Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hal Roach, Part 2

TCM continues its salute to the Hal Roach Studios tonight at 8:00 PM ET with a 24-hour look at the shorts of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. I think all of us know about Laurel and Hardy, but to be honest, I don't think I've actually seen that many of the shorts that are airing tonight and tomorrow. Two that I have are:

Towed in a Hole, overnight at 2:00 AM ET, in which Laurel and Hardy want to go into business as fishermen, and buy a boat that they have to move and repair; and
The Music Box at 4:30 AM, in which the two are piano movers who have to deliver a piano up a long, long flight of stairs.

Some of the comedy may be a bit too slapstick and over the top, but the movies are genuinely funny.

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