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Old 5th September 2010, 02:31 PM
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...it's high time Stan and Ollie graced our terrestrial TV screens again. Just like they did back in the '80s and early '90s.
Well said SD73. It's a shame to think that there are young kids today who have never heard of Laurel & Hardy.

My two boys (aged 6 and 8) regularly request a bit of L&H -their faves are Laughing Gravy and the Music Box - and I'm sure most kids would still get a kick out of them (amazing when you think that most of their output is 80-90 years old!)

Honourable mentions also to Blotto and Tit For Tat, which I first saw on my dad's old Super 8 projector many moons ago.
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Their comedy timing was absolutely impeccable and Hal Roach always surrounded Stan & Ollie with some of the best supporting comedy actors around, with James Finlayson probably being the best of the bunch - his double-takes are priceless, not to mentioning coming up with the word "D'oh" decades before The Simpsons or even Peter Glaze.

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My two boys (aged 6 and 8) regularly request a bit of L&H -their faves are Laughing Gravy and the Music Box - and I'm sure most kids would still get a kick out of them.
Funnily enough, i've been thinking about introducing my two nephews (aged 3 and 6) to L & H output myself.
Maybe the brilliant Blockheads would be a good start as this comedy classic reignited my interest in Stan and Ollie when i first saw the film on BBC 2 back in the late '80s.

TMB is another of my L & H faves and i believe the duo won some sort of award for this side-splitting short and deservedly so.

I also recommend The Chimp if you or your sons haven't already seen it.
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with James Finlayson probably being the best of the bunch - his double-takes are priceless, not to mentioning coming up with the word "D'oh" decades before The Simpsons or even Peter Glaze.
Finlayson is hilarious as the doctor who has a door literally shut in his face (twice!) in Saps At Sea.
The actor was also memorable as a sneaky sailor in Our Relations and remember Finlayson's unforgettable head-first dive down a flight of stairs in Our Wife?
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Old 13th September 2010, 05:59 PM
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I also recommend The Chimp if you or your sons haven't already seen it.
Is that the one where they're chimney sweeps at a mad professor's house? I seem to remember that one having a bizarre ending (?)

Another favourite of the kids' - and one that I'm surprised nobody else has mentioned yet - Brats!
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A bit of trivia: Finlayson never had that tash in real life, it was always stuck on for the role!
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Is that the one where they're chimney sweeps at a mad professor's house? I seem to remember that one having a bizarre ending (?)
No. That one is called Dirty Work.

The Chimp is the one when they are working for a circus that goes bust and each gets to keep a part as payment. Stan gets the Flea Circus and Ollie gets a gorilla.
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Love L&H, Bonnie Scotland is one of my fav's sadly missing from the box set but available from U.S. and Germany.
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I prefer Harold Lloyd to be honest but the L&H episode/film that stands out to me is the one where everyone is getting ready for a wedding and there is a jigsaw half finished on the table. Anyone who walks in the room cannot help but try to put a piece in ... anyway, I recall no one ever getting to the wedding but chaos ensues around said jigsaw.

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The Chimp is the one when they are working for a circus that goes bust and each gets to keep a part as payment. Stan gets the Flea Circus and Ollie gets a gorilla.[/COLOR][/FONT]
Stan's dialogue is priceless when he spots a Lion heading towards him, Ollie and Ethel the chimp:

"I just saw MGM!"
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