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A harried housewife is criticized by her male-chauvinist husband, who remarks that she doesn't make effective use of her time during the day and insinuates that she doesn't finish her chores because of laziness. The wife replies by telling of a typical day plagued by a troublesome vacuum cleaner, a long wait in a bank, bulk purchases at a department store, and a parking ticket imposed after city workers suddenly installed a fire hydrant next to the space where she had parked. When her husband refuses to be sympathetic about her long and difficult day, she takes a rolling pin and gives him a swift whack on his head. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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The same unnamed lady figure was in a cameo scene in An Egg Scramble (1950), planning to boil the egg Miss Prissy was guarding, after it was taken away. See more »

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This Is Worth Fighting For
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Music by Sam H. Stept
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diary of the maddest housewife
12 November 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Watching Robert McKimson's "Wild Wife", I couldn't tell whether or not it qualifies as proto-feminist. Seriously, would Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem have recommended this cartoon as required viewing for gender studies, or wanted all copies of it burned? That I can't quite figure out. But whatever it is, one can see what a degenerate existence the suburban 1950s life constituted. Part of what "The Graduate" showed is that the "good life" that the parents' generation had created for the children was a lie.

OK, I've probably over-analyzed the cartoon. McKimson probably intended it as entertainment. Some of what happens certainly entertains. But I still say that it offers some insight into what status as a 1950s housewife really constituted.


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