Buying Food (1950)

  • Published on Mar 20, 2011
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    A 1950 educational film about smart shopping habits and tips, which probably shown in Home Economics classes of the time.
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Comments • 402

  • Chaotic Good
    Chaotic Good 8 days ago

    That moment when you realise you are Henry.

  • tjlovesrachel
    tjlovesrachel 13 days ago

    I just wonder how the oysters were cooked

  • HyborianAge
    HyborianAge Month ago

    Raw milk is better than pasteurized.

  • polly foo foo
    polly foo foo 4 months ago

    This comment section is awesome.

  • Djavidian Mx
    Djavidian Mx 5 months ago

    1:36 Hipster Doofus

  • Solo Jo
    Solo Jo 5 months ago

    There are different grades of milk??

  • AdrianK Starz
    AdrianK Starz 7 months ago

    am i the only one who thinks if i were born back then i'd be seeing in black and white... like the steak is black and white and the hamburg is grey. i dont know if id be able to buy that if it was gray even the fruits and vegs are grey. lmfao i'd go insane. lmfaoo

  • Dead Pizza
    Dead Pizza 7 months ago


  • Sometimes Manic
    Sometimes Manic 9 months ago

    My husband went grocery shopping with me yesterday... I think my husband is Henry Slinkman.

  • Mike Delzoppo
    Mike Delzoppo 9 months ago

    "Henry, I'm going to sleep with a negro if you don't stop acting like a fool". Henry's wife.

  • Cameron Wilson
    Cameron Wilson 9 months ago +1

    3:11 I FORGOT in the 1960's you either baked it yourself.

  • Cameron Wilson
    Cameron Wilson 9 months ago

    Henry don't have 2 ducks shits and rabbits ass of what he's doing. Grab a pack of lucky's and a beer, he's like me :) I cant shop for shit

  • Mark Janssen
    Mark Janssen 10 months ago +1

    Henry Slinkman was subsequently arrested and charged with three felony counts of Impulse Buying.

  • Veronica Bolanos
    Veronica Bolanos Year ago

    I wasnt born till late 60's but, it was a better life then..So sad how the family has been broken and infiltrated into todays idea of a family. ill say no more..

  • J
    J Year ago

    5 years after WWII now you know why...

  • Bacon Cat
    Bacon Cat Year ago

    2:15 - Rape face.

  • karen marie
    karen marie Year ago

    LOL. I love this. Love looking at the styles,prices and how the man speak about women.

  • j walkin
    j walkin Year ago

    All vegetables look weird, the weirder the better.

  • Jerald Collins
    Jerald Collins Year ago

    Henry left the oysters in the refrigerator for 2 weeks before they had them again, and they both died of botulism poisoning.

  • Jerald Collins
    Jerald Collins Year ago +7

    I save money by buying my rutabagas by the ton.

    • Bacon Cat
      Bacon Cat Year ago

      Jerald Collins 😂😂😂

  • Jerald Collins
    Jerald Collins Year ago +2

    People were very excited in 1950, cuz it was the year food was invented. Prior to that you had to eat bugs and grass. For Christmas, dinner was a platter of gravel. It might sound icky, but it beats those horrible Jello molds they made later in the 50s.

  • Spontaneous-Vulgar-Lingual-Combinations

    Henry's a fucking moron 😂

  • Ral Deaver
    Ral Deaver 2 years ago

    I guess this was before 'leftovers' was a thing.

  • Mandy Simmons
    Mandy Simmons 2 years ago

    Is it me or is Henry Slinkman kinda hot?? LOL I've just had two chitty weeks in a row...due to idiots doing stuff I could not anticipate. So I've thought back to Henry Slinkman more than a few times and I had a nice little laugh. Those oysters make me think of da World famous Gene's Oyster Bar in my second home town of Panama City Florida. sigh.

