Saturday, September 18, 2010

This would send me into therapy for fifty years

From a 70s sex education film. Guys, don'tcha hate it when this happens??



Yeah. Knock, mom. And take acting lessons.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

If her notes were to play a Steford Wife, then she nailed it. She reminded me a little of HRC. That is not meant to be an insult to either woman.

Dave from Athens

Richard said...

I'll presume that this was a sex education movie for parents.

A. Buck Short - back on the horse said...

You must have peeked? Well that’s two ways it’s virtually useless to some of us now. If it weren’t, this comment would have been the second thing I finished early this morning. Carpe diem, or anything else handy. Definitely worth at least two nostalgic Growing Up in the 60’s chapters?

I think we must all be with you on the acting, but at least the kid was damn good. Think he was using “the method?” Wonder who his “motivation” was?” Y’know, except for maybe that Apatow, they’re just not writing parts like this for young people these days.

Assuming this was your homage to Delaware’s own Christine O’Donnell, the Tea Party congressional candidate and her strong, uh, position, on the subject? Or the Borowitz Million Masturbator’s March? Which I think got on the bandwagon even earlier than the late night monologists. Can't believe I missed them all. Is SNL out of reruns tonight? Sir, you are making this way too easy.

PS: In Woodland HIlls, did they call the health class "hygiene" too?

Ian W. Hill said...

Actually, it's not a sex ed film for kids at all, but for parents and teachers on how to deal with sexuality in "Trainables," as they were known then. That is, the retarded. So the woman is speaking kind of odd to her kid because he's mentally disabled.

This is actually kinda needed, as there are plenty of mentally disabled who are "functional," but they go through an age where they start fooling around with themselves and have to be taught that it's something you don't do in public.

Not to bring anyone down and not find this funny anyway -- the whole film is certainly funny . . . and a bit unsettling at the same time.

IWH

Anonymous said...

Well at least we know how David Lynch was honing his craft in the early years.

Bill from Burbank

Mac said...

That is hilarious, even if I had to watch it through the gaps between my fingers.

"I'm glad you're doing it in the privacy of your own bedroom. . . unlike your brother, who's been barred from the mall again."

Tom Quigley said...

Think of this same video with Shirley Jones and Danny Bonaduce... She walks in on him and he ends up throwing a shoe at her and yelling "Get the fuck out of here!"...

Jeff Thomas said...

Kinda reminded me of the Harry/Dexter flashbacks in the first few seasons of Dexter...

I see you jerking that dead body off, Dex. I'm just glad you're doing it in the privacy of the plastic-covered living room that he brutally murdered three young boys...

Make love, not war, Dex...

Omnibus Driver said...

That is, without a doubt, one of the creepiest things I've ever seen. No amount of brain bleach will wipe that out. Gah!

Ian said...

Oh. My. Gawd!!

Anonymous said...

Now if Mom were played by Christine O'Donnell, she would be screaming hysterically, throwing shoes at him, and telling him that he was committing adultery . . .

RCP said...

Such parental warmth! She sounds like an announcer at the airport who informs us that there's been a gate change.

bevo said...

I realize this film is old but did the YouTube poster have to cut the last 11 seconds where mom says there are tissue papers above his bed and plate of warm cookies with a glass of cold milk after he is done.

Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA said...

HAHAHA ohh thanks for the laugh.

D. McEwan said...

Well, actually this did happen to me once, and I wasn't under a blanket either, but my mother had brains enough to leave instantly, and spend the rest of her life pretending it never happened. And knocking.

Paul Duca said...

You mean you haven't been it it already, Ken?

Will Teullive said...

That is creepy on so many levels, the least of which is not when mom asks little Ricky "It felt good didn't it?" What's Ricky supposed to say here? "Mom I gotta tell you I came like a mountain lion!!"

Tom Quigley said...

Double creepy: Mom says "Felt good, didn't it?" and he replies "Sure did, Mom! Wanna join me?"...

Jeffrey Leonard said...

According to Christine O'Donnell, now he will have to marry his hand since this is considered adultery.

iain said...

There's a LOCK on your door, champ. Next time, use it!

wv weryobs: lycanthropic soccer hooligans.

Anonymous said...

Nice the way he could focus on mom's voice when he resumed.

... But why are we assuming that she's the mom? maybe she's dad's new girlfriend, or his fantasy vision of the new psychologist at school.

D. McEwan said...

"iain said...
There's a LOCK on your door, champ. Next time, use it!"


Is there? I never had a bedroom door that locked in my parents' home.

WV: press. "Pull" would have been more appropriate.

Baylink said...

Ian: would it be trainables, or educables?