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  • So that he and Stan can sneak away to Chicago and attend the annual "Sons of the Desert" lodge convention, Ollie pretends to be sick, and gets a doctor (who turns out to be a veterinarian) to prescribe a long ocean voyage to Hawaii. Decked out in leis and strumming ukeleles, they return home only to learn that the ship supposedly carrying them has sunk. Their hastily- contrived tale of "ship-hiking" their way back cuts no ice with their wives, who've been at the movies watching a newsreel of the lodge's convention parade, starring... guess who?

    - Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>
  • After the Exalted Ruler gets all local lodge members to swear they will attend the Sons of the Desert's annual convention in Chicago, Stan and Ollie have to find a way to to get their wives to let them go. Stan has surprisingly little trouble doing so but for Ollie, it's a formidable task. In the end he fakes an illness getting a doctor (actually a veterinarian) to order him to take a cruise to Hawaii. So off the boys go to Chicago - and the plan would have worked brilliantly were it not for the fact that the ship they were to sail on sinks and the wives happen to see them in a newsreel.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

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