Mrs. Hardy is irate that her husband Oliver spends more time with his friend Stanley than with her. Oliver decides to adopt a baby, hoping that it will keep his wife occupied so that he and...
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Mrs. Hardy is irate that her husband Oliver spends more time with his friend Stanley than with her. Oliver decides to adopt a baby, hoping that it will keep his wife occupied so that he and Stanley can continue to carouse. But upon returning home with the infant, they find a process server with a divorce summons, and spend a sleepless night caring for the squalling baby.Written by
Paul Penna <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This Laurel and Hardy short, with the guys stuck with a baby they adopted to give Ollie's wife something to do during the day (loved that) was an eye opener for me when I first viewed it in the mid eighties, over a half century after it was made.
After the wife storms out, Ollie is holding the baby and Stan is going to leave. Ollie asks where Stanley is going. Stanley asks what does he have to do with the baby.
Ollie: "What do you have to do with it? Why, you're the one who wanted me to have a baby."
Stan: "Well, I can't be tied down to a baby. I have my future, . . my career to think about."
Ollie: "Well, what about me? What will my friends say? I'll be . . . ostracized."
Why are youth panicked into what do and not to do when obviously the same problems have been going on for longer than anyone wants to admit?
Thank you, Laurel and Hardy, for at least documenting it.
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