By Jean Bentley
Updated January 12, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST
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Would you have been popular in the 1940s and ’50s? Judge for yourself via a video from Coronet Instructional Films. The company made educational films for teenagers during the mid-20th century, and they’re now in the public domain.The clips are hilariously outdated, like my personal favorite: ”Are You Popular?” (embedded below). Some are disturbingly outdated, like ”Boys Beware,” which claimed that all homosexuals are murderous pedophiles. Coronet shorts are best viewed by gathering your most sarcastic friends and watching MST3K-style. (In fact, several videos actually were on MST3K.)

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