Charley agrees to go on a blind date to help out his roommate. But because his last such date turned out badly, he goes all out trying to make himself look bad. He refuses to shave, wears ... See full summary »
Charley agrees to go on a blind date to help out his roommate. But because his last such date turned out badly, he goes all out trying to make himself look bad. He refuses to shave, wears his friend's old suit and even eats garlic. Unfortunately for him, however, his date turns out to be the lovely Thelma Todd. Written by
R. Scott Gibson
The Pip from Pittsburgh is one of the better Charley Chase shorts I've seen.
It is so titled because Charley's roommate Griff tells him that the blind date he has set up for him is a "pip." Charley complains that's what he told him last time, when the "pip" turned out to be unattractive to Charley. This time, to protect himself, he makes himself unattractive in order to repulse "The Pip." When he discovers it's the ravishing Thelma Todd, his backpedaling antics make up most of the rest of the film.
Particularly hilarious is the scene on the dance floor where Charley steals his suit back from Griffin. Each of them wearing one leg of the same pair of pants must be seen to be believed.
It delivers lots of genuine laughs. I'd have given it an 8/10 except for the sudden ending which resolves nothing and is rather stupid. It's like they ran out of ideas and just decided to stop in mid-stride.
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