Saturday, August 30, 2008

Burns & Allen & the 4th Wall

Video Find of the Day

The Burns & Allen TV show was one of my favorites. What really got to me were George Burns' asides to the audience, which were a holdover from vaudeville and provided wry relief to Gracie's dinginess. Burns' was also one of the sliest comedians I knew of at the time.

How George Met Gracie

In looking for that monologue I also came across this 1929 short talky of Burns & Allen. And look, they're talking to the movie audience as if they were a live audience!

Burns and Allen - Lamb Chops

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