Sunday, June 19, 2016

From Comics to Toons: Beetle Bailey in The Diet (1963)

Even though Beetle Bailey gets top billing in his shorts, he steps aside this time and puts the focus on Sgt. Orville Snorkel (Allan Melvin), who has to swallow his pride in order to go on a diet when his overeating, more so than Otto's, makes him the laughingstock of Camp Swampy, much to the delight of Beetle (Howard Morris) and friends.

Here's "The Diet":



A cautionary tale for those of us also struggling to lose weight, well before Richard Simmons came on the scene.

Rating: B.

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