Bargain Madness (recorded off of Turner Classic Movies). [Category: Hollywood]

30s housewives battle over bargain merchandise as if it all was the Cabbage Patch version of Tickle Me Elmo. A narrator makes fun of them, but he saves his biggest taunts for a fat lady who tries on girdles who are too small for her. This is much too sexist for today's audiences, though we've hardly outgrown the illness being depicted. It is an amusing snapshot of 30s culture, though.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.

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