Funny 1969 short film by Matt Groening's father Homer


17 Responses to “Funny 1969 short film by Matt Groening's father Homer”

  1. thekinginyellow says:

    about 6 minutes in is the futurama production company tag sound!!!

  2. HyperShadow says:

    Anyone else notice the bubble sounds (around 6min30s) are the same as those used at the end of Futurama?

  3. k7aay says:

    Disappointing: Not a single bikini until 3:23.

    However, there ARE swamp buggies at 0:13 and 1:03-1:44. Yee Haw, lets take the Mile o’ Mud to the <> Sippy Hole!

  4. mace says:

    Lol i’m splitting my sides looking at this, such good lyricism in words and pictures alike! Top feelgood-material, i’m saving this for future use on a lousy day :)

  5. Joe The Wizard says:

    This is a little bit how I imagine James O. Incandenza’s industrial films.

  6. Donald Petersen says:

    Wow. Paramount in 1969. After Easy Rider, the studios would put their name on anything at all that might appeal to those wacky kids.

    Thumbs up to them for that.

    • Ugly Canuck says:

      Hmmmm….that is an example from life: that desperation and exigency may sometimes lead to the discovery of virtues and talents which otherwise would have remained hidden.

      • Donald Petersen says:

        Yep. Might be the last time their instincts were right. At least from my perspective.

        The studio mindset that brought us Stephen Sommers and Michael Bay turned out to be hugely profitable, which after all was the virtue they were looking for all along.

  7. doingdoing says:

    D’oh! Homer might be droppin’ acid. The clown in the boat was a lil’ creepy.

  8. Anonymous says:

    His voice has a Mister Rogers vibe going on. Pretty funny stuff.

  9. Brainspore says:

    Aw, you made it sound like there would be more bikinis.

    So, all that talk about color and no mention of the filmmaker’s freakishly yellow skin?

  10. Anonymous says:

    My system started showing the “system tool” virus shortly after viewing this and the honey badger video.

  11. Anonymous says:

    That sound (and the bit of video in the Curiosity Company production logo) are from another of Homer Groening’s films, A Study in Wet:

  12. Stefan Jones says:

    Homer also did some clay animation things. The one I saw looked a bit like the “Penny” segments that ran on “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.”

  13. Captain Obviousness says:

    The format and humor is very similar to Bruce Brown’s 1966 surf movie The Endless Summer.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Homer wrote and directed ads for Jantzen swimsuits so he probably shot this footage when he was
    working for Jantzen on location. That’s why you see the “Bikinis” Homer taught a summer course on film making in 1974 with Matt as his assistant. He was mean to Matt. I always think about that when I watch the “Simpsons”

    • penguinchris says:

      Interesting information. Where are Jantzen bikinis today? The ones in the film were quite cute (the models help of course) :)

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