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Gravity (1976)

Short | 8 min | Short, Comedy

In this spoof of public-school educational films, young Mary Jane asks the question, "What is gravity?" After asking various (dysfunctional) family members without success, she then asks Dr. Waxman of the Karl LaFong Foundation for ...See moreIn this spoof of public-school educational films, young Mary Jane asks the question, "What is gravity?" After asking various (dysfunctional) family members without success, she then asks Dr. Waxman of the Karl LaFong Foundation for Gravitational Research (motto: "heads in the clouds and feet on the ground"), who explains that gravity is caused by a substance named GR12. Unfortunately, the world is running out of GR12. The cartoon character Jiminy Gravity then explains (in song) how we can conserve gravity with such practices as sitting on the floor and carrying helium balloons. Written by Anonymous See less
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Writers
David Wechter | Michael Nankin | John Lowe (additional material) | Natalie Bloom (additional material)
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Updated Nov 30, 1976

Release date
Nov 1976 (United States)

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16 cast members
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Michelle Stacy
Mary Jane Mary Jane   See fewer
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David Frishberg
Father / Jiminy Gravity (voice) (as Dave Frishberg) Father / Jiminy Gravity (voice) (as Dave Frishberg)   See fewer
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Mitzi McCall
Mother Mother   See fewer
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Arica Reinhardt
Big Sister Big Sister   See fewer
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Keith M. Cutler
Boy Friend Boy Friend   See fewer
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Lillian Wechter
Great Grandma Great Grandma   See fewer
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Ed Bloom
Dr. Thornton Waxman Dr. Thornton Waxman   See fewer
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Jerry List
Yo-Yo Scientist #1 Yo-Yo Scientist #1   See fewer
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Claude Baxter
Yo-Yo Scientist #2 Yo-Yo Scientist #2   See fewer
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Sid Cohen
Egg Scientist Egg Scientist   See fewer
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Jerome Wechter
Upside-Down Scientist Upside-Down Scientist   See fewer
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Norm Cutler
Outdoor Scientist #1 Outdoor Scientist #1   See fewer
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Jack Blum
Outdoor Scientist #2 Outdoor Scientist #2   See fewer
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Konrad Schloss
Outdoor Scientist #3 Outdoor Scientist #3   See fewer
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John Schwartz
Clipboard Scientist Clipboard Scientist   See fewer
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Larry Van Nuys
Narrator (voice) Narrator (voice)   See fewer
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8.1 / 10 | 65 votes