A dense assemblage of excerpts from television commercials juxtaposed to a soundtack of extraordinary facts about human beings. MADE FOR TELEVISION presents a humorous and critical view of TV advertising manipulation.
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Mildly amusing. The final statement has since been proven incorrect. The brain grows new neurons and constructs new neural pathways as needed, esp. in the case of injury.
Extremely witty! Watch how the soundtrack lines up perfectly with the classic commercials. I really enjoyed this one.
The facts are interesting, the images carefully assembled to enhance them. I would have given this another star if it weren't for the slightly irritating "Forrest Gump" imitation of the narrator. Still, I don't resent having invested four minutes to watch.
I always keep an ear to the ground for bizarre facts I can whip out later at dinner parties. This short delivers them by the bucket-full, and at breakneck speed too. Toss in a montage of vintage television commercials and you have yourself a stimulating and satisfying little diversion.
I liked the videos. The narration was a little cloying so I turned the sound off.
Fascinating and bewildering. Appropriate for a documentation of physical trivia and tv commercials.
Very stylized. Many of the facts are now common truisms. Truth be told I couldn't make it all the way through.
I enjoyed every bit of this except for the overdone fake accent on the narrator.
Odd and interesting facts; entertaining and often heinously manipulative advertising images.
Awesome facts and hilarious footage
Wow, that was very odd, but oddly entertaining.
Are you being programmed? No. It's already happened to you, long before you could even spell the word.
a lot of facts there i didn't know!
I don't know why this film is narrated by the voice of a cartoonish hick. I do know that the narration is unmistakeably from Ripley's Believe It Or Not. The value of the commercial clips is more in the ups and downs of their intrinsic strangeness than in the cleverness of their juxtaposition with Ripley's factoids.
Worth the 4 minutes!