A Joke on Grandma
A Joke on Grandma is a silent short comedy film from 1901, produced by Edison Manufacturing Company and directed by Edwin S. Porter(?).
The film shows the old familiar game, "Hoist the Sail," played on an unsuspecting grandmother. Grandma is seated in a big chair, with her six charming granddaughters gathered about her. They stand over Grandma counting up to six, when up goes Grandma into the air. Suddenly they let go their hold and down comes Grandma. Grandma retaliates by seizing one of her granddaughters and giving her a sound spanking (F/f).
This is one of the earliest films known that feature a spanking scene. The actors are not known. The survival status of A Joke on Grandma is unknown.