In 1986 Hal Roach released a colorized Version of Helpmates, with 2 scenes deleted.
Scenes deleted in the 1986 colorized version were: Ollie and Stan talking on the phone about Stan not coming to the party because a dog bit him and he might have "hydrophosphates"; at the beginning of the feature, we pan around the room at the mess, and in the colorized verison, just stills of the mess are shown.
One deleted scene includes: Ollie's in the bedroom, he's down on the floor looking for a lost shirt button. Stan comes in and asks where he keeps his handkerchiefs. "The top drawer" replies Ollie. Stan opens it, takes it out and blows his nose but neglects to close the drawer. Finding the button, Ollie gets up and his head crashes right through the open drawer.
All prints are incomplete. The surviving material lacks the original MGM credits and lion and features no director nor technical credits.