History Creator / LaurelAndHardy

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* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Hardy as the grumpy, no-nonsense straight man and Laurel as the bumbling, foolish wise guy. However, they suffered equal amount of AmusingInjuries.
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** Harmon and [=MacGeorge=] would voice the duo again in an episode of TheNewScoobyDooMovies.

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** Harmon and [=MacGeorge=] would voice the duo again in an episode of TheNewScoobyDooMovies.''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies''.



** Stan's idiotic grin and befuddled head-scratching.

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** Stan's idiotic grin and grin, befuddled head-scratching.head-scratching, and impish grin-shrug.
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Stan and Ollie were masters of improvised comedy. They rarely rehearsed a scene because they wanted to capture the "magic" on film. Once when a guest star asked if they were going to rehearse, Stan Laurel shot back, "Do you want to ''spoil'' it?"
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* FranchiseZombie: Larry Harmon's attempts to make more Laurel and Hardy-related material after the duo's death. He succeeded somewhat with the 1960s Creator/HannaBarbera series, but flopped spectacularly with the 1999 film ''The All-New Adventures of Laurel and Hardy: For Love or Mummy''.
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* TheCastShowoff: Ollie had quite a set of pipes. (For those who don't know what that means, it means that he sings really well.) Plus, both the boys frequently got to show off their dancing, especially in ''Way Out West''.
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* CreatorBacklash: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (particularly Laurel) later gave negative comments towards their 1940s films for 20th Century Fox and MetroGoldwynMayer. This was largely due to the duo being given little creative freedom on those movies.
** Interestingly, more recent research reveals that Laurel partially directed at least one of the films. What's more, Hardy included one of the duo's Fox films, ''Jitterbugs'' (1943) on his 'Top 5 Favorite Films' list.
** Stan Laurel later called the production of ''Atoll K'', the team's final film, "an abortion." Production was so chaotic that entire book was recently written on it.
** Producer Hal Roach disliked ''Babes in Toyland'' (1934). Apparently, this stemmed from creative differences between Roach and Laurel.
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* NeverMyFault: Whenever things invariably went wrong, Ollie would tell Stan "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!" This was Ollie's CatchPhrase.

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* NeverMyFault: Whenever When things invariably went (inevitably) go wrong, Ollie would tell Stan will ''always'' blame Stan. It's right there in his CatchPhrase: "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!" This was Ollie's CatchPhrase.into!"
** In fairness, it usually ''is'' Stan's fault, although Ollie is more than capable of screwing up on his own.
5th Apr '16 5:52:53 PM Kalmbach
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** ''Saps At Sea'' shows an early electric hearing aid in 1940.
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* ActionGirl: Thelma and Rubie from ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ_JZBCkqvA Two Tars]]'', who beat up the sweet shop assistant when he fights Ollie and Stan.

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* ActionGirl: Thelma and Rubie from ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ_JZBCkqvA Two Tars]]'', ''Two Tars'', who beat up the sweet shop assistant when he fights Ollie and Stan.



* AgonyOfTheFeet: The Riffs in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnLrLyPIWyE Beau Hunks]]'' have tacks assaulting their feet (which stops the entire army from slaughtering the whole fort) while Ollie gets a nail stuck in his foot in ''Film/TheMusicBox.''
* AllJustADream: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AV2eqOJ3kY The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case]]'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaq3g5P88ck Oliver the Eighth]]'' end like this.

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* AgonyOfTheFeet: The Riffs in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnLrLyPIWyE Beau Hunks]]'' ''Beau Hunks'' have tacks assaulting their feet (which stops the entire army from slaughtering the whole fort) while Ollie gets a nail stuck in his foot in ''Film/TheMusicBox.''
* AllJustADream: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AV2eqOJ3kY The ''The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case]]'' Case'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaq3g5P88ck Oliver ''Oliver the Eighth]]'' Eighth'' end like this.



** From ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvN4Tm5fvu4 Putting Pants on Phillip]]'', pants were not often mass produced in assorted standard sizes, so men had to often go the nearest tailor for a custom fitting.

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** From ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvN4Tm5fvu4 Putting ''Putting Pants on Phillip]]'', Phillip'', pants were not often mass produced mass-produced in assorted standard sizes, so men had to often go the nearest tailor for a custom fitting.



** 78 RPM records were fragile and broke easily, as seen in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cyKRNCWZN8 Liberty]]''.

