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1. So You Want to Be in Pictures (1947)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Aspiring actor Joe McDoakes blows his first part at Warner Brothers and has to settle for being a stand-in.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Jack Carson, George Chandler

2. So You Want to Be a Detective (1948)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Crime, Short

7.1
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Joe McDoakes imagines himself as a private detective on a murder case. Throughout the film, he spars verbally with narrator Art Gilmore.

Writers: David Swift, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Kit Guard, Charles Horvath

3. So You Think You're Allergic (1945)

Passed | 11 min | Comedy, Short

5.7
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Average Joes have struggled throughout the centuries to deal with allergies like hay fever, and Joe McDoakes is no exception.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Knox Manning, Barbara Billingsley, Gene Sheldon

4. So You Want a Television Set (1953)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.9
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Joe and Alice buy a television set and, on some excuse or another, the neighbors begin to drop in, stay to watch television and raid Joe's refrigerator. To escape the turmoil, Joe leaves ... See full summary »

Writers: George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, Gail Bonney, Ralph Brooks

5. So You Want to Be a Salesman (1947)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Joe McDoakes is new at selling vacuum cleaners and, despite using every technique and approach in the manual, he fails to sell even one, as his wife also refuses to buy one. He is fired and ends up doing singing commercials on the radio.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Leonard Bremen, Jane Harker

6. So You Want to Be a Baby Sitter (1949)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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Writers: Snag Werris, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Phyllis Coates, Billy Gray

7. So You Want to Learn to Dance (1953)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.3
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Joe McDoakes is invited by his boss to a swanky dance. Joe admits he can't dance and the boss gives him a lesson in the office. At the dance, Joe is a social failure and makes many mistakes... See full summary »

Writers: George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Jesslyn Fax, Creighton Hale, Jack Mower

8. So Your Wife Wants to Work (1956)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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Housewife Alice McDoakes wants to return to work to add income to the household. Her husband, Joe McDoakes, would rather she stay at home to tend to her domestic duties. When Alice ... See full summary »

Writers: George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Emory Parnell

9. So You Want to Give Up Smoking (1942)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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A semi-humorous look at the various types of smokers and the methods available to them to kick the habit.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Jane Adams, Lela Bliss

10. So You Want to Be a Muscle Man (1949)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

5.9
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Ellery, who continually embarrasses Joe McDoakes with his physical prowess, makes a big hit with Joe's wife, Alice. Alice wants the piano moved and Ellery is on hand to do the job with such... See full summary »

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Clarence Ross, Phyllis Coates, Fred Kelsey

11. So You Think You Need Glasses (1942)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

5.9
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A humorous but informative look at how an average man can remedy common vision problems.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Rodney Bell

12. So You're Going to Be a Father (1947)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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Joe McDoakes goes through all the problems and anxieties of becoming a new father. The results aren't exactly what he expected.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Oliver Blake, Edward Gargan

13. So You Want to Go to a Night Club (1954)

10 min | Short, Comedy

6.2
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In this Joe McDoakes Comedy, Alice insists they go to a night club, although Joe is both tired and broke. Once there, where they meet Joe's friend Homer and his girlfriend, Joe gets into ... See full summary »

Writers: Dean Riesner, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Jack Chefe, Jane Frazee, Joi Lansing

14. So You Want to Be an Actor (1949)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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Joe McDoakes, unemployed thespian, makes all the casting calls,reads all of the trade papers, sees agents and tries out for casting directors and producers, and finally lands a role; the ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Fred Clark, Art Gilmore, Fred Kelsey

15. So You Want to Be a Plumber (1951)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, Phyllis Coates

16. So You're Going to Have an Operation (1950)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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A satiric look at doctors and hospitals through the eyes of Joe McDoakes.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Fritz Feld, Frank Nelson, Ted Stanhope

