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Busy Bodies (1933)

Passed  -  Short | Comedy  -  7 October 1933 (USA)
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Stan and Ollie do battle with inanimate objects, their co-workers, and the laws of physics during a routine work day at the sawmill.

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It's a typical day at the woodshop for Stanley and Oliver, getting jammed in windows, puncturing water pipes, getting stuck to glue brushes, having tiffs with their co-workers, and finally getting their car cut in half in a giant band-saw. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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7 October 1933 (USA)  »

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Am Rande der Kreissäge  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

What Hardy yanks at the hose connected to the sink, he is wet. When he comes out of the sawdust chute, there isn't ANY sawdust stuck to him. See more »

Quotes

Ollie: [after he and Stan have landed after toppling over on the ladder and demolishing the utility shed, with Stan clutching Ollie's ears in terror] Will you let go of my EA-YUHS?
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Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited
Written by Marvin Hatley
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OSHA was invented because of this two-reeler
7 August 2003 | by (Naples, FL) – See all my reviews

Have you ever wondered why the government formed OSHA to help promote and protect worker safety on the job? This short demonstrates why OSHA was needed. No. It had nothing to do with unions or workers organizing. It all had to do with Busy Bodies as Laurel and Hardy turn the carpentry shop upside down, backwards and inside out.

Safety violation 1. No smoking in the work place.

Safety violation 2. Improper use of glue and adhesives.

Safety violation 3. Tools used for purposes other than what they were made for.

Safety Violation 4. Opening and closing windows improperly.

Safety violation 5. Just being Laurel and Hardy.

Did I mention that Laurel and Hardy were innovative and on the cutting edge of technology. They were the first to put a disc player in their car. The only problem is: Where's the motor? Their on board phonograph is durable though.

Busy Bodies is a laugh fest and along with Help Mates and The Music Box is one of the best L&H shorts. For any L&H fan or for any fan of comedy, this is a must see.


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