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So You Want a Television Set (1953)

Joe and Alice buy a television set and, due to some excuse, or another, the neighbours begin to drop in, stay to watch television, and raid their refrigerator. To escape the turmoil, Joe ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)

Writers:

George O'Hanlon (original story), Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)
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George O'Hanlon ... Joe McDoakes
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Storyline

Joe and Alice buy a television set and, due to some excuse, or another, the neighbours begin to drop in, stay to watch television, and raid their refrigerator. To escape the turmoil, Joe leaves, and goes to the movies, where he finds himself sitting between Doris Day and Gordon McRae. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1953 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Doris Day and Gordon MacRae appear in a brief cameo as a promotion for By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice McDoakes: Joe?
Joe McDoakes: Mmm?
Alice McDoakes: When are we going to get a television set?
Joe McDoakes: Television? We can't afford a TV set.
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Connections

Follows So You Want to Throw a Party (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

By the Light of the Silvery Moon
(uncredited)
Music by Gus Edwards
Lyrics by Edward Madden
Performed by Doris Day and Gordon MacRae
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When owning a TV was status ...
4 December 2018 | by dweilermg-1See all my reviews

Many of us old enough to remember early 1950s recall that owning a TV, even just a B&W console, made you a local neighborhood celeb of sorts. I remember other kids coming to our home to watch shows such as Ding Dong School and Howdy Doody with me as well as the prime time shows I watched with Mom and Dad. ☺ ... .


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