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The Dog Waltz

The Dog Waltz, written and performed by producer/composer Dani Rosenoer, and starring Bella the Dog.

Sesame Street’s Numerosity: Baker Number 10

Numerosity, also known as The Henson 10, also known around our house as The Baker videos: this is number 10 in the series of number shorts by Jim Henson for the first season of Sesame Street in 1969. While the bak...

Charlie Chaplin in the lion’s cage: The Circus (1928)

In this scene from The Circus (1928), a Charlie Chaplin classic film and now a favorite in our house, Charlie gets trapped in a lion's cage. It required around 200 takes with a real lion, and is one in a series of sil...

Two Dogs Dining

An internet classic: Two Dogs Dining by Charlotte & Kristian Septimius Krogh. And if you like that one, here’s another with audience reactions: Le dîner de Mariele.

Charlie Chaplin’s dinner roll dance

This is Charlie Chaplin performing one of the most memorable moments in film history: the dinner roll dance, or table ballet, from the silent comedy classic The Gold Rush (1925).

Sesame Street’s Mad Painter paints the number 7

Sesame Street’s Mad Painter paints the number 7, starring Paul Benedict and featuring Stockard Channing and Jerome Raphel. We especially love the jaunty silent film-style music. After th...

Donald O’Connor performs Make ‘Em Laugh

One of the many classic scenes in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), the brilliant Donald O’Connor performs Make ‘Em Laugh.Follow it up with these two: Gene Kelly singin’ and dancin’ in the rain, an...

Rowan Atkinson: Invisible Drum Kit

Here’s Rowan Atkinson and an invisible drum kit, from his Live! performance. Updated video.

Chico Marx plays the piano (and an apple)

Chico Marx plays the piano (and an apple) for his brother Harpo in this 1940 clip from the film Go West. There are more classic clips and more Marx Brothers in the archives. 

The classic mirror scene from The Marx Bros’ Duck Soup (1933)

From 1933, the classic mirror scene from The Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup. (A great DIY comedy activity, too!)  Thanks, @MichaelGTV.

I Love Lucy: Candy Factory Conveyor Belt

There were a lot of kid giggles when we watched this — his first glance into the world that is I Love Lucy. I had forgotten that it was set up by an antiquated husbands vs wives plot, but at least this 1952 sc...