Instructional Videos/Teaching Films

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Re: Instructional Videos/Teaching Films

Post by Kitty » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:10 pm

Here's a bit of an odd one. It would be so perfect for mst3k to do. Poor Kitty.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt6cY_MqHMs
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Post by donnie » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:09 pm

That was an interesting one, and yes, kind of odd, but likable. One thing I found strange was that the girl's voice sounded like that of adult—they must have used a woman with a child-like voice, for some reason.

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Post by Kitty » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:27 am

Yes, I noticed that, too. Reminds me of that twilight zone episode The Bewitchin' Pool where they did that to the girl.
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Post by donnie » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:42 pm

Here's Ron Popeil selling the Chop-a-Matic.

Really a vintage informercial, but we'll classify it as an instructional film. ;)

Actually I'd like to have one of these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGo7W_mbWCE

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Post by Kitty » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:50 pm

Oh! Do you remember the video with the man selling knives? That one was cool!
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Post by donnie » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:52 pm

Yeah! Was just thinking about that one...

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Post by donnie » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:54 pm

Just found a vintage Chop-o-matic on ebay and bought it—in the original box. :D

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Post by Kitty » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:58 pm

donnie wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:54 pm
Just found a vintage Chop-o-matic on ebay and bought it—in the original box. :D
Awesome! Post a picture when you get it! I wonder if they ever thought that so many years later their advertisement would still work :)
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Re: Instructional Videos/Teaching Films

Post by Kitty » Tue May 09, 2017 8:51 pm

I finally got around to watching that little infomercial.... My goodness, that guy was sure fake in tone, don't you think? I don't like him one bit. The way his voice trailed was kind of creepy. I suppose this was a common marketing tone of voice? You're supposed to be persuaded to trust your salesman. I don't!
I bet your Chop-O-Matic cost more than 3.98. :lol: you should write to the company if they're still in existence and complain. baha ho ho. :ugeek:
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Re: Instructional Videos/Teaching Films

Post by donnie » Tue May 09, 2017 9:30 pm

Kitty wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 8:51 pm
I finally got around to watching that little infomercial.... My goodness, that guy was sure fake in tone, don't you think? I don't like him one bit. The way his voice trailed was kind of creepy. I suppose this was a common marketing tone of voice? You're supposed to be persuaded to trust your salesman. I don't!
I bet your Chop-O-Matic cost more than 3.98. :lol: you should write to the company if they're still in existence and complain. baha ho ho. :ugeek:
Yes, mine cost more than $3.98 all right (but not all that much more, considering inflation). However, when it came I found a part was missing, the bottom-most sleeve. It still operates without it, but I can't put large things like eggs in it. I need to contact the seller and ask if they happen to have it...probably pointless though...

I didn't find him unlikable, but you know what his voice and delivery sounds like to me? A carnival barker or patent medicine salesman of the old days ("Step right up folks...tellya what I'm gonna do...."). I wonder if he learned his sales technique in an actual setting like that. Later on in the 80's and 90's, he had a more natural sales presentation on the Ronco informercials.

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