With the relatively new distraction of television, families would sometimes pick up dinner and adjourn directly to the couch to watch their favorite program — all of this, of course, long before the days of VCRs and streaming video allowed us to watch whenever we wanted.
Apparently, some folks thought there was a need to combat this alarming trend.
Long before this short film was skewered mercilessly (and hilariously) by Mystery Science Theater 3000, “A Date With Your Family” was aimed right at those folks who zoned out in front of the boob tube while forking down some chow. – AJW
“A date with your family” (1950)
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