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

 -  Comedy | Short  -  10 May 1947 (USA)
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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.

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Joe McDoakes doesn't like kids, and the neighborhood kids don't like him much either, but when his wife Alice tells him she's expecting a little visitor, it doesn't take him long before he's imagining a son who looks like his dad, goes to West Point, and becomes President. During the pregnancy, Joe gets Alice to a checkup, consults a fortune teller, takes care of Alice's midnight cravings for odd foods, and may or may not be ready for the trip to the hospital. Does it all work out as Joe imagined it would? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Joe McDoakes: [on a gurney] Is this a good hospital? Doc, did you sterilize your hands? Do you have plenty of towels and hot water?
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Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4
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aka "Brahms' Lullaby"
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played when Joe is diapering the dog
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McDoakes loses it when he finds out he's about to be a father...
23 November 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Amusing little Joe McDoakes short gets its humor out of the man losing his marbles when he finds out his wife is about to have a baby. He even ends up going with her to the hospital, stretcher to stretcher, as she goes into the delivery room and he goes into the pathological unit.

Some of these Joe McDoakes shorts become a bit tedious with their overstated humor which is never of the subtle kind. But this one does put our hero into a number of funny situations, all because he's overreacting to becoming a father.

The bit with the brick was a bit much--but, hey, it's just a comedy short so what can you expect? I didn't expect to see his daughter, Josephine--years later--turning out to look just like the old man.

It's amusing enough if you like this sort of thing and there's a good twist at the end.


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