Once Upon a Honeymoon is an odd old short from the 1950s. It's either about a Camp Gay
angel who imagines he is helping a newly married couple out of a bind that is further holding up their delayed honeymoon. Or maybe it is the other way around. In the way of these two bizarre factions there is some singing, dancing, and a lot of plugs for new appliances and phones.
Thus a short about nothing, with no learning but some hugging.note
For the Mystery Science Theater 3000
version, please go to the episode recap page
This has no connection to the 1942 film of the same name, starring Ginger Rogers
and Cary Grant
This short provides examples of:
- Bad Boss: Partially. Gordon does stop Jim's honeymoon but he's not exactly happy about it either.
- Camp Gay: Or maybe Camp Straight is better; the angel is awfully flamboyant either way.
- Totally Radical: Wilmer.
- What Were They Selling Again?: The short was by Ma Bell promoting their new colored phones, and all of the appliances and furniture were to show how there was a different color phone to match whatever the style was. The shocking concept of home phones that weren't black would have stood out to contemporary audiences. Society Marches On.
- Writer's Block Montage: Most of the short is this.