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So You're Going on a Vacation (1947)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  5 July 1947 (USA)
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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 »

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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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Followed by So You Want to Be an Actor (1949) See more »

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Music by Vincent Youmans
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Behind the 8 Ball with Joe McDoakes
31 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Joe comes home after working 50 straight weeks - he's overworked and underpaid. All he wants to do is spend two weeks laying in a hammock in the back yard, listening to the radio, and finishing reading a book. His wife has other ideas. Spending their vacation in the back yard was OK during the war, but now, she wants to go places.

Joe tries to talk her out of it, first blaming inflation. The wife, Alice counters, "Oh, inflation, half the people don't know what the word means." She then suggests cashing in their war bonds - the ones from the first world war. She then picks up the paper, which is conveniently opened to an ad for a department store offering to plan your vacation - with no cost or obligation.

When Joe gets to the department store, he gets the free vacation planner. The salesman first pressures Joe to buy a flashlight. And then a raincoat. And a tent, a canoe, golf clubs, polo mallet, life raft, and a fountain pen that writes underwater - to write his will if the life raft doesn't work. And in typical Joe McDoakes fashion, just about anything that can go wrong, does.


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