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Ma and Pa Kettle

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The title couple and their enormous brood of bumpkins made their movie debut in the film version of Betty McDonald's humorous book [[Feature~V15377~The Egg and I~theeggandi]] (1947) where they appeared as supporting characters. Audiences found them funny and so the characters got their own long-running series of B movies. Ma and Pa Kettle is the first in that series and centers on the exploits of the impoverished hayseed family after Pa wins a contest by writing a jim-dandy slogan for a tobacco company...more

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