Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is ...
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Dagwood wants to join the trout club and Blondie wants a fur coat. Jealousy reigns when Dag's old girlfriend Joan shows up, but nothing else matters when a drawing at the movie theatre provides money for the coat.
The Bumstead family dog, Daisy, becomes a top dog-model, and receives so much acclaim that she comes to the attention of a gangster's girl friend, who persuades the gang to kidnap Daisy for ransom. Blondie and Dagwood go to Daisy's rescue.
Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking ... See full summary »
Dagwood and Blondie have each written checks for charity unaware the other has done so. To cover the amounts they enter a song-writing contest. Meanwhile Mr. Dithers wants Dagwood to soften... See full summary »
Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is hounded by the campus stud and Dagwood makes the rowing team. It is revealed that a new child is on the way.Written by
Ed Stephan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Okay, in a strictly logical world, sending B&D to college makes little sense. But this is movie world, where it's contrived situations that count, whether it's good guys winning every gun battle or B&D taking a respite from 40's suburbia. So it's off to college for our comic strip heroes and military school for baby Dumpling and Daisy. Maybe Dagwood will get a promotion for his college effort. And what could be more comically promising than an addled Dagwood among the advanced learning. Now if he can only follow the double-talk origin of the word 'survive', he might even pass etymology class. Then there's the rowing team where he can't stay upright, and football practice where the basic concepts rival etymology. Frankly, I got a lot of laughs out of his good-natured flops.
Then happily we can add eye candy with June Blair as Daggie's aggressive car buddy, plus other coed lollipops from the 40's. Also, mustn't forget coed Blondie who's grabbed by handsome big-man-on-campus, Larry Parks. And if that's not enough, she's quickly conscripted into the top campus sorority. Looks like the Bumstead household may be in trouble, except this is the movies, so thankfully it's back to suburbia once the crop of college laughs are harvested.
No, the entry may not be the series best, but it's hard to beat comedic actors Lake and Singleton. Plus the series concept of a loving family with a wacky husband, a plucky wife, and an unlucky mailman practically guarantees chuckles.
(In passing-I may be wrong, but having Baby Dumpling in military school may well reflect the patriotic urgency of the 1942 production period.)
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