Re: "Grape-Nuts Flakes" Era


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Posted ByMichael on July 18, 2002 at 10:54:35:

In Reply to: "Grape-Nuts Flakes" Era posted byGerry O. on July 17, 2002 at 15:39:34:

: However, I just don't find many of the Grape-Nuts shows to be FUNNY....many of them seem to fall flat.

I seem to notice various levels of "funny" in the various tapes I have. Many of the ones from the early 20th century (e.g. late 30s early 40s) weren't funny at all and didn't seem to have a noticable plot (at least to me). Many of them seemed to be a bunch of random jokes all within the context of the gang being in the same room. I don't notice the improved character and plot development until later in the shows from the 50s.

: Maybe this was a "growing pains" period for the program...it was after the silly (but funny), free-wheeling "Jell-O" era and just before the more sophisticated and extremely well-written "Lucky Strike" era.



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