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RiffTrax Discussion => Shorts 2007 - 2008 => Buying Food => Topic started by: pstokely on July 13, 2008, 10:57:00 PM

Title: What did we learn
Post by: pstokely on July 13, 2008, 10:57:00 PM
Grayer does not mean better
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: Rattrap007 on July 14, 2008, 05:31:45 AM
not to buy three pints of oysters and grocery stores sell bowling balls as veggies...
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 14, 2008, 11:39:57 AM
I learned that educational films aimed at adults should still point out the blatantly obvious as if the audience was 5 years old....

Sorry to ask a question in "what have we learned" but: Who was the intended audience for this thing?
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: Bob on July 14, 2008, 12:22:50 PM
I learned that people in the 50's sure ate a lot of crappy looking food.
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: Rattrap007 on July 14, 2008, 12:28:50 PM
I learned that educational films aimed at adults should still point out the blatantly obvious as if the audience was 5 years old....

Sorry to ask a question in "what have we learned" but: Who was the intended audience for this thing?
I think it was probably shown to kids in High School or middle school during Home Ec.

But yeah almost any short talks down to people like they are 5.

[narrator voice]"Billy has a ball. Billy knows the ball is round. Can you think of anything else that is round?"
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 14, 2008, 12:40:19 PM
I learned that educational films aimed at adults should still point out the blatantly obvious as if the audience was 5 years old....

Sorry to ask a question in "what have we learned" but: Who was the intended audience for this thing?
I think it was probably shown to kids in High School or middle school during Home Ec.

It sure seemed to be written for high school or younger, but then all the people doing the buying looked to be 30+, not in the just getting out of college and starting on their own age group...  Maybe it was a "look at how stupid mom and dad are" approach to teaching, but somehow I doubt it.
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: skenderberg on July 14, 2008, 01:39:37 PM
I learned that educational films aimed at adults should still point out the blatantly obvious as if the audience was 5 years old....

Sorry to ask a question in "what have we learned" but: Who was the intended audience for this thing?
I think it was probably shown to kids in High School or middle school during Home Ec.

It sure seemed to be written for high school or younger, but then all the people doing the buying looked to be 30+, not in the just getting out of college and starting on their own age group...  Maybe it was a "look at how stupid mom and dad are" approach to teaching, but somehow I doubt it.
I dunno.  The first housewife to appear in the short looked like she was eighteen to me.

Anyway, I learned that if you have to chew your milk more than three times, throw it out.
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: Indomitus on July 14, 2008, 06:01:34 PM
Anyway, I learned that if you have to chew your milk more than three times, throw it out.
Nah.  Just keep lots of chocolate mix around.  That'll take the edge off it.
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: Darth Geek on July 14, 2008, 09:25:34 PM
I learned that water is wet and fire is hot. Thanks Rifftrax!
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Post by: CHF01 on July 15, 2008, 11:09:56 AM
I learned that I know who wears the pants in your family.  ;)
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: CM916 on July 16, 2008, 09:43:13 PM
"If it says 'corn' on the label, it's probably corn." Thankyou Mr. Murphy, the film failed to clarify such things.
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Post by: RoninFox on July 17, 2008, 05:01:34 AM
I learned that peaches are very complex, and that size isn't everything.
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Post by: Pak-Man on July 17, 2008, 09:35:10 AM
I learned that grocery stores used to be nothing but cans. Wow. :^)
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Post by: euphoriafish on July 17, 2008, 10:25:39 AM
I learned that there are actually people in this world who don't like cake!  :o
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 18, 2008, 01:24:47 PM
I learned that I really like Camp Lazlo, okay

Mr. Slinkman, okay
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Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on July 20, 2008, 06:01:11 AM
I learned that there are actually people in this world who don't like cake!  :o

After three pints of oysters, even cake wouldn't sound good to me. In fact I might project three pints of half-digested oysters across the room at the thought of strawberry icing.

I learned that I have to decide whether the higher price for Grade A hot dogs is worth not having to eat the hoof dust in the Grade B kind.
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: Bob on July 20, 2008, 06:06:46 AM
I learned that if you are a dinner guest of someone and they cook you a well-done meal with expensive foods, you should tell then that anyone could do that.
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: ninjacat11 on July 31, 2008, 06:02:53 PM
I learned to wear suits on Bean Night.

Also, first post FTW.
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: Earthbound_X on August 04, 2008, 09:12:32 PM
I learned if you have extra food left after eating, throw it in the garbage, not into the fridge.....RIGHT NEXT TO THE GARBAGE!!!!

