RVOD099 An Aquarium in Action

(1970s-ish, Educational/Short, color)


Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy

Is it possible that this aquarium has just a little too much action?

Rating: **

In a Nutshell:

An aquarium... in ACTION!


Correct PH balancing in action.Elementary school students narrate about their aquarium. They describe the functions of various fish and subaquatic arthropods. Guppies, for instance, should not be allowed to cannibalize their own children. Snails and algae eaters, however, should be allowed to eat algae. I, uh... I guess there isn’t anything else to say about it.


Nope, nothing to say about it in this space either. Huh. I guess you either find decorative fish fascinating or you don’t.

A few favorite comments: At the beginning we see that the film was made by Xerox. “From the people who give you hideous copies of your coworkers’ asses,” says Bill. As disembodied voices from the elementary school class trade off narration duties, Mike says, “[That’s] either the teacher, or somebody hit puberty in a hurry.” After a long day of piscine feeding and mating habits, Kevin ends the short with, “Mommy, today I learned about cannibalism and infanticide!” Considering the dullness of the subject matter, the riffers did a decent job with it. There’s not much more to it than riffing on a fish tank, though.