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** 78 RPM records were fragile and broke easily, as seen in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cyKRNCWZN8 Liberty]]''.''Liberty''.



* BadassBoast: Courtesy of Stan in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ_JZBCkqvA Two Tars]]:'' "You're flirtin' with Death, son!"
* BedsheetLadder: In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtyVA7zMs84 Laughing Gravy]]'', Stan tries to hoist Ollie up via one of these, with the expected results.

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* BadassBoast: Courtesy of Stan in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ_JZBCkqvA Two Tars]]:'' ''Two Tars'': "You're flirtin' with Death, son!"
* BedsheetLadder: In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtyVA7zMs84 Laughing Gravy]]'', ''Laughing Gravy'', Stan tries to hoist Ollie up via one of these, with the expected results.



* BlackWidow: In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaq3g5P88ck Oliver the Eighth]]'' (though ''she's'' the rich one, not her husbands).

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* BlackWidow: In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaq3g5P88ck Oliver ''Oliver the Eighth]]'' Eighth'' (though ''she's'' the rich one, not her husbands).



* TheBoxingEpisode: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZayFC6MCqsw Any Old Port]]'' and the first half of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlIXByXcUHw The Battle of the Century.]]''

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* TheBoxingEpisode: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZayFC6MCqsw Any ''Any Old Port]]'' Port'' and the first half of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlIXByXcUHw The ''The Battle of the Century.]]''Century''.



* TheCastShowoff: Ollie had quite a set of pipes. (For those who don't know what that means, it means that he sings really well.) Plus, both the boys frequently got to show off their dancing, especially in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlIXByXcUHw Way Out West.]]''
* CarFu: Seen in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ_JZBCkqvA Two Tars.]]''
* CatchPhrase: "Well, here's ''another'' fine mess you've gotten me into!", often said by Ollie to Stan after things went awry. One of their shorts was even called ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZfg9rk_9iQ Another Fine Mess]]''.

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* TheCastShowoff: Ollie had quite a set of pipes. (For those who don't know what that means, it means that he sings really well.) Plus, both the boys frequently got to show off their dancing, especially in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlIXByXcUHw Way ''Way Out West.]]''
West''.
* CarFu: Seen in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ_JZBCkqvA Two Tars.]]''
''Two Tars''.
* CatchPhrase: "Well, here's ''another'' fine mess you've gotten me into!", often said by Ollie to Stan after things went awry. One of their shorts was even called ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZfg9rk_9iQ Another ''Another Fine Mess]]''.Mess''.



* CementShoes: PlayedForLaughs in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOc9BCVfOTw Our Relations.]]''

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* CementShoes: PlayedForLaughs in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOc9BCVfOTw Our Relations.]]''''Our Relations''.



* ChasedOffIntoTheSunset: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c0m_vCBxw0 Pack Up Your Troubles]]'' plays this trope straight. Early on, Stan and Oliver get an Army cook in trouble. He vows that if he ever comes across the duo again, he'd come after them with a knife. At the end of the film, when they've happily resolved everything, they're asked to stay to eat. The cook turns out to be the former Army cook from before - and he makes good on his threat as he chases Laurel and Hardy off into the distance.

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* ChasedOffIntoTheSunset: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c0m_vCBxw0 Pack ''Pack Up Your Troubles]]'' Troubles'' plays this trope straight. Early on, Stan and Oliver get an Army cook in trouble. He vows that if he ever comes across the duo again, he'd come after them with a knife. At the end of the film, when they've happily resolved everything, they're asked to stay to eat. The cook turns out to be the former Army cook from before - and he makes good on his threat as he chases Laurel and Hardy off into the distance.



* ConstructionZoneCalamity: The second half of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cyKRNCWZN8 Liberty]]''.

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* ConstructionZoneCalamity: The second half of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cyKRNCWZN8 Liberty]]''.''Liberty''.



* CreditsGag: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZfg9rk_9iQ Another Fine Mess]]'' has its credits recited aloud by a pair of twin usherettes (Beverly and Bettymae Crane).

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* CreditsGag: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZfg9rk_9iQ Another ''Another Fine Mess]]'' Mess'' has its credits recited aloud by a pair of twin usherettes (Beverly and Bettymae Crane).



