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Assignment: Venezuela (1956)

| Documentary, Short
An American goes to work in the booming oil industry of Venuzuela.




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An American employee of Creole Petroleum Corporation comes to Venezuela to start his new job on the Lake Maracaibo (which he mistakenly thinks is narrow) oilfields. He sees the country's sights and it's cities, which impress him with their modernity, and learns Spanish while preparing for his family's arrival. Written by Jonathan D. H. Parshall <parshall@citcom.net>

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Our man in Venezuela: Pee Wee Herman
8 February 2005 | by (Coastal Maine) – See all my reviews

Oh this would have been an awesome short to have on a regular episode, probably as cheesy as any other short that MST. This was supposed to be part of a CD-ROM that MST never made, along with a short about mylar. Anyway pasty oil company employee from the US is sent down to Venezuela to make sure that not only the locals know how to drill correctly but also to criticize the narrowness of Lake Maricaibo (though he does try to back out of this view) He narrates to his family back in the USA on how wonderful Venezuela is (obviously not filmed in any of the slum ridden sections)Well heck he doesn't want to scare the family, they're moving down too. Anyway in the end mom and kids (who knows more Spanish than dad)join them in their new host country, hopefully mom will be safe down there since she has no skin pigment whatsoever!!

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