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Helpmates (1932)

Passed  -  Short | Comedy  -  23 January 1932 (USA)
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Oliver's house is in a shambles after a wild party, and his wife is due home at noon. He calls Stanley to help him fix the place up, and the typical catastrophies ensue. Somehow, however, ... See full summary »

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Oliver's house is in a shambles after a wild party, and his wife is due home at noon. He calls Stanley to help him fix the place up, and the typical catastrophies ensue. Somehow, however, Stanley manages to complete the job by the time Oliver leaves to pick up his wife at the train station. As a finishing touch, Stan decides to start a nice fire in the fireplace, using a can of gasoline to hurry the process along. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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When the cats are away, the mice start looking up telephone numbers

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23 January 1932 (USA)  »

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Ajudante Desastrado  »

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Trivia

At one point Stan Laurel gives out a phone number, and it was his own personal number at the time. See more »

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Stan has attached the drying line to the kitchen door and, when Ollie opens it, he pulls down the chimney pipe from the stove and is hit by a cloud of soot. Stan comes over and takes off Ollie's hat, and, trying to clean it , blows the soot from the top into Ollie's face. But the top of his hat was white and clean in the previous shot. See more »

Quotes

Ollie: Get this house cleaned up! Do you know that my wife will be home at noon!
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Ollie: Well it's a good thing you haven't any sense!
Stan: It certainly is!
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Hysterical! I Have Always Found This Funny!
19 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the very first Laurel and Hardy shorts that I ever say in my whole entire life. And I remember that the first time I watched it, I was rolling on the floor laughing myself silly! This is hysterical, no matter how many times that I watch it, I have always found it funny, it still makes me laugh! This is probably one of the funniest Laurel and Hardy short films that I have ever seen in my life, and that is saying a lot, because I have seen a lot of Laurel and Hardy short films that I really thought were hysterical! Stan and Oillie are in top form for this short, well that is pretty obvious, because in all of the shorts and feature films that I have seen them in, they are always in top form!

Well all in all, this is one of the funniest Laurel and Hardy short films that I have ever seen in my life, and it is one of the funniest short films that I have ever seen, its copies should be preserved at all costs. Because this is indeed something very hysterical and unforgettable! I am so glad that I watched it, because it is so HYSTERICAL! I would say what happens in it, but you are just going to have to see it for yourself.

So in short, you should take the time to watch this short with Laurel and Hardy, because if you haven't seen this, you are probably going to be end up laughing out loud repeatedly! Well anyway, if you are trying to kill some time by looking for a good Laurel And Hardy short to watch, then you should probably watch this one, because from the very minute that you press the play button to the very minute that this short is over, you are not going to be able to quit laughing, no matter how hard you try!

10/10


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