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So You're Going on a Vacation (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 5 July 1947 (USA)
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 »

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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 sales resistance, he ends up spending $1,000 on useless equipment and traveling 500 miles. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Cheetah, Cherokee Indian Guide: Me Brooklyn Indian.
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Followed by So You Want to Move (1950) See more »

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Decent McDoakes Comedy
31 March 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

So You're Going on Vacation (1947)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Joe McDoakes (George O'Hanlon) is wore down from his job but thankfully his two-week vacation has arrived. He plans on staying home and getting some rest but his wife demands that they go on a vacation. This vacation turns out to be a camping trip, which isn't going to go as planned. This is another middle-ground entry in the series as we get some good laughs but not as much as usual. There were some very funny sequences but there were some rather cold and strange attempts at humor as well. A lot of this deals with an Indian that Joe to buy to guide him on this trip. The "dumb Indian" joke gets played a lot and some of the humor even goes to the point of a park ranger saying the Indian can't stay because they don't accept foreigners. What humor does work is the type we'd expect as Joe goes into a store to get a free brochure on vacations and of course the salesman starts to take advantage of him. Another good joke involves the final punchline.


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