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Candid Microphone

Who Knows What People Will Say Hilarious Hidden Microphone Show!

7 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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4 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from August 10, 1947:

"Woman Complains About The Program"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Allen Funt

Comedy (1947-1948, again in 1950)

Candid Microphone was the genius child of Allen Funt's hard work and trial and error. After several semi-successful jobs (he wrote for Eleanor Roosevelts's Sweetheart Soap show, came up with stunts for Truth or Consequences, and aired the self-proclaimed "stupidest show in radio", Funny Money Man), Funt created what eventually the successful television show, Candid Camera.

MicrophoneFunt set out setting up humorous and unconventional scenarios for ordinary people to get gummed up in. With a hidden microphone of course. His first stunt was for the man who painted his name on his door. The painter was named Lester Cannon, so Funt told him that he wanted the name "Lester Cannon painted on the door. After much discussion, Lester finally agreed, but only if it read "Lester Kannon. Lester Kannon then became Funt's alias for many of the early shows.

After many shows of tricking people in his office, technology afforded Funt some more fun. A new portable recorder was available, weighing a mere 27 pounds. Funt could now carry it around in a suitcase or arm cast. He hit the road, and visited such places as candy stores, public parks, and dentist offices. Each site gave him fresh victims and more hilarity. So grab some popcorn and prepare yourself to hear from the poor suckers that were pranked and then given $15, a release form, and the line, "You're on Candid Microphone!

See also: Vox Pop, You Bet Your Life, People are Funny, and We the People.

For more laughs, see also our extensive comedy collections including the compilations:

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    7 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 26 min
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      7 shows - total playtime 3 hours 26 minutes
      1. Candid Microphone W Allen Funt Candy Sales Girl.mp3
      2. Candid Microphone 470810 Woman Complains About The Program.mp3
      3. Candid Microphone 470824 Highlight The First Nine Shows.mp3
      4. Candid Microphone 470831 W Allen Funtstorage Company.mp3
      5. Candid Microphone Belalugosi.mp3
      6. Candid Microphone Double Feature.mp3
      7. Candid Microphone.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    7 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 26 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      7 shows - total playtime 3 hours 26 minutes
      1. Candid Microphone W Allen Funt Candy Sales Girl.mp3
      2. Candid Microphone 470810 Woman Complains About The Program.mp3
      3. Candid Microphone 470824 Highlight The First Nine Shows.mp3
      4. Candid Microphone 470831 W Allen Funtstorage Company.mp3
      5. Candid Microphone Belalugosi.mp3
      6. Candid Microphone Double Feature.mp3
      7. Candid Microphone.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    7 recordings on 4 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 26 min

    Disc A001

    1. Candid Microphone W Allen Funt Candy Sales Girl
    2. Candid Microphone Belalugosi

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    Disc A002

    1. Candid Microphone Double Feature
    2. Candid Microphone

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A003

    1. Candid Microphone 470810 Woman Complains About The Program
    2. Candid Microphone 470824 Highlight The First Nine Shows

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A004

    1. Candid Microphone 470831 W Allen Funtstorage Company

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00