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When the gang is being court marshaled and their buttons are being ripped off their blouses, Theodore is shown holding the ball from his ball and chain. After the buttons are torn off, Theodore doesn't have the ball in his hand, but in the very next scene as they are being led away, he is again holding the ball. See more »
We got to put some distance between us and this town or it's going to become our permanent residence, and I mean permanent.
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Don't watch this if you are sad. There's a strange dynamic in humor, having to do with happy endings. Happy isn't happy.
The standard model is two dummies who do everything wrong. As the story progresses, more and more damage is done, and the plight of the comics gets worse and worse. For some reason, their disaster makes us feel lighter. Its such a strong model that when we deviate from it, we notice.
Then, at some point, someone possibly Disney changed the formula to what we have here. The guys are stupid as usual. They destroy everything as usual. They humiliate the policeman (or other authority figure) as usual. What's new is that it all adds up to them being celebrated for some unintended good.
For some reason, the effect is to make us feel worse. It was only with Peter Seller's Jacques Clouseau that the hero was so profoundly clueless (and French, extra clueless because he was french) that the adjusted formula works.
The only value in this is the performance of Ken Mars as the tortured sheriff.
Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.
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