->"Hey, I like my family ''as a friend!''"\\
--'''Mike Nelson''', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.

''A Date with Your Family'' is a 1950s [[BlatantLies absolutely-not-propaganda]] film meant to teach children basic manners to use when sitting together with their families for dinner. Considering the changing lifestyles and demographics of the last half century, this film may seem a tad outdated.

For tropes and episode details related to the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please check out the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E02InvasionUSA episode recap page]].
!!The short provides the following tropes.
* BeYourself: Twisted, probably unintentionally. "With your own family you can relax, be yourself. Just be sure it's your ''best'' self."
* CluelessAesop: "It's nice to spend time with your parents/children, and being polite helps!" What's wrong with that? Well, this film, for one thing...
* CrapsaccharineWorld: TheMovie.
* DinnerAndAShow: Despite the repression and formality modern audiences see throughout the film, the onscreen family's dinner eventually turns into this trope as an example of what audiences shouldn't do.
* NamelessNarrative: Everyone is named for their roles. Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, and Junior for the little one.
* PhoneaholicTeenager: {{Averted|Trope}} and {{discussed|trope}}. Brother isn't on the phone for too long before hanging up, while the narrator explains it is never good to monopolize the phone.
* StayInTheKitchen: The short's expectation of women. [[SarcasmMode Shocking, we know]].
* TitleDrop: "Do you begin to see now how ''A Date With Your Family'' can be a truly special occasion?"

->'''Crow:''' This makes me want to heat up a Libbyland dinner and eat in front of the TV.