A sketch of human foibles that lead to major aggravations. Pete Smith's 'Mr. Fall Guy' Dave O'Brien has problems while attempting to park his car on a city street; he bumps cars in front of...
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Tom Merriam signs on the ship Altair as third officer under Captain Stone. At first things look good, Stone sees Merriam as a younger version of himself and Merriam sees Stone as the first ... See full summary »
During the American Civil War, General Ulysses Grant carries out the 'Tennessee Plan,' which involves stopping the Confederate supply line on the Tennessee River. This proved to be a vital ... See full summary »
George and Gracie enter an elegant drawing room, looking everywhere for something. Turns out, they're looking for the audience, and when George spots the camera, they start in on their ... See full summary »
After John Wilks Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln, he escaped to Maryland. According to the history books, he was discovered hiding in a barn; after he refused to surrender, the barn was ... See full summary »
The curtain opens; behind it are two pianos where Charles Bourne and Phil Ellis, billed as the Music Boxes, are seated playing. After a few bars, Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields enter - ... See full summary »
Thelma and Patsy find themselves in a spooky house inhabited by a nut who is a mechanical genius and has made a robot who does everything. The inventor manipulates the robot's control board... See full summary »
A sketch of human foibles that lead to major aggravations. Pete Smith's 'Mr. Fall Guy' Dave O'Brien has problems while attempting to park his car on a city street; he bumps cars in front of and behind him, or is space-hogging two parking places. At home, he decides to construct a patio in his back yard, and various objects and people, including himself, manage to makes a mess of his wet cement. Written by
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possibly the root of some of "Weird Al" Yankovic's songs
I don't usually like 1950s short movies, as they tend to constitute milquetoast approaches to complex issues; "Mystery Science Theater 3000" makes them worth seeing. But I found "Ain't It Aggravatin'" pretty funny. It portrays botched attempts to park, and then to build a patio.
Watching what happens here, I thought that it looked like the sorts of irritating situations described in "Weird Al" Yankovic's songs. I mean seriously, a parking job trashing other cars, and then an Insp. Clouseau-style attempt to build a patio? So, it's no masterpiece by any stretch, but still a fairly neat look at the irking situations that really can arise in one's life. The kind of stuff that Gilligan would probably do, if I may say so.
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