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The Relaxed Wife


If Dr. Seuss had made an educational film about "how to relax," it might have turned out something like this utterly bizarre 1957 short from Pfizer labs. With rhythmic narration, intentionally comical moments, trippy, whacked out visuals (and disembodied hands!) and a late endorsement for the tranquilizer Atarax, this weird little short is truly one of a kind (in a 5,000 Fingers of Dr T sort of way)...  The short starts out looking kind of run-of-the-mill, as a young wife tells her overstressed husband how to relax, but when the dream sequence begins it ascends to an entirely different level!  Interestingly, dialogue from the film was sampled on Everclear's 1997 album "So Much for the Afterglow" under the title "Ataraxia" as the intro to "Normal Like You."  If you've got 14 minutes to spare, there are certainly worse ways to spend it than watching this demented cult oddity!







No, "The Relaxed Wife" isn't a porno.  Go look somewhere else, pervert...


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