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

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Crime, Short

7.0
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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

Votes: 198

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

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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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

Votes: 18

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

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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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

Votes: 21

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

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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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

Votes: 21

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

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.4
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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

Votes: 23

6. 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

Votes: 245

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

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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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

Votes: 80

8. 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

Votes: 118

9. 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

Votes: 113

10. 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

Votes: 70

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

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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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

Votes: 22

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

Passed | 11 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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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

Votes: 48

13. 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

Votes: 61

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

11 min | Comedy, Short

5.9
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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

Votes: 59

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

10 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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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

Votes: 28

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

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.7
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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

Votes: 12

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

10 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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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

Votes: 13

18. So You Want a Television Set (1953)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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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

Votes: 33

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

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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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

Votes: 31

20. So You Want to Be Popular (1949)

10 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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Writers: Snag Werris, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Phyllis Coates, Creighton Hale

Votes: 17

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

10 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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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

Votes: 12

22. So You Want a Model Railroad (1955)

10 min | Short, Comedy

8.0
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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

Votes: 24

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

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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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

Votes: 11

24. So You Love Your Dog (1953)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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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

Votes: 18

25. 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

Votes: 50

26. So You're Going to the Dentist (1952)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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Joe McDoakes' dimwit neighbor Marvin becomes a dentist, and manages to convince poor Joe to let him become Marvin's first patient.

Writers: George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, Al Bridge, Frank Nelson

Votes: 13

27. So You Want to Be a Cowboy (1951)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Western, Short

6.2
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Joe McDoakes and his wife Alice attend a western movie and George soon has himself in the movie shown on the screen as Jump-Along Skip-Along McGurk, western terror pitted against an outlaw ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Ralph Bucko, Roy Bucko, Phyllis Coates

Votes: 13

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

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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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

Votes: 50

29. So You Think the Grass Is Greener (1956)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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When he gets to his office after a usual morning of nagging by his wife, Alice, Joe McDoakes starts to daydream about what life would be like married to the beautiful office blonde. She, in... See full summary »

Writers: George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Ralph Brooks, James Conaty, Jane Frazee

Votes: 16

30. So You Want to Hold Your Husband (1950)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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Fed up with Joe's indifference toward her, Alice McDoakes takes her troubles to a marriage counselor. None of the courses of action she is advised to take have any impact on Joe until she ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 17

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

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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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

Votes: 77

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

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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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

Votes: 14

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

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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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

Votes: 12

34. So You Want to Be a Policeman (1955)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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Joe McDoakes is a shy, rookie motorcycle cop. The first traffic violator he stops is a tough character and intimidates Joe out of giving him a ticket, and the next is a beautiful blonde who... See full summary »

Writers: George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Don Brodie, Ralph Brooks, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 12

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

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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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

Votes: 15

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

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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Writers: Snag Werris, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Phyllis Coates, Billy Gray

Votes: 16

37. So You Never Tell a Lie (1952)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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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

Votes: 12

38. So You Want to Be a Handy Man (1951)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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Joe MacDoakes' next-door neighbor, Marvin, comes over to help him fix his lawn-sprinkling system, but they get the pipes crossed with the gas-line and almost asphyxiate themselves. They ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 12

39. So You Don't Trust Your Wife (1955)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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When his wife Alice questions Joe as to whether his insurance policy is paid up, he begins to see a plot to murder him in everything she does. He shakes and sweats when he hears Alice ... See full summary »

Writers: George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Jane Frazee, Fred Kelsey, Harry Lauter

Votes: 11

40. So You Want to Be Pretty (1956)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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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

Votes: 12

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

10 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Connie Cezon, Phyllis Coates, Jack Lomas

Votes: 13

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

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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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

Votes: 13

43. 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

Votes: 87

44. So You Want to Move (1950)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Writers: Robert C. Houser, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, Phyllis Coates, Edward Gargan

Votes: 16

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

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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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

Votes: 11

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

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Douglas Fowley, Art Gilmore

Votes: 14

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

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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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

Votes: 45

48. So You Want an Apartment (1948)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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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

Votes: 67

49. So You Want to Buy a Used Car (1951)

10 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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In need of a new vehicle, Joe goes to the Cagey Car Company lot to get a used car,... with predictable results.

Writers: Irving Foy, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Edward Gargan, Bob Jellison

Votes: 14

50. So You're Taking in a Roomer (1954)

10 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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Joe and Alice decide to rent a room in their house to their neighbor Marvin, who says he is a potato broker. He sets up an office and talks Joe into being his partner in the "potato" ... See full summary »

Writers: George O'Hanlon, Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Rodney Bell, Douglas Evans, Jane Frazee

Votes: 10