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People Are Funny

Hosted by Art Linkletter, stunts on this old time radio program continued to get more and more outrageous (and funny) as the show continued its 18 year run. Update: additional recordings

34 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 15 hours, 31 min)
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17 Audio CDs


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"Cinderella Gets Her Greatest Wish"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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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.

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 PopBob Elson Interviews on the 20th Century LimitedYou Bet Your Life and What's My Line?

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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.



    34 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 15 hours, 31 min
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      34 shows - total playtime 15 hours 31 minutes
      1. PAF 461018 In Law onTelephone.mp3
      2. PAF 500000 Boys and Dogs.mp3
      3. PAF 500131 Cinderella Is Here At Last.mp3
      4. PAF 500207 Goats Milk.mp3
      5. PAF 500214 Movie Star And Husband.mp3
      6. PAF 500919 1st Show 10th Season.mp3
      7. PAF 520106 Giving Away Frogs.mp3
      8. PAF 520113 Violinist Plays for Money.mp3
      9. PAF 530310 Dick Haymes - Freddy Martin.mp3
      10. PAF 530317 Freddy Martin.mp3
      11. PAF 531013 Scare Away Tax Collector.mp3
      12. PAF 531020 Where Is Your Husband Tonight.mp3
      13. PAF 531027 Afrts 154 Single Woman Pretends To Be Married.mp3
      14. PAF 540105 Con Man 1.mp3
      15. PAF 540112 Con Man 2.mp3
      16. PAF 541026 Could You Buy A Hamburger.mp3
      17. PAF 541102 Free Mink Stole.mp3
      18. PAF 550000 Dancing With Three Men.mp3
      19. PAF 550000 Getting People for Wedding.mp3
      20. PAF 560117 Whos Smarter GOP-Democrat.mp3
      21. PAF 560124 Mental Telepathy.mp3
      22. PAF 560214 Beliefs.mp3
      23. PAF 560221 Fib White Lie - Whopper.mp3
      24. PAF 580716 Two Times Two Is Four.mp3
      25. PAF 580723 Making Up Your Mind.mp3
      26. PAF 580924 Is There A King In The House.mp3
      27. PAF 581001 Quickest Way To Borrow Money.mp3
      28. PAF 600513 Tammy Merrihue 1.mp3
      29. PAF 600520 Tammy Merrihue 2.mp3
      30. PAF Afrts 150 Couple Doesnt Know Theyre Driving Inspectors.mp3
      31. PAF Afrts 151 Straitjacket Man Ask Strangers For Help.mp3
      32. PAF Afrts 152 Woman Visit Family With Circus Giant Husband.mp3
      33. PAF Afrts 153 Engaged Couple Pretend They Are Eloping.mp3
      34. PAF Afrts155 Woman Bad Dept Store Customer Husband Detective.mp3
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    34 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 15 hours, 31 min
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      34 shows - total playtime 15 hours 31 minutes
      1. PAF 461018 In Law onTelephone.mp3
      2. PAF 500000 Boys and Dogs.mp3
      3. PAF 500131 Cinderella Is Here At Last.mp3
      4. PAF 500207 Goats Milk.mp3
      5. PAF 500214 Movie Star And Husband.mp3
      6. PAF 500919 1st Show 10th Season.mp3
      7. PAF 520106 Giving Away Frogs.mp3
      8. PAF 520113 Violinist Plays for Money.mp3
      9. PAF 530310 Dick Haymes - Freddy Martin.mp3
      10. PAF 530317 Freddy Martin.mp3
      11. PAF 531013 Scare Away Tax Collector.mp3
      12. PAF 531020 Where Is Your Husband Tonight.mp3
      13. PAF 531027 Afrts 154 Single Woman Pretends To Be Married.mp3
      14. PAF 540105 Con Man 1.mp3
      15. PAF 540112 Con Man 2.mp3
      16. PAF 541026 Could You Buy A Hamburger.mp3
      17. PAF 541102 Free Mink Stole.mp3
      18. PAF 550000 Dancing With Three Men.mp3
      19. PAF 550000 Getting People for Wedding.mp3
      20. PAF 560117 Whos Smarter GOP-Democrat.mp3
      21. PAF 560124 Mental Telepathy.mp3
      22. PAF 560214 Beliefs.mp3
      23. PAF 560221 Fib White Lie - Whopper.mp3
      24. PAF 580716 Two Times Two Is Four.mp3
      25. PAF 580723 Making Up Your Mind.mp3
      26. PAF 580924 Is There A King In The House.mp3
      27. PAF 581001 Quickest Way To Borrow Money.mp3
      28. PAF 600513 Tammy Merrihue 1.mp3
      29. PAF 600520 Tammy Merrihue 2.mp3
      30. PAF Afrts 150 Couple Doesnt Know Theyre Driving Inspectors.mp3
      31. PAF Afrts 151 Straitjacket Man Ask Strangers For Help.mp3
      32. PAF Afrts 152 Woman Visit Family With Circus Giant Husband.mp3
      33. PAF Afrts 153 Engaged Couple Pretend They Are Eloping.mp3
      34. PAF Afrts155 Woman Bad Dept Store Customer Husband Detective.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



