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Badbird 06-12-2011 12:36 AM

Short films from your childhood that used to play on TV (HBO, Disney channel, etc.)
 
Hey, does anyone remember any of the short films that used to play regularly on TV? If you grew up in the 70s and 80s, it was a pretty normal thing. I remember them mostly on HBO or the Disney Channel. For instance:

Dad, Can I Borrow the Car? - Anyone else remember this one? I honestly can't remember the list time I saw this - maybe twenty-five years ago, yet when I found the movie on YouTube, I started remembering every detail like I'd just seen in yesterday. But I never knew it was narrated by a young Kurt Russell. Plus, there were jokes that I never got until now.

Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind - A parody of Close Encounters that used to play on HBO a lot. I thought this was hilarious when I was a kid. I especially loved the scene with the singing mailboxes.

Hardware Wars - The classic. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll kiss three bucks goodbye.

Porklips Now - A parody of Apocalypse Now that totally went over my head as a kid. I only remember it because it was on a VHS tape featuring the previous two movies. All of the sudden, it's funny now.

The HBO Logo - Not exactly a short film, but this is the extended Feature Presentation short with all the cool miniature animation and the most kick ass theme music ever.

RustyRazor 06-12-2011 09:57 AM

LOL.
I remember "Hardware Wars". Always made me laugh (the only one in the room that was laughing, but screw everyone else).

Matchbox225 06-12-2011 10:05 PM

Tim Burton's Frankenweenie

Damone 06-22-2011 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Badbird (Post 3409313)
Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind - A parody of Close Encounters that used to play on HBO a lot. I thought this was hilarious when I was a kid. I especially loved the scene with the singing mailboxes.

Hardware Wars - The classic. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll kiss three bucks goodbye.

The HBO Logo - Not exactly a short film, but this is the extended Feature Presentation short with all the cool miniature animation and the most kick ass theme music ever.

Oh yeah. I remember these. A couple of other ones I remembered that was on HBO alot was,

Recorded Live - A guy goes for an interview and gets attacked by recording tape. Used to creep me out as a kid.

The other one I can't seem to find a name for it. I remember it being about a guy (possibly a janitor) that was locked in a department store overnight. The mannequins came to life and went after him. In the morning when the day person came in, he found the guy but he had been turned into a mannequin.

Gilpesh 06-22-2011 03:36 PM

Anyone remember a short from the movie channels called, I think, "In God We Trust," about a guy that gets hit by a car picking up a quarter?

Badbird 06-22-2011 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Damone (Post 3413663)
Recorded Live - A guy goes for an interview and gets attacked by recording tape. Used to creep me out as a kid.

The other one I can't seem to find a name for it. I remember it being about a guy (possibly a janitor) that was locked in a department store overnight. The mannequins came to life and went after him. In the morning when the day person came in, he found the guy but he had been turned into a mannequin.

I remember both of those, but I can't think of what the second one is called either.


How about Fish Heads? Very strange, and directed by a young Bill Paxton.

athf1980 06-22-2011 05:37 PM

the drug short film with bunch of animated cartoon characters from 1980's

Matchbox225 06-22-2011 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by athf1980 (Post 3413800)
the drug short film with bunch of animated cartoon characters from 1980's

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It's hard to believe something like this would get made today.

The Postmaster General 06-23-2011 03:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Badbird (Post 3409313)
The HBO Logo - Not exactly a short film, but this is the extended Feature Presentation short with all the cool miniature animation and the most kick ass theme music ever.

A couple years back I'd recalled a "making of" video they used to air on how they did that short. Did you ever catch it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Et_LsxlX8Y

Damone 06-23-2011 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Badbird (Post 3413781)
I remember both of those, but I can't think of what the second one is called either.


How about Fish Heads? Very strange, and directed by a young Bill Paxton.

I remember seeing this long version only about once or twice. Usually when I saw the Fish Head video it was the shorter version that started at the song.

HBO's Video Jukebox was always a great place to catch music videos in between movies.

Damone 06-23-2011 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by The Postmaster General (Post 3413990)
A couple years back I'd recalled a "making of" video they used to air on how they did that short. Did you ever catch it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Et_LsxlX8Y

Very nice find.

I haven't seen this in years.

Badbird 06-23-2011 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by The Postmaster General (Post 3413990)
A couple years back I'd recalled a "making of" video they used to air on how they did that short. Did you ever catch it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Et_LsxlX8Y

Hell yeah. I remember watching it when it first aired. Back then, HBO was like magic.

The Postmaster General 07-07-2011 01:52 AM

Not a short film, but do you guys remember The Terry Fox Story?

Damone 07-07-2011 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by The Postmaster General (Post 3420394)
Not a short film, but do you guys remember The Terry Fox Story?

I remember it.

For some reason the only reason why I do was because I think that was HBO's first attempt at producing their own original programming and they promoted the hell out of it.

HBO Original Films or something like that.


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