Finally, the film depicts the perceived danger of immediately kissing the girl good night, or of just leaving her at her door, and instead urges the viewers to say a friendly goodbye, ending with a promise to call next week.
As Woody prepares for his date with Anne, he receives hints from his older brother, who is already an expert at dating; for instance, Woody's brother tells Woody to act like his "natural, talkative self" while on the phone, and says that Woody does not have to bring Anne flowers on her first date.
As such, Woody, who has always just hung out with friends in groups, contemplates asking a girl out on a date for the first time in his life, but being inexperienced, he doesnt know how to go about it or how to act on the date. The prettiest girl or the most outgoing girl may not be the best choice, but rather the girl with who he thinks he would have the best time may be.
His older brother Ed may be able to give Woody some pointers as his own examples of what he does from the time he talks to the intended to ask her out to the time he drops her off at the door after the date is over.
After Allan Woodrow, AKA "Woody," receives a ticket to the carnival for "one couple," he realizes that he'll need to find a date: "One couple. The film takes us through the phases of dating, from picking the right gal, to best practices for calling her, to proper goodnight etiquette.
After running through a number of fraught scenarios, Woody learns the best way to get the girl -- and keep her.
This allows the filmmakers to create an idealized scenario for a perfect first date.
He really had to rate to date somebody like her." Still: "It's too bad Janice always acts so superior and bored.
She'd make a fellow feel awkward and inferior." Perhaps the more grounded Betty?
He’s at work on a book about Los Angeles, A Los Angeles Primer.
From Coronet Instructional Films, dating advice for teens ... Just me and a girl." But Woody's never asked a girl out.