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Kids, don't try this in real life.


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Thinking about some of the things that you see in classic hollywood films that are ridiculously unrealistic and downright dangerous if ever attempted in real life, by normal people. For example - Ever think about the car scenes where the driver looks lovingly at his wife or girlfriend while he is driving on a busy highway or a dangerous mountain road that is poorly lit? They kiss, embrace (the driver takes care to only use one arm), etc. Then there are the fights, arguments, deep discussions that go on during driving scenes. In real life something like that would result in a terrible accident taking the life of the driver, passenger, and any oncomming vehicles or innocent bystanders that happen to be in the car's path. Yet, on film they drive along blissfully unaware of their surroundings and accident free. Can you think of any other every day activities in classic hollywood films, by normal average folks, that would rate the tagline "don't try this at home"?

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Buster Keaton wall falling stunt.

 

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The child actress Baby Peggy did her own dangerous stunts like in "Helen's Babies" where she crawled out of a 2 story window, walked across the roof to get to the next room.

 

The TV series "Call of The Wildman" has the disclaimer at the beginning *Don't try this at home.*

 

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> {quote:title=SonOfUniversalHorror wrote:}{quote}...but the Stooges were surreal, not always realistic. There's a difference there...I think the original post's intent were things that normal people do that's odd.

 

 

Exactly, not comical stunts that are supposed to be dangerous, but dangerous things done by your normal average joe or joan like taking your eyes off the road while driving or laying down to relax with a lit cigarette.

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> {quote:title=infinite1 wrote:}{quote}

> Exactly, not comical stunts that are supposed to be dangerous, but dangerous things done by your normal average joe or joan like taking your eyes off the road while driving or laying down to relax with a lit cigarette.

 

Kinda like this gang from the Hal Roach studios who seem about to go out joyriding in

an over-laden car -- and don't miss the guy in the jumpseat !

 

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Well, I was kinda thinkin' of Barbara Stanwyck as Annie Oakley here, and how in one scene she shoots a cigarette out of the mouth of the German Kaiser.

 

Nope, I don't think little girls, let ALONE little boys, should ever try doin' THAT!

 

(...well, that Is IF anyone could even FIND a German Kaiser anymore in this day and age anyway!) ;)

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>>SonOfUniversalHorror wrote:...but the Stooges were surreal, not always realistic. There's a difference there...I think the original post's intent were things that normal people do that's odd.

>infinite1 wrrote: Exactly, not comical stunts that are supposed to be dangerous, but dangerous things done by your normal average joe or joan like taking your eyes off the road while driving or laying down to relax with a lit cigarette.

 

Sorry about misinterpreting it. Find any other ideas or clips?

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