During the 1980s, I saw a compilation of Robert Benchley spoof documentaries called “Those Wonderful Benchley Shorts”. One short in the compilation showed a man changing position in his sleep many times and Benchley commentated that its strange that people sleep to relax as “a game of basketball would be more relaxing.”
Robert Benchley was grandfather to Peter Benchley who was speechwriter to Lyndon B. Johnson and later wrote “Jaws”. The Robert Benchley shorts were produced in the 1930s, the compilation was made in the 1970s and I watched it on TV in the 1980s.
November 20, 2013