17. So You Want a Model Railroad (1955)

10 min | Short, Comedy

7.7
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Alice visits Mr. Agony with her latest problem with Joe. They had given Junior a toy railroad for a Christmas present, and Joe had taken it over and become obsessed to the point he has ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Arthur Q. Bryan, Jane Frazee, Chuck Hamilton

18. So You Want to Be a Banker (1954)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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Joe McDoakes graduates from Potash University and gets a job in a bank run by Harrington Arrington Farrington Jr, a former classmate. Joe struggles in his menial tasks for years and ... See full summary »

Writers: Frederick Louis Fox, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Ralph Brooks, Charles Evans, Fred Kelsey

19. So You Want to Be a Gladiator (1955)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.5
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Joe thinks he's back in the gladiator days, and finds himself sentenced to be thrown to the Coliseum lions after breaking a string while playing the lyre for King Nero. His friend Homer ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, John Doucette, Jane Frazee

20. So You Think You're Not Guilty (1950)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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Joe McDoakes (George O'Hanlon) pleads "not guilty" to a traffic violation but is convicted anyway. Handling this setback in his usual manner, the two-dollar fine quickly pyramids to a 10-year jail sentence.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Douglas Fowley, Don C. Harvey

21. So You Want to Be on the Radio (1948)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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Joe McDoakes and his wife love to participate in radio show contests, but something seems to interfere every time they are lucky enough to be chosen as participants.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Fred Kelsey, Jack Lomas

22. So You Think You Can't Sleep (1953)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Average working man Joe McDoakes tries desperate measures to cure his chronic insomnia.

Writers: George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Fred Kelsey, Ted Stanhope

23. So You're Going on a Vacation (1947)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Joe McDoakes is informed of his two-week vacation at the last minute and decides to take advantage of a "free" vacation-planning service at a local department store. With his usual low ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Russell Arms, Leonard Bremen

24. So You Want to Throw a Party (1950)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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Joe and Alice McDoakes are planning on throwing a party, but Joe mixes up his list of creditors with the list of names Alice gave him to invite. The creditors have a much better time than Joe does.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Billy Curtis, Edward Gargan

25. So You Want to Wear the Pants (1952)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Writers: George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Fritz Feld, Del Moore

26. So You Want to Be Popular (1949)

10 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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Writers: Snag Werris, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Phyllis Coates, Creighton Hale

27. So You Think You're a Nervous Wreck (1946)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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White collar worker Joe McDoakes is full of fears and phobias and his most deeply-rooted psychic disturbance is fear of his boss. He has a dream and sees himself as besting his boss and ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Tex Cooper, Fred Kelsey

28. So You Want to Know Your Relatives (1954)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.6
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Do-gooder Joe McDoakes is the guest on the "Know Your Relatives" TV show where, to his chagrin, many of his black sheep relations reveal the skeletons in the family closet.

Writers: Dean Riesner, George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Iris Adrian, Larry J. Blake, Ralph Brooks

29. So You Want to Keep Your Hair (1946)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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Average American Joe McDoakes searches in vain for any cure that will halt his fast-disappearing hairline.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Buster Brodie, Iron Eyes Cody

30. So You Want to Be a Gambler (1948)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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A humorous look at the pitfalls of gambling.

Writers: David Swift, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Douglas Fowley, Creighton Hale

31. So You Want to Build a House (1948)

11 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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Joe McDoakes decides to build his own home. As the project progresses, he sees his dream house turn into a nightmare.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Jane Harker, Donald Kerr

32. So You're Having In-Law Trouble (1949)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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Joe McDoakes'in-laws come to dinner and announce that they intend to spend the rest of the year, and Joe is furious. Then Joe's family arrives, and a battle royal begins between the opposing in-laws.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Billy Gray, Cleo Moore

33. So You Want to Be a Paper Hanger (1951)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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Joe McDoakes, ever obliging and always helpful, volunteers to hang the new wallpaper for his wife. With the help of his neighbor, Marvin, and despite interruptions and mishaps - lots of ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Brown, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, Arthur Q. Bryan, Phyllis Coates

