A rotund young man and his wife are spending the day at the beach at Coney Island. Feeling restless and wanting to go to the amusements at Luna Park, he ditches his wife. At the amusement park, he meets a pretty young woman. She arrived at the amusement park with one man, went in with another who had money to pay her entrance, before she ends up spending much of the day with the rotund husband, who managed to get the second man arrested. As the husband and the pretty young woman get into one misadventure after another, the first two men try to win back the affection of the pretty young woman, while the wife goes searching for her husband. The wife and the second man, who are old friends, team up in their quest, which leads to further misadventure for all five and the police.
Did You Know?
This is one of the very first times in film history where the fourth wall is broken, as "Fatty" directs the camera to shoot higher up while he's is disrobing. This gag was previously used by Arbuckle in the 1914 Keystone comedy 'The Knockout.' See more
When Fatty and his girl are at the beach (first scene), a cameramen can be seen in the background in the upper right corner. See more
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That's the Statue of Liberty's husband.
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