We even set up the perfect 800 telephone number to promote the Video: 1-800-222-RUDE
As proof that we produced a high quality How-To Video can teach good manners, we had the honor of being chosen as the then-relevant Hot Video of the Week by Entertainment Weekly Magazine http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/entertainment-reviews/9507191050/week, and recommendation in the then-widely-read L.A. Times http://articles.latimes.com/1995-06-16/entertainment/ca-13838_1_laser-disc-format
And now, our Video is showing up on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/The-Manners-Monster-Rudy-Dinner/dp/B000SPL4K2, eBay.com http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Manners-Monster-VHS-/3233569 and other sites of someone selling a rare VHS copy http://www.filmbug.com/asin/B000SPL4K2
What is especially heartening to see is Fan feedback, 15 years later, after many of the children who originally saw the video have grown up– and credited the Manners Monster Video for teaching them the table manners they use as adults.
As a former video viewer related on his blog, he learned real-world lessons from the Manners Monster Video that have benefitted him as an adult:
“We were seated at tables furnished with white table clothes, and way too many glasses and pieces of silverware. I felt suddenly grateful for the horrendous “Manners Monster” video my younger brother and I were forced to watch as punishment when we were younger, as it reminded me to start on the outside.” Austin P: http://austinsitalianlessons.blogspot.com/2008_09_01_archive.html