Coily, the Creepy Brainwashing Spring

John’s friend Sam directed us to the funniest video ever today.

coilyA Case of Spring Fever is apparently a promo film made in 1940 by the Jam Handy Organization. It follows one man’s unlucky encounter with “Coily,” a sinister industrial mascot that is out to prove—in a voice that is both screechy and crotchety—that life would be unlivable without the magic of coiled bits of metal.

The first half of the 8-minute video is like a really annoying, mundane episode of The Twilight Zone, which then seems to drive our hero to Asperger’s syndrome in the second half. I recommend that you watch it twice, because it just gets much funnier the second time around.

Thanks, Sam!

4 thoughts on “Coily, the Creepy Brainwashing Spring

  1. This short totally shows up in one of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes! Google tells me that it’s episode 10-12, Squirm.

  2. Now there’s a show I haven’t seen in a long time. This is definitely perfect Mystery Science Theater material.

  3. Aw, I love MST3000! I totally used to watch it when I was a kid and I miss it. I once rented “The Invasion of the Pod People” and it was hilarious.

    This clip kinda reminds me of a warped School House Rock educational film.

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