1962 Bicycle Safety Film, “One Got Fat”

This 1963 bicycle safety film has kids dressed up as monkeys with weird nicknames and did I mention it has kids dressed up as monkeys? Well actually not fully dressed up as monkeys, but instead kids with masks and weird tails riding bikes. Watch as the one by one the kids are picked off through traffic accidents, stupidity and general slothfulness as they try and bike to the park to have a picnic lunch. I like when the one gets crushed by a steamroller. Nice! Eventually only one monkey is left and he gets to eat all the lunches, hence the “One Got Fat” title.

I think Roald Dahl and certain members of DEVO would appreciate this movie.


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