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Perfect Day (1929)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  10 August 1929 (USA)
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Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before Stanley and Oliver and their families get into the car. First the boys get into a fight and destroy all the sandwiches. Then the car... See full summary »

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Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before Stanley and Oliver and their families get into the car. First the boys get into a fight and destroy all the sandwiches. Then the car itself keeps acting up, requiring repeated exits and reboardings by the boys, their wives and grouchy, gout-ridden Uncle Edgar. A brick-throwing tiff with a neighbor threatens to escalate into general mayhem until the local parson strolls by. They finally manage to get underway, steering toward an innocent-looking mud puddle in the street. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Delícias de um Automobilista  »

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Trivia

The picnic was supposed to occupy the second reel, but the gags in the preparation and departure got so involved that they filled the entire two reels. See more »

Goofs

Though Stan and Ollie never do manage to fix the flat tire, it's in good condition by the end of the film. See more »

Quotes

[Oliver is trying to start the car]
Stan: Step on it, Ollie.
Oliver: I'll step on you in a minute. And don't call me 'Ollie'!
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Referenced in It's a Gift (1934) See more »

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Not Perfect
8 October 2005 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

I am in the midst of watching a lot of Laurel and Hardy shorts. I'm amazed at a few things.

There are over a hundred. They all use the same gag philosophy, often the same gags. And they range from pretty darn funny to boring.

This is one of the boring ones. You know when you see a tray of sandwiches that it will be upset and the tray will be used as a weapon a few times. You know when you see a bandaged foot that it can only repeatedly pummeled. Sometimes they do these things with a pace and lightness that you get swept up in it.

Other times, as here, you can imagine them as tired, coming to work to hear the day's layout and just not caring.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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