People Are Funny

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  • 1955
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (36)

The television series People Are Funny is hosted by Art Linkletter and produced by John Guedel. In episode one of the first season, Art and the crew of the series convince a couple to rent a house that the series has already rented. The practical joke that is played on the couple is that they are sent to another town for a couple of days and when they return from their trip, they are taken to the stage where the series is produced. When the couple meets Art Linkletter he goes through a few things about how they were selected, how their trip was and then he gives them one hundred dollars, however, in order for them to keep the money, they must tell him how many windows are in the house. The couple agrees that there are 16 windows but they must go to count them, Art explains that if there are 16 windows they can keep all the money, however, they will lose ten dollars for each window that is more than 16 or for every window that is less. The couple is taken to where the house is located, however, when they arrive they find out that the house has been moved. In the second part of episode one, the series is looking for a young man who can be classified as the most bashful man in the world. They select a young man who has been admiring a young woman but has not been able to work up the courage to ask her for a date. He met the woman when he registered at a college for a class in business administration. Art has the young man sit in the audience and has the young woman come on stage where he asks her a few questions about relationships. She does not know the young man has already been selected to be her date for an evening.

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People Are Funny About Marriage & Politics
16. People Are Funny About Marriage & Politics
April 25, 1955
Host Art Linkletter has some fun with a couple in a game similar to today's Newlywed Game and pins a democrat and a republican against one another as he tests their knowledge.
People Are Funny About Parties
15. People Are Funny About Parties
April 18, 1955
Host Art Linkletter sends three people a gift in anticipation for dinner guests they don't know, builds a phone booth over a tank of ice water, and has a man talk on the phone while being lowered into the water. The boy and his dog are back for a rematch.
People Are Funny About Women
14. People Are Funny About Women
April 11, 1955
Host Art Linkletter has a woman try to return some soda more than once, looks for an expert on women, and has a game between a dog catcher and a boy and his dog.
People Are Funny About History
13. People Are Funny About History
April 4, 1955
Host Art Linkletter has a history major test some chorus girls about with some tough questions and a young woman gets lucky with a monkey.
People Are Funny About Being Under Pressure
12. People Are Funny About Being Under Pressure
March 28, 1955
Host Art Linkletter puts a young lady on a roller coaster to test her cool under pressure and has a young man introduce an older grandmother as his fiance.
People Are Funny About Pest Control
11. People Are Funny About Pest Control
March 21, 1955
Host Art Linkletter sends a guy masquerading as a bee keeper out with a bear cub and has a man call his wife to tell her he's working late, while it sounds like there's a big party going on in the background.
People Are Funny About Traveling
10. People Are Funny About Traveling
March 14, 1955
Host Art Linkletter has some fun with tourists and plays a game to give away $10,000 cash with a pilot from the Air Force.
People Are Funny About Friends
9. People Are Funny About Friends
March 7, 1955
Host Art Linkletter has a man try to save a parking spot on foot for a friend.
People Are Funny About Birthdays
8. People Are Funny About Birthdays
February 28, 1955
Host Art Linkletter has a birthday party for 75 year old woman who's never been married. Also, a father must tell Art what prize his son chose.
People Are Funny About Remembering Things
7. People Are Funny About Remembering Things
February 21, 1955
Host Art Linkletter tests people's memories and the lucky lady is back on to show her luck with coin flips.
People Are Funny About Luck & Elephants
6. People Are Funny About Luck & Elephants
February 14, 1955
Host Art Linkletter tests a lucky lady and gets some help from two men to deliver an elephant!
People Are Funny About Money & Burlesque
5. People Are Funny About Money & Burlesque
February 7, 1955
Host Art Linkletter convinces a man to try to sell two dollar bills and has some fun with burlesque dancers.
People Are Funny About Dogs & Professionals
4. People Are Funny About Dogs & Professionals
January 31, 1955
Host Art Linkletter helps a boy find a pet dog and plays "What's My Line."
People Are Funny About the Shell Game
3. People Are Funny About the Shell Game
January 24, 1955
Host Art Linkletter plays the shell game and the couple that had their house kidnapped in Episode 1 flies around in a helicopter looking for their house!
People Are Funny About Hobos & Taxi Drivers
2. People Are Funny About Hobos & Taxi Drivers
January 17, 1955
Host Art Linkletter convinces a businessman to dress as a hobo and has some fun with taxi drivers.
People Are Funny About Houses & Love
1. People Are Funny About Houses & Love
January 10, 1955
Host Art Linkletter kidnaps a house and plays cupid as he brings a couple together.
Description

The television series People Are Funny is hosted by Art Linkletter and produced by John Guedel. In episode one of the first season, Art and the crew of the series convince a couple to rent a house that the series has already rented. The practical joke that is played on the couple is that they are sent to another town for a couple of days and when they return from their trip, they are taken to the stage where the series is produced.

When the couple meets Art Linkletter he goes through a few things about how they were selected, how their trip was and then he gives them one hundred dollars, however, in order for them to keep the money, they must tell him how many windows are in the house. The couple agrees that there are 16 windows but they must go to count them, Art explains that if there are 16 windows they can keep all the money, however, they will lose ten dollars for each window that is more than 16 or for every window that is less. The couple is taken to where the house is located, however, when they arrive they find out that the house has been moved.

In the second part of episode one, the series is looking for a young man who can be classified as the most bashful man in the world. They select a young man who has been admiring a young woman but has not been able to work up the courage to ask her for a date. He met the woman when he registered at a college for a class in business administration. Art has the young man sit in the audience and has the young woman come on stage where he asks her a few questions about relationships. She does not know the young man has already been selected to be her date for an evening.

  • Premiere Date
    January 10, 1955
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (36)