Mrs. Hardy insists that Oliver mount the radio aerial on the roof before he goes off gallivanting with his friend Stanley. But with Stanley's assistance, Oliver spends more time falling off the roof than atop it. Making one last attempt, Oliver climbs to the top of a ladder he's mounted on his Model T Ford, but just then Stanley accidentally starts the car. A wild ride through the streets of Culver City culminates in an unscheduled streetcar stop.Written by
Paul Penna <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The ladder on the car was attached to a large weight underneath the vehicle, allowing it to swing back and forth without the car tipping over. See more »
Ollie falls off the roof into a pond, gets out and he's dry. See more »
Yoo-hoo. TILLIE! Have you seen my hat?
Tillie the Maid:
Don't stand there stuttering. Have you seen my hat?
Of course she's seen your hat.
You may go.
[Tillie laughs at Ollie, because he's so upset about not being able to find something that's sitting right on his head, and leaves]
There you are. How do you expect me to uphold the dignity in my home when you belittle me in front of the servants?
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Written by Marvin Hatley
Played during the opening credits and at the end See more »
Perhaps Their Most Typical Short
In many ways HOG WILD is the most typical L&H short . In fact it`s like someone has distilled the formula and found out what the strengths and weaknesses are and refined them . First of all is the weaknesses: The story starts with Ollie suffering from amnesia and he can`t find his hat - You`ll never guess where it is ! - but this plot line is forgotten when he realises it`s be on his head all along . The running gag of trying to put up a radio arial is very repetitive when you stop to examine the script , but the repetitive nature perhaps isn`t a criticism because it shows us the slapstick duo at their very best . Ollie spends most of the short getting into serious mishaps and screams " OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH " a lot while Stan runs around panicking and making screeching whining noises . It goes without saying that Stan only adds more misery to Ollie`s situation
On paper HOG WILD probably comes across as being silly , repetitive and perhaps a little sadistic but on screen these two lovable clowns had me in fits of laughter . Many of the reviewers rate this as one of the very best L&H shorts . I couldn`t agree more
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