Mrs. Kenny didn't raise no fool (relatively speaking); when friend Daniel Kasman sent out an e-mail to various and sundry contributors to the very fine MUBI Notebook he oversees, asking for contributions to a guide to the Film Forum's summer Essential Pre-Code series, Mrs. Kenny's son jumped right on the great newsie comedy Blessed Event, knowing that EVERYBODY ELSE would be bidding to get in a paragraph on it: it's just that kind of film. Hence, out of a kind of spite for dibs comes the first thing I've written for the Notebook in a while, but don't get too excited, it's pretty short. On the other hand, do get excited, as other contributors to the guide include such sharpies as Gina Telaroli, Ben Sachs, Jaime Christley, Davids Cairns and Phelps, the always pleasant and easy-to-get-along-with Craig Keller, and others. Good reading, good viewing. I'm curious as to whether the print Film Forum is showing restores a couple of Jewish-baiting jokes uttered by Lee Tracy's gossip columnist character that were disappeared from the film in the bad old days of Turner tampering. Also, the movie' ALWAYS worth seeing again, and Warner Archive hasn't yet put it on disc, so, if you're in the tri-state area, you ought to go too.