Ain't It Aggravatin' (1954)

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A sketch of human foibles that lead to major aggravations. Pete Smith's 'Mr. Fall Guy' Dave O'Brien has problems while attempting to park his car on a city street; he bumps cars in front of... See full summary »


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31 March 2009 | Michael_Elliott
Funny Short
Ain't It Aggravatin' (1954)

*** (out of 4)

Pete Smith short talks about all those aggravating things that happen when you don't want them to. Examples include going to park in a spot only to have someone cut you off. Another example is that parking spot that could fit two cars yet a park hog takes up both of them. Then we have Dave O'Brien playing your typical male trying to lay some concrete but he has to keep starting over once various problems come up. If you've never seen one of these Smith/O'Brien shorts then this would be a very good place to start. Smith's narration adds a lot of smiles and O'Brien's comic timing is right on the mark here. The physical comedy he displays has never really gotten any credit, which is a shame because he works perfectly as the guy next door with the string of bad luck. And yes, this is the same Dave O'Brien who played Ralph in REEFER MADNESS.


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6 February 1954



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