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Buzzin' Around (1933)

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Fatty invents a liquid with flubber-like properties which makes objects resilient and unbreakable. Unfortunately, in his rush to get out of the house to demonstrate his invention, he ... See full summary »

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Fatty invents a liquid with flubber-like properties which makes objects resilient and unbreakable. Unfortunately, in his rush to get out of the house to demonstrate his invention, he unknowingly grabs a jar of moonshine instead of the jar which holds his wonder liquid. To make matters worse, as he drives to the demonstration, a football-sized beehive falls from a tree onto the cargo bed of his truck . . . Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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With the world's funniest fat man. (One-sheet poster).

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Fatty's Comeback
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Buzzin' Around (1933)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The second film in Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle's comeback has him playing a farm boy who creates a special liquid that when applied to dishes makes them unbreakable. He goes to take this into the city so that he can make some major cash but he ends up taking the wrong stuff and all sorts of trouble follows. BUZZIN' AROUND isn't a masterpiece and it can't hold a candle next to the classic Arbuckle pictures but for the most part I found it to be mildly entertaining thanks in large part to the star. He manages to really come across as likable, which is something that made his silent pictures so entertaining. You certainly believe him as this farm boy who creates this special chemical and we're given several funny situations where Arbuckle simply gets to use his charm for laughs. I think the highlight of the picture is when he gets his car attached to that of a rich man and what follows is certainly full of laughs. Another funny sequence involves what happens once he finally gets to the location wanting to buy his chemical. The weirdest moments are at the start of the picture when Arbuckle comes under attack from bees. The special effects, using animation, are weak to say the least but at the same time you've never really seen this type of comedy attempt. Al St. John is good as well in his supporting role.


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