Laurel and Hardy's bid for a quiet evening of checkers and pool is constantly interrupted by their squabbling brats little Ollie and little Stanley.

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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 Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy remained at home to take care of the children -- Their wives had gone out to target practice.

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22 March 1930 (USA)  »

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Das Kind in der Wanne  »

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The framed photograph next to the clock on the mantelpiece is of Jean Harlow. See more »

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The bedroom door doorknob - which had broken - was back together when the fathers first came to the bedroom. See more »

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Ollie Sr.: [in an irritable bossy tone of voice] Shoot THAT ball!
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Spoofed in The Dukes of Hazzard: A Little Game of Pool (1982) See more »

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Go to Sleep, My Baby
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Sung by Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel
Traditional
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Kid Trouble With Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy
14 May 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A LAUREL & HARDY Comedy Short.

Stan & Ollie each have a look-alike young son and they're both a couple of BRATS. While the men are trying to have a quiet evening of checkers & billiards, upstairs the two tots are into every sort of infantile mischief - destroying furniture & inflecting bodily injury upon each other...

A hilarious little film, with the Boys each playing a dual role. Good use of oversized props. Ollie (who looks odd without his mustache) sings ‘Go To Sleep, My Baby.'


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