Ollie can't find his hat, much to the amusement of his wife and maid. Then Ollie and Stan attempt to install a rooftop radio antenna.

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Mrs. Hardy insists that Oliver mount the radio aerial on the roof before he goes off gallivanting with his friend Stanley. But with Stanley's assistance, Oliver spends more time falling off the roof than atop it. Making one last attempt, Oliver climbs to the top of a ladder he's mounted on his Model T Ford, but just then Stanley accidentally starts the car. A wild ride through the streets of Culver City culminates in an unscheduled streetcar stop. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Amnesia! Mr. Hardy was beginning to forget things but Mr. Laurel had no fear of losing his memory-As a matter of fact, Mr. Laurel never had a memory to lose.

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(Western Electric Sound System) (A Victor Recording)

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Trivia

The house used in filming was built specifically for the movie on a rented lot on Madison Avenue in Culver City. See more »

Goofs

When Stan and Ollie are sitting in the lily pond after the chimney has fallen on them, you can see one of the fake bricks floating in the water. See more »

Quotes

Ollie: That's the trouble with you wives. You're always hidings things so that we husbands can't find them. Why I can't even find the telephone in this house!
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Featured in The Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy (1966) See more »

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Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Written by Marvin Hatley
Played during the opening credits and at the end
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Their best short
15 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A lot of people consider "Way Out West" or "Sons of the Desert" or even "Flying Deuces" to be Laurel and Hardy's funniest film, but I consider this short to be the most amusing thing they ever did. From the simplest plot--Ollie and Stan try to hang a radio antenna--comes some of the funniest situations imaginable. Everything that could go wrong does, usually with Ollie blaming Stan, Stan getting emotional, and havoc ensuing. L&H had to turn out several shorts every year, so some are funny and others are indifferent at best. This time, all the elements came together wonderfully. Hopefully "Hog Wild" will wind up on DVD before they disappear. Someway, somehow, find this and watch it.


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