There exist countless tons of hidden cultural artifacts that were never meant for public consumption, all commissioned by private companies or corporations for exclusive distribution to their own employees and executive boards. The collectible 1979 McDonalds flexi-disc is a fairly well known example. I find such things fascinating when they surface. Since I haven’t worked directly for a huge corporation since I think probably 1995, I honestly have no idea if such things even happen anymore. Oftentimes, they’re worthy bits of cultural product, made by perfectly reputable entertainers. Such an example that I ran across recently easily won my smile. It stars the late, great comedian Jonathan Winters—in his prime, no less—performing a variety of roles in this goofy film for the edification and enrichment of Caprolan nylon rug salesmen, back in 1960! It’s hokey, safe comedy befitting the audience and era, but Winters is as charming and funny here as he ever was. Enjoy!
Previously on Dangerous Minds
A seldom-seen side of comic genius Jonathan Winters, 1973