Bobby Clark -- whose Broadway stardom would stretch into the 1950s and Paul McCullough made another assault on Hollywood in the mid-thirties. While Groucho had a painted-on mustache -- which more than one Paramount executive complained was not very convincing -- Mr. Clark sported painted on eyeglasses, and never stopped talking, while MCoullough was a perfect stooge for his verbal and physical lunacy. As for the pig, it makes a fine leader for the group, who are running a combination tailoring shop and waffle iron. Bud Jamison mistakes them for a pair of Scotsmen whom he plans on selling his new explosive, brilliantly called "Explode-O."
As you can tell from that description, this short is as logically and tightly plotted as any of their shorts. This pair was one of the sets of crazy comedians who tried to make the transition from the stage to movies, along with the Marx Brothers, Wheeler and Woosley and a bit later, Olsen and Johnson. Definitely a matter of taste, but this breathless bit of nonsense won't give you time to worry about whether they are any good. You'll be too busy laughing.
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