Friending and unfriending in the pre-digital era

When we last saw Phil in Shy Guy (1947), he was struggling to overcome loneliness and social awkwardness — a task he ultimately accomplished by heeding the sage advice of his father. At some point between 1947 and 1952, Phil somehow managed to acquire a younger brother, Ray, who also has a thing or two to learn about friendship. Now that Phil has gone from friendless geek to Mister Popularity, he’s in a position to give Ray the benefit of his superior wisdom.

8 Responses to Friending and unfriending in the pre-digital era

  1. We need to revive all those old shows. A whole generation missed those lessons.

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  2. Corrie.S.P. says:

    Hey! Something’s going on over there!


  3. Corrie.S.P. says:

    Oh my goodness, those sweaters in the other video!🤣
    I liked his suit better.

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  5. Jennie says:

    I loved this. Great lessons!

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  6. John Holton says:

    That’s Dick York, isn’t it? I love these short subjects!

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