  • Juci Shockwave
    Juci Shockwave 2 years ago +1

    We seriously need an updated video with this same information (except pricing of course), but have the same tricks and tips ideas to shopping. Kids today aren't taught, most kids aren't taught these important skills for daily living. I was fortunate to have most of my education within Special Ed., which means I had more reliable, sensible, real-world experience education, than my general/gifted counterparts did. I have people who are amazed by my buying habits and shocked at how much stretching my dollars can do. :) People would be amazed at how much one can buy healthily if they followed the steps shown in this video. I just wish this video had a modern day version, in color, so that I can pass on the knowledge to the next generation, who would properly find this black and white film rather dull and boring, even though the information presented is essential. Home Economics is just not an enforced subject matter in most high schools, especially not enforced in many cities and communities where the people need it the most. :~(

  • atomic3939
    atomic3939 2 years ago

    If Henry hadn't married the old hag to begin with...he could eat whatever the hell he wants.

  • Uriah Peep
    Uriah Peep 2 years ago

    Ol' Henry's wife ought to slap him next time he pulls this caper!

  • EraseMeWhole
    EraseMeWhole 2 years ago

    Damn. And that generation makes fun of mine because we put warning labels on everything. I didnt have to watch a video on how to buy food when I turned 18 and went out on my own..

  • GreedoUT
    GreedoUT 2 years ago

    It's a woman's duty.

    BEAVACUDA 2 years ago +59

    Lol, Henry:
    What the hell are these?
    Better get two.

  • auaiao9
    auaiao9 2 years ago +9

    Henry and his wife don't like cake? What's wrong with them??

    • Sean Furlong
      Sean Furlong Year ago +2

      It was a shop cake, back then most cakes were homemade so maybe they only liked homemade but didn't have enough money to bake one every day.

  • Tara Guidry
    Tara Guidry 2 years ago +6

    8:23 frozen food section. Today at Walmart the freezer section is five isles.

    • Hannibal Lecter
      Hannibal Lecter 3 months ago

      Frozen food back then was abysmal in quality. Ice cream was basically the only thing worth getting frozen.
      What they did was they would store food at 0°C for 24 hours to freeze it, effectively ruining the product. Now it's all flash-frozen.

    • Sean Furlong
      Sean Furlong Year ago +1

      Fresh vegetables would have been seasonal. But yes you are correct that canned vegetable were widespread. Here in the UK canned fruit was popular too.

    • Jerald Collins
      Jerald Collins Year ago

      Everybody ate canned vegetables back then. They were mushy and repulsive - except for corn. Frozen veggies were more of a luxury item, and fresh were very limited and pricey.

  • Captain Yooper
    Captain Yooper 2 years ago

    Damnit Henry, were those oysters worth the divorce? Now you're on the street with a moldy cake while your wife is running around with an excess of oysters. You fool

  • Ana Catarina N
    Ana Catarina N 2 years ago

    rutabaga is very popular in my country eaten in soup or boiled with kale :)

  • M W.
    M W. 2 years ago

    so I take it this was made before the invention of the leftover?

    • Sean Furlong
      Sean Furlong Year ago

      They didn't like the food so they didn't want to save it for leftovers.

  • j.denino57
    j.denino57 2 years ago

    This is depressing, thank God Julia Child came along and made food interesting.

  • amberola1b
    amberola1b 2 years ago

    Did anybody notice at the end of the film the eye of the Eagle looked like the symbol for the ussr

  • Brittany Bailey
    Brittany Bailey 2 years ago

    yeah because I can taste the fruits and vegetables through the screen

  • Hema Gurunh
    Hema Gurunh 2 years ago

    Henry's gonna be humping everything like an Asian kid on aderol.....

  • Canny Lou
    Canny Lou 2 years ago +11

    At least Henry took his ass to the store! I didn't think men were "allowed" in the 50's. 😂😂😂

    • HyborianAge
      HyborianAge Month ago

      Now it's allowed ladies playing basketball. What kind of cuck walks into a grocery store or a WNBA game?

