In his 1955 autobiography, George Burns said of his first short, "The picture was not the greatest" and "the Warner Brothers were not happy" with it. Subsequently, Paramount commissioned him and Gracie Allen to make four shorts a year, which further irked Warner Brothers.
Gracie the Girlfriend:
George, you're silly.
George the Boyfriend: I'd rather be silly than be dizzy
Gracie the Girlfriend: Oh, I'm not dizzy, you know.
George the Boyfriend: No.
Gracie the Girlfriend: No, I've come to the conclusion I'm very bright.
George the Boyfriend: Oh, you made up your mind you're bright?
Gracie the Girlfriend: Yes.