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Ain't It Aggravatin' (1954)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 6 February 1954 (USA)

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A sketch of human foibles that lead to major aggravations. Pete Smith's 'Mr. Fall Guy' Dave O'Brien has problems while attempting to park his car on a city street; he bumps cars in front of... See full summary »

Director:

Dave O'Brien (as David Barclay)

Writers:

Joe Ansen (story and screenplay), Dave O'Brien (story and screenplay) (as David Barclay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Pete Smith ... Narrator (voice)
Dave O'Brien ... Parking Space Hog / Apartment House Manager / Frugal Man / Harry Hollowhead
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A sketch of human foibles that lead to major aggravations. Pete Smith's 'Mr. Fall Guy' Dave O'Brien has problems while attempting to park his car on a city street; he bumps cars in front of and behind him, or is space-hogging two parking places. At home, he decides to construct a patio in his back yard, and various objects and people, including himself, manage to makes a mess of his wet cement. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hvor er det ophidsende See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is one (maybe only one) of the Dave O'Brien-connected shorts in which he appears (the parking place segment) sans his toupee. See more »

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In the opening credits: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Presents A Pete Smith Specialty Narrated and Produced by a Smith named Pete See more »

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possibly the root of some of "Weird Al" Yankovic's songs
23 May 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I don't usually like 1950s short movies, as they tend to constitute milquetoast approaches to complex issues; "Mystery Science Theater 3000" makes them worth seeing. But I found "Ain't It Aggravatin'" pretty funny. It portrays botched attempts to park, and then to build a patio.

Watching what happens here, I thought that it looked like the sorts of irritating situations described in "Weird Al" Yankovic's songs. I mean seriously, a parking job trashing other cars, and then an Insp. Clouseau-style attempt to build a patio? So, it's no masterpiece by any stretch, but still a fairly neat look at the irking situations that really can arise in one's life. The kind of stuff that Gilligan would probably do, if I may say so.


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