In this spoof of public-school educational films, young Mary Jane asks the question, "What is gravity?" After asking various (dysfunctional) family members without success, she then asks Dr. Waxman of the Karl LaFong Foundation for Gravitational Research (motto: "heads in the clouds and feet on the ground"), who explains that gravity is caused by a substance named GR12. Unfortunately, the world is running out of GR12. The cartoon character Jiminy Gravity then explains (in song) how we can conserve gravity with such practices as sitting on the floor and carrying helium balloons. Written by
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Initial prints of this short film featured a scrolling cast list which credited performers Michelle Stacy as Mary Jane and Mitzi McCall as Mother. Later prints presented the cast in two still screens, with Mary Jane credited as "Herself" and Mother credited to "Lil Cocker." Most likely this was due to both actresses being members of SAG and the short's non-union status. See more
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The Jiminy Gravity Song
Written and Arranged by David Wechter
Sung by David Frishberg See more