Sunday, August 31, 2008

Variety Clip of the Week: The Garry Moore Show with George Gobel (2 of 4)

Part one was posted last week. In this clip, George Gobel gives a gentle, yet funny routine about buying new furniture on credit. Even though this is a routine from 1961, the part about credit resonates today.

Three commercial parodies follow. In the third one, Carol Burnett plays a housewife who furnishes her home with coupons she sees on the back of packs of cigarettes. I found the last clip to be very sad and tragically ironic because she lost one of her daughters to lung cancer. What do you think?

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