34. So You Want to Play the Horses (1946)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

7.2
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Comedic Warmer Bros short film featuring George O'Hanlon as Joe McDoakes. In this outing, Joe just loves playing the horses and shows what you can do to improve your odds of winning. ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Monte Blue, Leonard Bremen

35. So You Want to Be on a Jury (1955)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.4
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Joe and Homer are both on a jury trying an accident case involving their boss and a gangster. Interference from both sides makes their task difficult.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Jackson Wheeler, Phil Arnold, Arthur Q. Bryan

36. So You Want an Apartment (1948)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Joe McDoakes and his wife go apartment hunting.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Creighton Hale, Jane Harker

37. So You Want to Be a Musician (1953)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Joe McDoakes can't find a job as a bassoonist, so he pawns his instrument. Then a friend gets him a job as a fiddle player in a gypsy tea room, but his playing drives away the diners and he... See full summary »

Writers: George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Maurice Cass, Chester Conklin, Johnny Duncan

38. So You Want to Get Rich Quick (1949)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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Joe McDoakes stands to inherit $100,000 if he can prove he has a make heir. He adopts a tough kid named Stinky. When the check arrives, it is made out to Stinky, so Joe tries to change his ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Fred Clark, Phyllis Coates, Dick Elliott

39. So You Want to Get It Wholesale (1952)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

5.4
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Joe uses his "contacts" to buy a new oven as cheaply as possible.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, Phyllis Coates, Jack Mower

40. So You Want to Be Pretty (1956)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Writers: George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Iris Adrian, Diane Brewster, Phyllis Coates

41. So You Want to Go to a Convention (1952)

10 min | Short, Comedy

6.2
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Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Connie Cezon, Phyllis Coates, Jack Lomas

42. So You're Having Neighbor Trouble (1954)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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Writers: Nathaniel Curtis, George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, Arthur Q. Bryan, Phyllis Coates

43. So You Love Your Dog (1953)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.3
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Despite the fact that during the war, Joe McDoake's dog Dusty did everything wrong including giving information to the enemy, Joe brings him home with him. Dusty continues his dumb ways as ... See full summary »

Writers: Nathaniel Curtis, George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Mel Blanc, Phyllis Coates, Creighton Hale

44. So You Never Tell a Lie (1952)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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When a watch intended for a contest winner at the office gets mixed-up and confused with the one Joe McDoakes purchased for his wife, Joe once again finds himself on the short end, and ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, Phyllis Coates, Jack Mower

45. So You Want to Be a Bachelor (1951)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.7
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Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Lela Bliss, Chester Clute, Phyllis Coates

46. So You Want to Play the Piano (1956)

10 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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Alice neglects her housework because she is enthralled with the long-haired piano player, Gregor Flatsorsharpsky, next door. Joe buys a piano, and the accompanying free lessons, and sets out to impress Alice. Alice is vastly unimpressed.

Writers: George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Charlie Hall, Jess Kirkpatrick

47. So You Want to Be a V.P. (1955)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Comedy

5.7
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Joe McDoakes is employed as the seventh vice-president in a firm that only makes promotions from the employee ranks. The sixth vice-president tries to tutor Joe in how to get ahead with the... See full summary »

Writers: George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Ralph Brooks, Joi Lansing, Harold Miller

48. So You Want to Be Your Own Boss (1954)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Joe McDoakes, determined to be his own boss in this Joe McDoakes Comedy entry, opens up a new restaurant. Complaining customers and a sanitation inspector who closes the restaurant are just some of Joe's problems.

Writers: George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phil Arnold, Rodney Bell, Jesslyn Fax

49. So You Want to Be in Politics (1948)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Douglas Fowley, Art Gilmore

50. So You Want to Hold Your Wife (1947)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Joe McDoakes has been married to his wife Alice McDoakes for five years, but around year three, he began to feel dissatisfied with the marriage. Seeking help from an on-air marriage ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Jane Harker, Frank Moran