May 23, 2011
People Are Funny hit the air in 1943, with Art Baker as
Baker was fired and replaced by Art Linkletter, ostensibly because Linkletter would work for less money.
The show was a hit with Linkletter, and it stayed on the radio for seventeen years, from 1943 to 1960. The TV version was on the air from 1954 to 1961.
The show generally followed this formula: Send an audience member out on the street at the beginning of the show to do a stunt, then do several on-stage stunts with other audience members, and finally bring back the first audience member to relate his or her experience outside the studio.
This episode is from January 13, 1952.