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(1939)

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  • Robert Benchley takes off from work early to go home and surprise his wife. He gets the surprise when he arrives and discovers his wife is hosting a bridge-party, and the house is filled with chattering women. He goes upstairs and finds Junior sulking there. A trip to the cellar leads to Benchley taking several samples of home-brew, and then decides that putting on an Indian costume and going upstairs whooping and brandishing a tomahawk will be amusing to his wife and her friends. It isn't.

    - Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>
  • For the first time in a long time, Joe Doakes has finished his work early, meaning that he can go home early. What Joe forgets is that his wife is having a bridge party at the house with about fifteen of her friends. Although Joe's wife doesn't mind if Joe hangs around, Joe would prefer not to be around all the cackling women, who are all, including Joe's wife, suspicious of why Joe is home early. Joe, along with his son Junior, feels trapped in his own home. Even the simple task of going out to retrieve the evening newspaper from the front stoop raises the cackles of the women. Both Joe and Junior ultimately try to take control of their movements about the house.

    - Written by Huggo
  • A businessman goes home early to surprise his family and is treated with suspicion, mostly by his wife's bridge club.

    - Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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