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Jun 21, 2011 4:18 pm


Feeding the Tax Man at Duffy's Tavern (1944)



Duffy's Tavern was one of the most popular radio shows during World War II and was a direct model for the TV series, Cheers. In this episode from 1944, the main characters try to figure out Roosevelt's expanded income tax which, for the first time, reached the masses.  Using humor, it reveals at least some frustration with the onerous and bewildering requirements of the tax.




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