It’s 1945 and Betty has decided to throw a formal dinner party for Bob. Two other couples have been invited. She’s feeling pretty good about her manners until the housekeeper notes a mistake or two. Betty’s parents are nowhere to be seen so they must be off skiing and leaving poor Betty to learn manners on her own.
Even though he is the guest of honor, Bob has to play the role of host and is completely stressed out about it. He even ends up spilling his milk and forces Betty to pretend that nothing is wrong as she wrangles an olive pit.
And all the while some man is doing a play-by-play voice over analyzing Betty and Bob’s poor manners while their friends seem to have gotten a handle on the whole etiquette thing before attending this party.
After watching this educational film, I was left with one question: Why didn’t anyone clean up the spilled milk?