Encyclopedia Britannica has never been funnier (Video)

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    i will stop your firsts

  • http://sillytabs.com Daniel

    the guy above me is just as bad as the people who comment "FIRST" -_-

  • http://www.facebook.com/DavidMiller822 David Miller

    I remember this commercial as a kid. Before the internet, we actually had to use books for research.

    • petwookiee

      Yes, I remember this, and the Dienetics commercial played every day during Voltron/Transformers hour.

  • ellie

    im going to marry that guy :)

    • commentAmany

      he's probably in his 50's now.. :P

  • KMM

    The nostalgic factor is definitely there for those of us that were not born in the 90's and remember this.

  • Jimmy

    The so called greenhouse effect!! Gold!

  • its_forge

    Stan Freberg is a radio/audio comedian from roughly the beginning of Time Itself; his voice is readily recognizable by any member of my parents' generation (that would be people in their 70s give or take) who listened to radio or enjoyed the cartoons they showed in the theaters in the 50s and 60s. He created an album for example called "Stan Freberg's America" which is pretty darn funny. The blonde kid here is his son Donavan who naturally is also in the creative comedy biz, apparently a little further in the background than ol' Dad. I was wary of encyclopedia salespeople even when **I** was a kid; I was like hmm, what happens when something new goes down? We actually had encyclopedias in the house but they were frozen in time at like 1954. And look at that computer!!


    "The so-called greenhouse effect." @1:30, LOL

  • chrisdg74

    Sad part is I remember when this commercial was on TV(1992). You young-uns and your interwebs have it easy. We had to use those huge books.
    And, just to make sure I sound like an old man – "We had to walk uphill(both ways) in 2 feet of snow just to get to the library."

  • jamie

    i remember books .. i still read them ….

  • mipo2010

    I will proudly say that I am glad that I was educated before the internet age!!! When I was in college the big thing was Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 was suppose to change the world…

  • schango

    I remember this,but I don't remember the kid being do "nerdy" though.

  • BigDingo


    • BigDingo

      especially the "so-called greenhouse effect"

  • thetech2

    ahhh the printed word to that we owe our lives well that and midnight taco scoops love the computer in the background

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  • the real d. nozzle

    there was nothing funny about that at all. That commercial was annoying in the 90's and even more annoying today. thechive is really going downhill.

  • SweetAwesomeness

    i gotta give the nerdy guy props….he is wearing one of the best pairs of Jordans that were ever made!!!!

  • Steve

    Nice Guess jeans.

  • witty176

    hmm, disappointing.

  • ICP

    Fuckin' encyclopedias…how do they work?

  • Why Not?

    love the prepubescent voice

  • gary

    That was funny? Surely it was as banal and stupid as all adverts. OK, so the reference to ‘The so called greenhouse effect’ was classic US stupidity and as such was quite amusing. Hardly worth viewing really though.

  • Mike

    Stupid caveman and his books

  • CineRam

    I've had this commercial on VHS for a loooooooooooong time.

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