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Candid Microphone

Who Knows What People Will Say Hilarious Hidden Microphone Show! Update: 7 additional recordings

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14 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 4 hours, 59 min)
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6 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.



    14 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 4 hours, 59 min
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      14 shows - total playtime 4 hours 59 minutes
      1. Candid Microphone 470713 Exploding Cigarettes.mp3
      2. Candid Microphone 470714 Taxi Cab.mp3
      3. Candid Microphone 470810 Collecting For Oscffne .mp3
      4. Candid Microphone 470824 Highlights Of First Nine Shows.mp3
      5. Candid Microphone 470831 Getting Change From Cab Driver.mp3
      6. Candid Microphone 480212 Sandwich Delivery Man.mp3
      7. Candid Microphone 480401 Girl From Texas.mp3
      8. Candid Microphone 480415 Operatic Coach Eval Bathtub Singer.mp3
      9. Candid Microphone 480617 School Graduation Rehearsa NJ.mp3
      10. Candid Microphone 480701 First Anniversary Show (AFRS).mp3
      11. Candid Microphone 500718 Bela Lugosi.mp3
      12. Candid Microphone Allen Funt Candy Sales Girl.mp3
      13. Candid Microphone Double Feature.mp3
      14. Candid Microphone Restaurants With No Money.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    14 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
    total playtime 4 hours, 59 min
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      14 shows - total playtime 4 hours 59 minutes
      1. Candid Microphone 470713 Exploding Cigarettes.mp3
      2. Candid Microphone 470714 Taxi Cab.mp3
      3. Candid Microphone 470810 Collecting For Oscffne .mp3
      4. Candid Microphone 470824 Highlights Of First Nine Shows.mp3
      5. Candid Microphone 470831 Getting Change From Cab Driver.mp3
      6. Candid Microphone 480212 Sandwich Delivery Man.mp3
      7. Candid Microphone 480401 Girl From Texas.mp3
      8. Candid Microphone 480415 Operatic Coach Eval Bathtub Singer.mp3
      9. Candid Microphone 480617 School Graduation Rehearsa NJ.mp3
      10. Candid Microphone 480701 First Anniversary Show (AFRS).mp3
      11. Candid Microphone 500718 Bela Lugosi.mp3
      12. Candid Microphone Allen Funt Candy Sales Girl.mp3
      13. Candid Microphone Double Feature.mp3
      14. Candid Microphone Restaurants With No Money.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



    14 recordings on 6 Audio CDs
    total playtime 4 hours, 59 min

    Candid Microphone Disc A001

    1. Candid Microphone Allen Funt Candy Sales Girl

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    Candid Microphone Disc A002

    1. Candid Microphone Double Feature
    2. Candid Microphone Restaurants With No Money
    3. Candid Microphone 470713 Exploding Cigarettes

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    Candid Microphone Disc A003

    1. Candid Microphone 470714 Taxi Cab
    2. Candid Microphone 470810 Collecting For Oscffne

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    Candid Microphone Disc A004

    1. Candid Microphone 470824 Highlights Of First Nine Shows
    2. Candid Microphone 470831 Getting Change From Cab Driver
    3. Candid Microphone 480212 Sandwich Delivery Man

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    Candid Microphone Disc A005

    1. Candid Microphone 480401 Girl From Texas
    2. Candid Microphone 480415 Operatic Coach Eval Bathtub Singer
    3. Candid Microphone 480617 School Graduation Rehearsa NJ
    4. Candid Microphone 480701 First Anniversary Show (AFRS)

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    Candid Microphone Disc A006

    1. Candid Microphone 500718 Bela Lugosi

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