Protect and Survive
Season 1, Episode 21
Air date March 14, 2013
Written by Ben Minnotte
Directed by Ben Minnotte
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"Protect and Survive" is the twenty-first episode of Oddity Archive.


Ben discusses the British preparedness short film Protect and Survive, and riffs them.


  • Protect and Survive (Circa 1975)

Running GagsEdit

  • Opening Theme: "Pavanned" by Ben Minnotte
  • Closing Theme: "Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes)" by Kim Carnes
  • Company Name: Government's Mama Boy Productions
  • Very Last Clip: A skeleton reading a "Protect and Survive" booklet, with the Protect and Survive soundbite playing over it.
  • The Show That: "Gets neatly wrapped in cellophane and then gets buried in a shallow grave in the backyard."
  • Cardboard Box: Michael Crawford
  • Join Us Next Time: "When we are back in the states, and we interview the now 84-year old Bert the Turtle about his famous Duck and Cover film and how it changed the world and what he's been up to since." (Hears sirens)


  • When Ben says the "Join Us Next Time", he wasn't kidding about it.
  • According to "Ben's 10 Favorite Albums (Part 1)", this episode features a hidden nod to Steely Dan's "King of the World".