Members of a municipal band, Stanley and Oliver seem to be always following someone else's lead, rather than that of the temperamental conductor. Soon they're out of a job, as well as their lodgings when the landlady finds out they've been fired. The boys try their luck at being street musicians, but the tiffs they get into with each other soon spread to passersby in general, until the street is filled with men pulling each other's pants off. Written by
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Hal Roach Studios production number S-9. See more
In the course of the escalating tiff on the street between Stan and Ollie, there are multiple instances of Ollie punching Stan in the stomach, followed by Stan kicking Ollie in the shins. After a few of these, tactics are changed to ripping handkerchiefs, removing or shredding ties, etc. After the latter takes place, the handkerchief and tie is seen lying on the ground. But then, a couple of shots are inserted of more stomach punching and shin kicking, which were actually shot earlier and show the boys' ties and handkerchiefs still intact. See more