Friday, January 19, 2007

Toothache of a Clown


This film attempts to calm childrens' fear of the dentist by having a very scary clown get a cavity filled. Nitrous oxide-inspired!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is precisely the sort of thing that "Look Around You" parodies so well.

Anonymous said...

This is precisely the sort of thing that "Look Around You" parodies so well.

Chris Sobieniak said...

For a minute there, I thought that was the title to a Smokey Robinson & The Miracles song! I've got some stanky Encyclopeadia Britannica films in my collection too. That circus music gets used a lot in other films I saw (typical BGM stock library at play here).

Still seems kinda odd for a clown to get a toothache after having shown that he does take care of his teeth anyway. Not a great set-up personally.

I had one of those little pieces of photo paper stuck in my mouth when the dentist took an X-ray to show that my permanent teeth were creeping up to push my baby teeth out my mandible, at a time when I didn't get all my baby teeth out, resulting in my permanent teeth having grown in place, cuasing me to have two sets of teeth for a while before I got 'em all out once I was 18 (but at least my wisdoms come in perfectly and I haven't been to a dentist since).

Anyway, it should be noticed "Look Around You" otherwise was meant to be a spoof of similar series of films that were produced and aired on BBC and ITV channels in the 70's and 80's during their "Schools & Colleges" program blocks, though I assume the North American output seen in schools share in the same glut of being too campy and bizarre by today's standards. I remember seeing a lot of that goofy stuff as a 6 year old back when schools didn't always update their equipment, often resorting to showing dated gems of the 70's in a mid 80's environment.

Anonymous said...

I love to show this clip at HELL, especially for the dream sequence with the creepy teeth people and the over sized dental drill. So painful to watch...

 
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