Snipets was a series of 30-second to 1 minute long short films for children which were produced by Kaiser Broadcasting, and later Field Communications. They ran on Kaiser/Field TV stations and were also syndicated to additional stations in the U.S.
One of the most memorable Snipets was the "Come Back Here Can", which showed kids how they could take a coffee can and a rubber band and create a toy that would roll back to them when pushed.
During its first year on the air, the theme song for Snipets was Popcorn by the bandHot Butter. The opening was soon shortened to eliminate the brief song clip.
Approximately 100 Snipets were produced between 1972 and 1978. They aired until approximately sometime in 1982 on Field Communications Stations, and held on for a few more years in sporadic showings on other non-Field Stations.
A common misspelling of these shorts is "Snippets".
Snipets" were a unique series of one-minute instructional shorts designed for use within general entertainment programs for children. Each sixty-second segment emphasized a positive human value such as love, trust, respect and team play, or demonstrated imaginative creativity with unimaginable materials such as weeds, toothpicks, and dried beans. Enhanced by many different production techniques, these short vignettes packed maximum teaching into one-minute while at the same time, providing attention-holding entertainment. Written by Rick Klein