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Laurel and Hardy: You're Darn Tootin' (1928)



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Laurel and Hardy were such a brilliant slapstick comedy team that they could turn the simplest of physical gags into an unbridled riot, where anyone else would crash and burn. This short film has an uproarious second half, and yet all there is to it is Stan and Ollie beating up on each other as innocent bystanders gradually get involved. This is the kind of material the Three Stooges did with considerably less finesse years later, but here Laurel and Hardy demonstrate that even the simplest, dumbest gags can be funny when the timing and comic escalation is just right.