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So You Think the Grass Is Greener (1956)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  28 January 1956 (USA)
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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 »

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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 his dream, turns out to be indolent and parasitical and, when he awakens, life with Alice looks pretty green. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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McDoakes and the Bombshell
11 February 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

So You Think the Grass is Greener (1956)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Joe McDoakes (George O'Hanlon) is growing tired of his wife constantly nagging at him and while at work he can't help wonder what it would be like married to a blonde bombshell. "Bad Joe" then appears and grants his wishes and Joe gets to see what it's like on the other side of the fence. This later-day entry in the series certainly isn't a masterpiece but there are enough big laughs to make it worth sitting through. These big laughs are mainly in the first half and we get one of the best laughs in the series as Joe is at the table with the paper hiding himself from Alice who keeps on barking orders. I won't spoil what happens in the big twist but it's hilarious. Another great joke comes when Joe is at work and the sexy blonde (Joi Lansing) begins to flirt. Joe's breakdown at work is another very funny moment. The second half of the film deals with Joe being married to the blonde who turns out to be a drunk who stays in bed without making him any breakfast. The jokes here are rather lame and aren't nearly as funny as they should have been but this doesn't keep the short from being worth watching. As usual, O'Hanlon is in great form and Lansing is a doll as well as she was becoming a regular in these later entries.


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