Alice visits Mr. Agony with her latest problem with Joe. They had given Junior a toy railroad for a Christmas present, and Joe had taken it over and become obsessed to the point he has ... See full summary »
Alice visits Mr. Agony with her latest problem with Joe. They had given Junior a toy railroad for a Christmas present, and Joe had taken it over and become obsessed to the point he has built a railroad empire using all of his time, energy and money. When Alice's mother comes to dinner, Joe even has a rigged-up train serving as the dumb waiter. Mr. Agony helps Alice solver her problem. Written by
Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Joe McDoakes short about a wife's frustrations with her husband's model railroad hobby. Not one of the better McDoakes shorts but still fun. The basic joke here, that men become obsessive over their hobbies, is beat to death halfway through the short. There should have been more build up to Joe becoming crazy over the hobby. He starts out crazy and just gets crazier. Still, the dinner with the mother-in-law bit is pretty funny. George O'Hanlon is good as McDoakes. Jane Frazee plays the wife and she's fine. Cool to see Arthur Q. Bryan, the voice of Elmer Fudd, in a live-action role. The twist at the end is cute but predictable.
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