Category: Comedy

Vintage and pulp stories interrupted with jokes. Episodes come out on Tuesdays!

E052: A Delicate Commission

November 13, 2018

It's Van Damme as you've never seen him before! No, it's Richard Gere and Geena Davis fighting a Detroit car magnate! Nah, it's a suave secret agent, sent to protect a woman of means... and mystery! It's: "A Delicate Commission"! Actually, it's a guy who goes shopping for his sister, but don't worry, we made it both exciting AND funny. From the Winter 1933 edition of Follies pin-up magazine comes this story of confused shoppers and very confused shopping. When you think of pulp magazines and comedy (and you will think of pulp magazines and comedy) this is just the kind of strange story you never knew you needed in your life.

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