I mean come on! Why did they throw it away?
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 05, 2008, 10:38:38 AM
I learned if you have extra food left after eating, throw it in the garbage, not into the fridge.....RIGHT NEXT TO THE GARBAGE!!!!

I mean come on! Why did they throw it away?

Because the fridge was full, lima beans were in season so they had to stock up on fresh ones!
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: ninjacat11 on August 05, 2008, 01:36:54 PM
That you can be driven to eat lima beans.
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: MST3Kgirl on October 05, 2008, 02:05:03 PM
to make sure that my son doesn't join a band called the skinless weiners  :gouge:
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: bratpop on November 22, 2008, 01:22:38 PM
I didn't learn anything. I still have no idea how to buy food! Help!
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: Doctor Who? on December 30, 2008, 11:32:42 AM
That is one of my favorite lines ever.

I spent the whole short laughing at the first line.

Also I learned that people will throw out a whole cake just because they don't feel like eating it at that moment.
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: bratpop on December 31, 2008, 01:20:07 AM
That was my favorite line from the short itself. They tired of the cake before eating it. WTF? They just got bored with the concept of CAKE and threw it out? What's wrong with these people? Really. These have got to be the stupidest people who never existed. A guy buy TONS of OYSTERS, fries them, thinks that's dinner, and the rest spoil while he and his wife are becoming tired looking at the delicious cake they bought. I get that they don't EAT cake OFTEN, but that doesn't mean you don't LIKE cake. It means you're not a serious fatass who eats cake all the time. Isn't this pretty common? I don't eat cake unless it's someone's birthday. But I don't buy a cake and then go, "Hmm, I don't eat cake very often... that must mean I only like it once a year." This film had to be so offensive to people on the bread lines in Russia. "Here in America, we buy cakes and then just throw them away! Haha, take that, commies!"
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 08, 2010, 11:57:25 AM
 ;D :clap: :clap: :clap:

That will teach them!
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 08, 2010, 12:39:13 PM
I learned that 1950's grocery stores must have had a strict "No Returns" policy...otherwise the two quarts of oysters and the cake could go back the next morning.

That men are only good for earning money. Never allow them to spend it.

That there are some people out there with "unlimited income" (since the short says that only "most" incomes are limited).

That grocery stores may be filled with rows and rows of shelves full of cans filled with stuff packed in heavy syrup and bowling ball sized mystery vegetables...and occasionally witches in Peter Frampton wigs who try to convince you that powdered milk tastes like the real stuff....but at least they don't have butchers who follow you home to sing about pork....
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 09, 2010, 12:00:31 AM
I learned that 1950's grocery stores must have had a strict "No Returns" policy...otherwise the two quarts of oysters and the cake could go back the next morning.

That men are only good for earning money. Never allow them to spend it.

That there are some people out there with "unlimited income" (since the short says that only "most" incomes are limited).

That grocery stores may be filled with rows and rows of shelves full of cans filled with stuff packed in heavy syrup and bowling ball sized mystery vegetables...and occasionally witches in Peter Frampton wigs who try to convince you that powdered milk tastes like the real stuff....but at least they don't have butchers who follow you home to sing about pork....

Yeah I mean even Bill Gates has a limited income,He can't just buy the earth so who was the narrator talking about?
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: Bob on November 09, 2010, 03:51:29 AM
Do stores (other than Dollar stores) still stock grade B and C canned items?   
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: Darth Geek on November 09, 2010, 05:22:25 AM
I learned that they expect us to be able to differentiate between the grade of fruits and vegetables IN A BLACK AND WHITE MOVIE!
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: Bob on November 09, 2010, 05:39:51 AM
I learned that NO FOOD looks appetizing in black and white.
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 09, 2010, 06:30:41 AM
I learned that they expect us to be able to differentiate between the grade of fruits and vegetables IN A BLACK AND WHITE MOVIE!

Yeah what was up with that?!

I am not sure I would be able to tell in color and they wanted me to be able to figure it out in Black and White?!

Oh and outside of food give a ways at church I have never in my life seen grade B or C cans of food.
Title: Re: What did we learn
Post by: Darkwalker on December 14, 2013, 09:56:01 PM
Hell even the commodity food we got when I was a kid wasn't grade B. Sure the boxes were plain white with only "Rice", "Cereal", "Powdered Milk", or "American Process Cheese" written on them, but at least they weren't Navy level food.