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PEOPLE ARE FUNNY

 People Are Funny

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Comedy (1942 - 1960)

People Are FunnyA man with remarkable background, John Guedel, produced and wrote People are Funny. He was without a home during the Depression and slept on the street when he was the most poor. He finally got work for the WPA digging ditches, later became a traveling salesman, and he got his "big break" writing for Hal Roach.

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Art LinkletterA game show, People are Funny was perhaps a precursor to "reality" based television shows of today such as Survivor or prank-based shows like MTV's Jackass. People are Funny asked individuals to do extreme acts for the amusement of audiences. This was done to "reveal the true nature" of their guests. Guests could be hit in the head with a paper bag full of spaghetti. Another man had to attempt to register at a hotel claiming that a trained seal was his girlfriend.

 

Most audience remember the host Art Linkletter, but People are Funny was originally hosted by Art Baker, the show was popular right after its debut thanks to Baker's talent at adlibbing and likeability. The show was sponsored by Kool Cigarettes' often staring Kenny Kool the cigarette smoking mascot in a Penguin suit. It was later sponcered by Mars Candy.

Stunts on People are Funny continued to get more and more outrageous (and funny) as the show continued its 18 year run. John Guedel was also the producer of the game shows "House Party" and "Pull over Neighbor" as well as Groucho Marx's game show You Bet Your Life. This show appeals to modern audiences with its wit and outrageous humor. This collection also contains a bonus episode of Pillsbury House Party starring Art Linkletter.

See also: Vox Pop and You Bet Your Life and What's My Line?

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
28 shows - total playtime 13 hours

PAF 500000 Boys and Dogs
PAF 500131 Cinderella Is Here At Last
PAF 500207 Goats Milk
PAF 500214 Movie Star And Husband
PAF 500919 1st Show 10th Season
PAF 520106 Giving Away Frogs
PAF 520113 Violinist Plays for Money
PAF 530310 Dick Haymes - Freddy Martin
PAF 530317 Freddy Martin
PAF 531013 Scare Away Tax Collector
PAF 531020 Where Is Your Husband Tonight
PAF 540105 Con Man 1
PAF 540112 Con Man 2
PAF 541026 Could You Buy A Hamburger
PAF 541102 Free Mink Stole
PAF 550000 Dancing With Three Men
PAF 550000 Getting People for Wedding
PAF 560117 Whos Smarter GOP-Democrat
PAF 560124 Mental Telepathy
PAF 560214 Beliefs
PAF 560221 Fib White Lie - Whopper
PAF 580716 Two Times Two Is Four
PAF 580723 Making Up Your Mind
PAF 580924 Is There A King In The House
PAF 581001 Quickest Way To Borrow Money
PAF 600513 Tammy Merrihue 1
PAF 600520 Tammy Merrihue 2

Pillsbury House Party 491006

 


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