"It's the only town that goes in 6 directions," Brooklynite Phil Foster says of San Francisco in this 1956 travelogue, "East, South, North, West, Up, and Down."

The gem of a short, shared to Reddit from the Prelinger Archives, is written by Arthur Cohen and features expert narration from Foster, best known for playing Frank DeFazio on Laverne & Shirley and for his thick Brooklyn accent.

"Just about when you think you've got the hang of it you run into Lombard street," Foster continues, "which not only goes down, but goes around and around. Lombard Street has the distinction of being the crookedest street in the world. Guess they've never heard of Wall Street." Somebody bang some cymbals!

Barring a racist joke or two (okay, several), the humor is as timeless as the city itself. Enjoy.

Related: See S.F. in All Its Glory, Via Car, Circa 1955