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Stanley and Oliver are trying to spend a relaxing night at home playing checkers, but the antics of their mischievous sons keep interrupting their recreation. Exasperated, the fathers send their misbehaving offspring to bed and start in on a furniture-destroying game of billiards. Upstairs, the kids continue to cause a ruckus and leave the bathtub faucet running full force. Finally, Oliver asks if they'll go to sleep if he gives them each a drink of water, then heads for the bathroom door.Written by
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One of the few films for which Hardy shaved off his mustache to play his own son. See more »
The bathtub fills completely up with water in under 15 seconds. See more »
Will you brats keep quiet? How do you expect me to **concentrate**?
Well, Oliver won't let me play with my blocks.
[to Ollie Jr]
Will you leave Stanley alone - and play quietly.
[speaking in a calmer and more conciliatory tone]
Certainly, if you must make a noise, make it **quietly**!
[in a deeply derisive tone]
Make a noise **quietly**...! Hmph!
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When released in a computer colorized version, the following scene was deleted: after Ollie had fallen down the stairs after tripping on the roller skate, Stan helps him up then trips on the same roller skate, which rolls across the room and crashes into the cat. See more »
Oliver Hardy: "I'll get the water. You might spill it," before the avalanche of water...
Especially interesting for the miniatures of STAN LAUREL and OLIVER HARDY, since they play dual roles of father and son. The "brats" in the title are the kids who distract their fathers from playing a game of chess and are told to quiet down.
All of the sight gags are fun to watch and the trick photography with the "kids" appearing to cope with over-sized furniture and props is another point of interest.
For the finale, the "kids" forget to turn the water in the tub off after Hardy gets cooled off by the ever thoughtful Stan. The cooling process backfires when the lads forget to turn the water off. The movie concludes with Oliver promising to get the kids a glass of water if they promise to go to sleep.
As Stan starts for the bathroom door, Oliver stops him. "I'll get the water. You might spill it." And then the avalanche of water for the final shot.
Good gags and plotting make this one of the duos more enjoyable shorts, all of it benefiting from the performances of Laurel and Hardy.
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