Who, for instance, should Woody ask to join him at Central High's Hi-Teen Carnival? " asks the voice-of-midcentury-authority narrator." "Well, one thing you can consider is looks.
Woody thought of Janice, and how good-looking she was.
This kid is destined for great things such as taking someone's eye out with a dart. :) I swear, the guy who is running the Balloon/Dart Booth looks like Jack Webb in disguise! films like this did NOTHING to make anyone feel better about their fears of looking stupid in social situations.
Note the direction the thing goes during the scene with the snobby girl. I cannot believe this sily little film caused all the controversy in the reviews below. You still felt like you were the only one in the world who just did not fit in...
Instead he should ask a girl who is "fun." He is similarly told to be straightforward and not to insist that his potential date give up some other activity for him.He’s at work on a book about Los Angeles, A Los Angeles Primer.From Coronet Instructional Films, dating advice for teens ... Just me and a girl." But Woody's never asked a girl out.As such, Woody, who has always just hung out with friends in groups, contemplates asking a girl out on a date for the first time in his life, but being inexperienced, he doesnt know how to go about it or how to act on the date. The prettiest girl or the most outgoing girl may not be the best choice, but rather the girl with who he thinks he would have the best time may be.His older brother Ed may be able to give Woody some pointers as his own examples of what he does from the time he talks to the intended to ask her out to the time he drops her off at the door after the date is over.
Finally, the film depicts the perceived danger of immediately kissing the girl good night, or of just leaving her at her door, and instead urges the viewers to say a friendly goodbye, ending with a promise to call next week.