Blondie, driven by gossip from her girl friends decides that Dagwood needs to push his boss for a better job and more pay. Dagwood is hesitant because he lacks confidence in his ability, ...
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Blondie, driven by gossip from her girl friends decides that Dagwood needs to push his boss for a better job and more pay. Dagwood is hesitant because he lacks confidence in his ability, but Blondie cooks up a scheme to help get Dagwood the promotion he deserves. Written by
After seeing just one episode, I can see why this series failed.
Blondie is embarrassed in front of her friends because Dagwood isn't more successful. So, she harangues her hubby to demand a bigger office and a promotion! When this doesn't work, she schemes to get Dagwood to change his tune by sending him a fake letter saying he's come into a huge inheritance! None of this makes any sense...and Blondie seems rather cruel and nasty as a result.
Seven years earlier, the long-running Blondie and Dagwood movie series wrapped up production. Now in 1957, it was revived for television...but with many changes. I have no idea why but none of the original cast members, aside from Arthur Lake (Dagwood), were in the TV show...and most importantly Pamela Britton replaced Penny Singleton as Blondie. But it's not just the huge changes in cast you notice when you watch this first episode...it's a huge change in the writing and production as well. A VERY invasive laugh track was added...even though nothing really funny occurs. Because of this, it heightens just how bad the show was and helps explain why it only lasted a few months.
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