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Stanley and Oliver are trying to spend a relaxing night at home playing checkers, but the antics of their mischievous sons keep interrupting their recreation. Exasperated, the fathers send their misbehaving offspring to bed and start in on a furniture-destroying game of billiards. Upstairs, the kids continue to cause a ruckus and leave the bathtub faucet running full force. Finally, Oliver asks if they'll go to sleep if he gives them each a drink of water, then heads for the bathroom door. Written by
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Brats is unusual a short for Laurel&Hardy because the boys have no supporting players. No Jimmy Finlayson, no Mae Busch to bounce some of the laughs. They are on their own in Brats, times two.
With a little bit of trick photography Hal Roach had both an adult version and a junior version of the boys. It's a father and sons night and they are watching the kids as the wives are apparently having a girl's night out.
No doubt physically, no doubt mentally that these are indeed their father's sons. Both the adults and the Brats get into the same monkey shine situations.
The kids with special oversize sets built by Hal Roach have some wonderful bits. They're offered a nice nickel to whoever gets ready for bed first. Little Ollie steals the nickel, but little Stan gets even so Ollie will have a bit of discomfort before he can spend that nickel.
My other favorite is them trying to catch an animated mouse and little Stan shooting little Ollie with an air rifle at his widest portion.
This one is the boys and Hal Roach at their best.
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