This evening in the Andrews household, mom is home alone when Fred enters witha new television set. . The family is excited, but without an antenna, will they be able to get any stations? Regardless, lifestyle changes begin right away when Mary tries to find the right place to put it so it won’t clash with the room decor.
To a family from the days when TV was new, the documentary about a travelogseems fascinating to our comic book heros. Besides, with no aerial, it’s their only channel. The mature days of cable TV was still a long way down the road from here. The show is interupted when Jughead visits. Word hits the streets, and soon the house is full of excited teenagers. The drama from the exciteable Jugheadspreads, but will the Andrews family ever get to enjoy their first television program?
With a houseful of typical teens it mean that mom has to miss the show when she makes enough sandwiches for the growing croud, and with the extra advice and suggestions, the frustration and comedy levels are sure to reach a frenzy pitch.
Cab Calloway. 1935. A Chicken Ain’t Nothin’ but a Bird.