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A Date with Your Family (1950)

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Educational short showing how you should never show any emotions at the dinner table.

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Two teenage kids come home from school and look forward to dinner with the family - it's a date. Mom and sister do the cooking, set the table, and arrange a bouquet. Brother does homework then helps junior, the youngest, clean up. Dad gets home from work, joins the boys for pleasant conversation, then it's time to eat. The narrator emphasizes the importance of being relaxed and pleasant. The family illustrates a few dinner table "don't"s, then good manners and good sense reassert themselves. Table manners, pleasant and unemotional conversation (good for the digestion), graciousness, and ceremony mark the event. All families, no matter how poor or busy, should have these dinner dates. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Seven minutes' worth of color, silent outtakes exist for this short, which offers an interesting insight into how the short was made. (see video clips) See more »

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Narrator: With your own family you can relax. Be yourself. Just be sure it's your best self.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion USA (1994) See more »

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A violent argument erupts over whose day was more pleasant!
6 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stupid, boring short about how you should show no emotion or individuality at the dinner table. I'm glad I wasn't around in Fifties after seeing this flick. ;) MST3K rightfully tore this one up and spit it out. Eleven stars for that. The short itself gets zero.


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