    34 recordings on 17 Audio CDs
    total playtime 15 hours, 31 min

    People Are Funny Disc A001

    1. PAF Afrts 150 Couple Doesnt Know Theyre Driving Inspectors
    2. PAF Afrts 151 Straitjacket Man Ask Strangers For Help

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    People Are Funny Disc A002

    1. PAF Afrts 152 Woman Visit Family With Circus Giant Husband
    2. PAF Afrts 153 Engaged Couple Pretend They Are Eloping

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    People Are Funny Disc A003

    1. PAF Afrts155 Woman Bad Dept Store Customer Husband Detective
    2. PAF 461018 In Law onTelephone

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    People Are Funny Disc A004

    1. PAF 500000 Boys and Dogs
    2. PAF 500131 Cinderella Is Here At Last

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    People Are Funny Disc A005

    1. PAF 500207 Goats Milk
    2. PAF 500214 Movie Star And Husband

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    People Are Funny Disc A006

    1. PAF 500919 1st Show 10th Season
    2. PAF 520106 Giving Away Frogs

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    People Are Funny Disc A007

    1. PAF 520113 Violinist Plays for Money
    2. PAF 530310 Dick Haymes - Freddy Martin

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    People Are Funny Disc A008

    1. PAF 530317 Freddy Martin
    2. PAF 531013 Scare Away Tax Collector

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    People Are Funny Disc A009

    1. PAF 531020 Where Is Your Husband Tonight
    2. PAF 531027 Afrts 154 Single Woman Pretends To Be Married

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    People Are Funny Disc A010

    1. PAF 540105 Con Man 1
    2. PAF 540112 Con Man 2

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    People Are Funny Disc A011

    1. PAF 541026 Could You Buy A Hamburger
    2. PAF 541102 Free Mink Stole

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    People Are Funny Disc A012

    1. PAF 550000 Dancing With Three Men
    2. PAF 550000 Getting People for Wedding

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    People Are Funny Disc A013

    1. PAF 560117 Whos Smarter GOP-Democrat
    2. PAF 560124 Mental Telepathy

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    People Are Funny Disc A014

    1. PAF 560214 Beliefs
    2. PAF 560221 Fib White Lie - Whopper

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    People Are Funny Disc A015

    1. PAF 580716 Two Times Two Is Four
    2. PAF 580723 Making Up Your Mind
    3. PAF 580924 Is There A King In The House

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    People Are Funny Disc A016

    1. PAF 581001 Quickest Way To Borrow Money
    2. PAF 600513 Tammy Merrihue 1

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    People Are Funny Disc A017

    1. PAF 600520 Tammy Merrihue 2

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