Although his characterization of Mrs. Hardy's brother is a highlight among fans, Charley Chase hated the part as being too far removed form his usual screen character. Ironically, he repeats this type of character in "The Heckler", one of his last, and most critically acclaimed, shorts.
Three decades after the movie's release, its motif inspired the creation of an "international Laurel and Hardy appreciation society," named after the movie and created by Stan Laurel and his biographer John McCabe.
The music under the opening credits also underscores the MGM film "Faithless" made a year earlier. This would make sense; producer Hal Roach released through Metro, so the "Sons" music appears to be a simple lift.