  • Mia
    Mia 2 years ago

    Ahh damn it Henry

  • Eli Foust
    Eli Foust 2 years ago +1

    Remains good advice today.

  • Alvin E.
    Alvin E. 2 years ago

    At 5:48 these tomatoes are more colorful 😂

  • Chupacabra
    Chupacabra 2 years ago

    Henry's a dumbass

  • brian hixson
    brian hixson 2 years ago

    uhhhhhhhh why the Russian symbol????is the eye of the eagle is beyond me. wow!¡!!!!!!!!!! mind blown. booooom.

  • Delta Operator
    Delta Operator 2 years ago

    Henry is hungry so he buys 3 cans of Oysters? Wtf?

  • Canny
    Canny 2 years ago

    Ugh... lima beans....
    I also noticed the similarity to the Soviet hammer-and-sickle in the eye of the eagle at the beginning.

  • Learning To Fly
    Learning To Fly 2 years ago

    Henry Slinkman still eats 4 pints of oyster to this day.

  • TheRenaissanceman65
    TheRenaissanceman65 2 years ago

    1. Make a list
    2. Don't buy a big can if you won't use it all.
    3. Buy what's in season. (Just coming to the end of asparagus season here in the UK at the moment - love the stuff but soon that will be all until next April.)
    4. Know your meat and know how to make a good meal from cheap cuts.
    Hmmmm apart from graded cans, which no longer exist, still all good advice. Nothing ever really changes. All you'd need to add to this these days is the possibilities of discount supermarkets, like Aldi.

  • Texas3Step
    Texas3Step 2 years ago

    I guess most people didn't eat leftovers in 1950. We sure did, and my mom didn't give a shit whether we liked it or not. Clean your plate at dinner, or have it cold for breakfast, even the mushy, canned asparagus.

  • Donna DeQuire-Rios
    Donna DeQuire-Rios 2 years ago +17

    I just love watching these type of videos. Love the black and white film.
    I wasn't even born during this time,but i love them.

  • Rosemarie Kury
    Rosemarie Kury 2 years ago

    And this was before frozen foods too.

  • Rosemarie Kury
    Rosemarie Kury 2 years ago

    That husband looks like Eddie Fisher.

  • Rosemarie Kury
    Rosemarie Kury 2 years ago

    This is how the old mom and pop grocery stores were. Nowadays the oysters probably would be canned too. Love those prices too.

  • The internet stole my soul but it gave me Overwatch

    Go to Walmart if you wanna save money.

    Dumb bitch.

  • ezrabrooks12
    ezrabrooks12 2 years ago

    The one thing that I picked up on was (depending on a House Wife's Worth).What the Hell does that MEAN? I remember one year my Wife (A HOUSE WIFE/VERY SPOILED AND VERY WELL TAKEN CARE OF).She gave me a Card for my Birthday that said,I'll FUCK,SUCK,COOK AND CLEAN,BUT I DON'T DO WINDOWS! SHE went on to add a list of other things on the card, that she was WILLING AND WANTED TO DO! I looked up and said, I'LL WASH ANY DAMN WINDOW YOU WANT.Still Married,Still Fun.My HOUSE WIFE has a very HIGH VALUE!She gave me the card and a NIGHT I STILL REMEMBER!

  • Daphne
    Daphne 2 years ago

    Long before it was mandatory to mention all ingredients.

  • LadyDragonsblood
    LadyDragonsblood 2 years ago

    Wrong advice about the beans.... the larger can is cheaper for everyone.... what haven't heard of left overs? Who would throw away left over baked beans? Some of this is very confusing information.

  • Com005
    Com005 2 years ago

    Remember to update the canned goods in your fallout shelter every six months!

  • Scott Wiler
    Scott Wiler 2 years ago

    women back then douched so their husbands would come home to a nice smelling whisker biscuit and that's one of the reasons they stayed together so long back then