Smithlin, an ABC Family Online Original, is a series of videos parodying the workplace environment. Written and produced by Liz Cackowski and Robin Shorr, the videos were developed in 2007. Directed and edited by Maggie Carey, the Smithlin online videos feature the fictional Smithlin Corpation as a stereotypical office environment with typical employees acting out in atypical ways. Presented as instructional videos, Smithlin teaches the viewer to participate in behavior normal for their company but odd for any other office environment. For example, employees are taught to make every task into some type of gym exercise in hopes to encourage physical fitness throughout the company. Every employee of the Smithlin Corporation adopts the dry, sarcastic tone that is presented to the viewer by hosts Susan P. Anthony and Janelle Sangiocomo. Instructing in topics like company healthcare, office fitness, and violence in the workplace, Smithlin is a hysterical take on instructional videos.