Dating dos and don"ts: See the creepy instructional film for teens from 1949


Dating dos and don"ts: See the creepy instructional film for teens from 1949

“Dating dos and don”ts”: See the campy and creepy instructional film for teens from 1949

1:38 AM on 6th June 2011

Educational: A 1949 instructional film called

Educational: A 1949 instructional film called “Dating: Dos and Don”ts” was recently rediscovered and released online. It features a young man named Woody who wants to go on his first date

Beware pretty girls:

Beware pretty girls: “It”s too bad Janice always acts so superior and bored, she”d make a fellow feel awkward and inferior”, the narrator says

Ticket to adventure: Young Woody got lucky with a golden ticket to the

Ticket to adventure: Young Woody got lucky with a golden ticket to the “Hi-Teen Carnival”; now he needs a date!

Helping hands: Woody gets some sound advice from his cool older brother Ed, and some support from his mom, though she

Helping hands: Woody gets some sound advice from his cool older brother Ed, and some support from his mom, though she”s a bit odd

Lesson 1: Before Woody can have his first date, he must ask a girl. His first few attempts don

Lesson 1: Before Woody can have his first date, he must ask a girl. His first few attempts don”t go smoothly, but he eventually learns the ropes

Classic family: Woody

Classic family: Woody”s parents mean well, though they put the pressure on by regaling him of their epic first dates as youth

Sweet Ann: Ann tells her sceptical younger sister that a good date doesn

Sweet Ann: Ann tells her sceptical younger sister that a good date doesn”t require an expensive dinner, it”s all about “having a good time”

Yum: Before long, Woody and Ann have a wonderful date at the carnival. They share hot dogs, play some games and enjoy each other

Yum: Before long, Woody and Ann have a wonderful date at the carnival. They share hot dogs, play some games and enjoy each other”s company. That wasn”t so hard, was it

Big finish: Woody has to try several takes before he can get

Big finish: Woody has to try several takes before he can get “saying goodnight” down pat