywhere but where he was supposed to be; it differs from the utterances of younger, ugly spinsters-to-be, who pronounced the word MAY – un.

CBS Saturday Morning Commercials 1991

1. Fido Dido bumper (Slippers)
2. Credits to “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures (with Hanna-Barbera Flintstones First 30 Years logo)”
3. Froot Loops (Dream)
4. Fido Dido bumper (Ball)
5. “Morton & Hayes” Promo
6. CBS 1991 ID (This is CBS)
7. Galley Cabinets
8. WPEC TV12 ID (Doppler WeatherNet)
9. Fido Dido Bumper (Notebook Paper)
10. Cinnamon Toast Crunch (Where in the World is Wendell?)
11. “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey”
12. Flintstones Push-ups.
13. Fido Dido Bumper (Notebook Paper 2)
14. Fido Dido Bumper (underwater)
15. Post Fruity Pebbles (Super Fruity Zone)
16. “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” toys.
17. Mini Chips Ahoy.
18. “Muppet Babies” Promo
19. “Rescue 911” Promo
20. Fido Dido Bumper (Pocket)
21. Fido Dido Bumper (Photo Booth)
22. Cheerios
23. Crayola Crayons and Markers
24. McDonald’s (101 Dalmations)
25. Fido Dido Bumper (Photo Booth 2)
26. Grosso Jacobson Productions and Pee-Wee Pictures logos.
27. Fido Dido Bumper (Puddle)
28. Dino Pebbles
29. Fido Dido Bumper (Orange Tree)
30. CBS 1991 ID
31. TV12 & You

1. Fido Dido Bumper (TV Antenna)
2. Barbie Hawaiian Ice Party
3. Crunch Berries (Now brighter)
4. Super Nintendo (A bit more…)
5. Fisher-Price (Surprises)
6. “Back to the Future” Promo
7. “The Girl with the Crazy Brother” Promo
8. “Major Dad” Promo (The Look is CBS)
9. Fido Dido Bumper (TV Remote)
10. Fido Dido Bumper (Hammock)
11. Twinkling Thumbelina
12. “Fievel Goes West” Commercial
13. Frosted Flakes (Eye of the Tiger)
14. Fido Dido Bumper (gARField)
15. “Claymation Christmas Celebration” Promo
16. CBS Olympic ID (This is CBS)
17. WPEC Doppler 12 Weatherschool
18. Publix
19. Eckerd (Walt Disney World 20th Anniversary)
20. WPEC TV12 ID (Project Thanksgiving)
21. Fido Dido Bumper (Light Bulb)
22. Baby Oh-no
23. Mr. Potato Head
24. McDonald’s (Her House)
25. Home Alone VHS (with Pepsi rebate offer)
26. Addams Family Cereal
27. Fido Dido Bumper (Midair Couch)
28. Fido Dido Bumper (Dots)
29. Fisher-Price (Heroes)
30. Cinnamon Toast Crunch (House of Mirrors)
31. Barbie Hawaiian Ice Party
32. Fido Dido Bumper (Dots 2)

1. Garfield and Friends Bumper
2. Fido Dido Bumper (Swing)
3. “The Little Mermaid” Talking Ariel Doll
4. Campbell’s Dinosaur Soup
5. Post Honey-Comb
6. “Circus of the Stars” Promo
7. “Grimmy” Promo
8. Fido Dido Bumper (Swing 2)
9. Fido Dido Bumper (Fishing)
10. Fisher-Price (Our Work is Child’s Play)
11. “Fievel Goes West” commercial
12. Crayola Crayons and Markers
13. Tonka Cupcakes
14. Fido Dido Bumper (Leap Frog)
15. Fido Dido Bumper (Filmstrip)
16. Tyco Magic Bottle Baby
17. Frosted Flakes (Eye of the Tiger)
18. Tiger Ducktales and Talespin LCD Games
19. “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” Promo
20. “Brooklyn Bridge” Promo (The Look is CBS)
21. Fido Dido Bumper (Pogo Stick)
22. Fido Dido Bumper (Shower)
23. Where’s Waldo World Game and Waldo Doll
24. Addams Family Cereal
25. M.C. Hammer Doll
26. McDonald’s (A Day in the Life 30sec ver.)
27. Fido Dido Bumper (Paint)
28. “Mother Goose and Grimm” credits (with Film Roman logo)

Japanese camera craps pictures

Sometimes getting away with a lie requires teamwork

What if the world actually worked together to help each other lie to their girlfriends and wives?

Saturday Morning Commercials circa 1988

-WTVR Channel 6 Station ID
-Perfume Pretty Barbie
-My Buddy/Kid Sister
-Rice Krispies
-Fruitjuicers Lifesavers
-Oreo cookies
-Kool Aid Coolers
-Cap’n Crunch
-Sunkist Fun Fruits
-McDonalds Pinball
-Charles Fishburne Halloween PSA

-McDonalds–Gettin’ Into the Rhythm with Muppet Babies
-Garfield and Friends
-Corn Pops
-Flip/Mighty Mouse
-Dolly Surprise
-Snifferific Instant Quaker Oatmeal
-Campbell’s Soup
-Berry Bears Fruit Snacks

Cocoa Krispies–Fred Savage
Fashion Star Fillies
Little Clowns of Happy Town
Chips Ahoy Mystery Theatre
Giggles Cookies
Fruity Pebbles
Cap’n Crunch Toys R Us Great Toy Giveaway
Real Ghostbusters Action Figures
Tang–Claymation Lips
Crispy Critters

ABC Commercial Bumper
Golden Grahams–“Happy Together”
Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
Hi-C–My Time
Crispy Critters
Little Clowns of Happy Town
Island Fun Barbie
LifeSavers Fruit Juicers
Chef Boyardee Dinasaurs
Kool Aid Wacky Warehouse

DuckTales commercial bumper
Micro Machines
Fruity Pebbles–Barney Raps
Power Wheels–GI Joe Tracker
Count Chocula–Bigfoot
Honey Nut Cheerios
Nosy Bears
Buckle Up PSA–Supergirl
DuckTales commercial bumper


Sega Master System–After Burner
McDonald’s–Cosmic the Alien happymeal
Apple Jacks–Rock and Roll
Fruity Marshmallow Krispies

Its a Swing Wing!

Gap Kids: “Girls”

Gap Kids commercial from ’99, featuring a variation on Arling & Cameron’s “How About the Boys?”