So You Want a Television Set (1953)

  |  Comedy, Short

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Joe and Alice buy a television set and, due to some excuse, or another, the neighbours begin to drop in, stay to watch television, and raid their refrigerator. To escape the turmoil, Joe ... See full summary »

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30 October 2017 | MartinHafer
| A rather self-serving edition of Joe McDoakes
The story begins with Mrs. McDoakes insisting they have a television...although she had already bought one before she even asked Joe about it. Soon, their dopey neighbor arrives to mess things up and when the television is actually working, lots of moochers show up to watch TV.

"So You Want a Television Set" seems to be an incredibly self-serving installment in the Joe McDoakes series. After all, the short film is all about why having a television set is lousy and overrated. And, at the end, there's a cameo by Doris Day and Gordon McCrea in order to promote their latest film! Because of this and the lack of big laughs, I'd consider this among the weaker entries in the series.

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Comedy | Short

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