A Blast From The Past: Duck and Cover

Let’s face facts.  We live in a scary world and it’s not getting any safer.  However, before we all give up on the future, maybe we should take a look at the past.  With that in mind, it’s my pleasure to share the 1951 educational short film Duck and Cover.  

Seriously, if Bert the Turtle can survive then I think there might be hope for us all…

This is the epitome of one of those things that simply has to be seen to be believed.  That said, if I was a child in the 50s, I think Duck and Cover would have provided me with some comfort.  After all, Bert is just so cute and the Duck and Cover song is kinda catchy.

One response to “A Blast From The Past: Duck and Cover

  1. The “Duck and Cover” educational film was used as a plot device(!) in the “Quantum Leap” episode entitled “Nuclear Family” (yes, the “Duck and Cover” clip is shown on a television set watched by some children). “Bert the Turtle” is even referenced multiple times in the episode.

    It’s actually one of the best episodes of “Quantum Leap”. Speaking of which, Sam Beckett’s lament about the stupidity of the “Duck and Cover” educational film is easily one of the funniest things in the entire serial (although as I’ve alluded above, it plays a key part of the episode at a later point).


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