So You Want to Wear the Pants (1952)

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18 November 2014 | MartinHafer
8
| While the joke occasionally wears a bit thin, it is a better than average Joe McDoakes short.
This Joe McDoakes short begins with Joe (George O'Hanlon) and his wife (Phyllis Coates) having a HUGE argument. Both thinks their job in life is the worst and cannot understand why the other isn't more sympathetic. So, they magically change bodies--complete with Joe's body having his wife's voice and vice-versa. Then, each experiences the drudgeries associated with working at the office or being a harried housewife. Much of it is mildly funny--but a few of the scenes (such as late in the film) are quite funny. While this short is far from a must-see, it is funny--something that distinguishes it from some of the other films in the series. Well worth seeing and one of the better entries in the McDoakes shorts.

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Oh! You Beuatiful Doll
(uncredited)
Music by
Nat Ayer
Played briefly when Joe puts on the robe

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Comedy | Short

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