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: At the end of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEVRkrZ81O4 One Good Turn]]'', Stan snaps and starts physically attacking Ollie while shouting threats. The boys added this in because Stan's little girl was scared of her "Uncle Ollie" (she thought the way he bullied Stan in the films was ''real''); seeing a movie where her dad finally stood up to him completely fixed the problem.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: At the end of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEVRkrZ81O4 One ''One Good Turn]]'', Turn'', Stan snaps and starts physically attacking Ollie while shouting threats. The boys added this in because Stan's little girl was scared of her "Uncle Ollie" (she thought the way he bullied Stan in the films was ''real''); seeing a movie where her dad finally stood up to him completely fixed the problem.



** In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvxEytUO1pU Block-Heads]]'', the boys have a run-in with a bratty little kid (played by Tommy Bond, aka "Butch" in ''Film/TheLittleRascals''). This leads to the kid's father twice kicking Ollie in the rear...for which Stan retaliates in turn by landing a punch on the guy's chin that ''knocks him out cold.''
* CrustyCaretaker: Seen in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AV2eqOJ3kY The Laurel and Hardy Murder Case]]'', although PlayedForLaughs.
* CurbStompBattle: Seen in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnLrLyPIWyE Beau Hunks]]''. Once Ollie and Stan unleash tacks on the Riffs, the battle is immediately won by the French Foreign Legion.
* CueTheRain: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmKM1clRzE4 Helpmates]]''
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZPvuoG_su0 The Flying Deuces]]''. It has several moments of GallowsHumor, contains long drawn-out scenes that have just as many contemplative and depressing moments as they do funny moments, and [[spoiler:kills off Ollie at the climax, leaving Stan all alone...until the next scene where he comes back as a talking horse]].

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** In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvxEytUO1pU Block-Heads]]'', ''Block-Heads'', the boys have a run-in with a bratty little kid (played by Tommy Bond, aka "Butch" in ''Film/TheLittleRascals''). This leads to the kid's father twice kicking Ollie in the rear...for which Stan retaliates in turn by landing a punch on the guy's chin that ''knocks him out cold.''
* CrustyCaretaker: Seen in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AV2eqOJ3kY The ''The Laurel and Hardy Murder Case]]'', although Case'', albeit PlayedForLaughs.
* CurbStompBattle: Seen in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnLrLyPIWyE Beau Hunks]]''.''Beau Hunks''. Once Ollie and Stan unleash tacks on the Riffs, the battle is immediately won by the French Foreign Legion.
* CueTheRain: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmKM1clRzE4 Helpmates]]''
''Helpmates''.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZPvuoG_su0 The ''The Flying Deuces]]''.Deuces''. It has several moments of GallowsHumor, contains long drawn-out scenes that have just as many contemplative and depressing moments as they do funny moments, and [[spoiler:kills off Ollie at the climax, leaving Stan all alone...until the next scene where he comes back as a talking horse]].



* DecoyProtagonist: Eddie Smith in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c0m_vCBxw0 Pack Up Your Troubles]]''. Initially, it seems as though he'll be something of an underdog hero (his wife left him, he has a little toddler he has to take care of, he's been estranged from his father) while Stan and Ollie act as the comic relief. Then, [[spoiler:[[MoodWhiplash he is killed]] while serving in WWI]], and the focus stays on Stan and Ollie for the rest of the movie as they [[spoiler:try to take care of his daughter and reunite her with her grandparents; thankfully, the comedic tone returns after this shift of focus]].

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* DecoyProtagonist: Eddie Smith in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c0m_vCBxw0 Pack ''Pack Up Your Troubles]]''.Troubles''. Initially, it seems as though he'll be something of an underdog hero (his wife left him, he has a little toddler he has to take care of, he's been estranged from his father) while Stan and Ollie act as the comic relief. Then, [[spoiler:[[MoodWhiplash he is killed]] while serving in WWI]], and the focus stays on Stan and Ollie for the rest of the movie as they [[spoiler:try to take care of his daughter and reunite her with her grandparents; thankfully, the comedic tone returns after this shift of focus]].



* DistractedByTheSexy: This happens to Ollie in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ_JZBCkqvA Two Tars]]'' when he spots Thelma and Rubie in the middle of an argument with Stan.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: This happens to Ollie in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ_JZBCkqvA Two Tars]]'' ''Two Tars'' when he spots Thelma and Rubie in the middle of an argument with Stan.



** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LuBQKyK1TI Going Bye-Bye]]'' has Stan and Ollie sitting in a couch with their legs tied to their neck.
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSfKRtt0WPA The Live Ghost]]'' has Stan and Ollie's heads backwards.
** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bohemian_Girl_(film) The Bohemian Girl]]'' has Stan as a dwarf and Ollie as a giant from after being in a torture chamber.
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1KUDRouGcI Thicker Than Water]]'' has a botched blood transfusion switch Stan and Ollie into absurd caricatures of each other.
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzC3f_vHtF0 The Bullfighters]]'' has Stan and Ollie being skinned alive and becoming [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dWbrQDx-WMI/UtsmAyvm28I/AAAAAAAAkdk/h2rSwfFJaeg/s1600/tumblr_lt74iczjXo1qiz3j8o1_500.gif skeletons]].

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** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LuBQKyK1TI Going Bye-Bye]]'' ''Going Bye-Bye'' has Stan and Ollie sitting in a couch with their legs tied to their neck.
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSfKRtt0WPA The ''The Live Ghost]]'' Ghost'' has Stan and Ollie's heads backwards.
** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bohemian_Girl_(film) The ''The Bohemian Girl]]'' Girl'' has Stan as a dwarf and Ollie as a giant from after being in a torture chamber.
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1KUDRouGcI Thicker ''Thicker Than Water]]'' Water'' has a botched blood transfusion switch Stan and Ollie into absurd caricatures of each other.
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzC3f_vHtF0 The Bullfighters]]'' ''The Bullfighters'' has Stan and Ollie being skinned alive and becoming [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dWbrQDx-WMI/UtsmAyvm28I/AAAAAAAAkdk/h2rSwfFJaeg/s1600/tumblr_lt74iczjXo1qiz3j8o1_500.gif skeletons]].



* {{Dreadful Musician}}s: They appear to be this in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z_Tl-1CthM You're Darn Tootin]]'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCPnoqygngg Below Zero]]''.
* DrivenToSuicide: The boys' landlord, in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtyVA7zMs84 Laughing Gravy]]''.

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* {{Dreadful Musician}}s: They appear to be this in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z_Tl-1CthM You're ''You're Darn Tootin]]'' [=Tootin'=]'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCPnoqygngg Below Zero]]''.
''Below Zero''.
* DrivenToSuicide: The boys' landlord, in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtyVA7zMs84 Laughing Gravy]]''.''Laughing Gravy''.



* DumbassHasAPoint: In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqG5EP-Tsh4 Brats]]'', Stan mentions that treating kids with kindness is better than yelling at them-and Ollie agrees! Bonus points to Stan for using what seems to be another {{Malaproper}} saying-"You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead." However, Ollie doesn't pull off an AsideGlance, he chuckles and nods.

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* DumbassHasAPoint: In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqG5EP-Tsh4 Brats]]'', ''Brats'', Stan mentions that treating kids with kindness is better than yelling at them-and Ollie agrees! Bonus points to Stan for using what seems to be another {{Malaproper}} saying-"You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead." However, Ollie doesn't pull off an AsideGlance, he chuckles and nods.



* EscalatingWar: A frequent occurrence. Some good examples are the pie fight in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlIXByXcUHw The Battle of the Century]]'' and the second half of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ_JZBCkqvA Two Tars]]''.
* EscapedAnimalRampage: In ''The Chimp'' a huge ape escapes from the zoo and frightens Laurel and Hardy.
* ExtremeOmniGoat: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgbN73lQkWU Angora Love]]''

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* EscalatingWar: A frequent occurrence. Some good examples are the pie fight in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlIXByXcUHw The ''The Battle of the Century]]'' Century'' and the second half of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ_JZBCkqvA Two Tars]]''.
''Two Tars''.
* EscapedAnimalRampage: In ''The Chimp'' Chimp'', a huge ape escapes from the zoo and frightens Laurel and Hardy.
* ExtremeOmniGoat: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgbN73lQkWU Angora Love]]''''Angora Love''.



* FingerSnapLighter: Stan is able to do this in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDrYVzb5KAU Way out West]]'', which baffles Ollie. Ollie is able to do this after many tries, except he ScreamsLikeALittleGirl when he does.
* FourthWallPsych [=/=] MirrorMonologue: Ollie, in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmKM1clRzE4 Helpmates]]''.

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* FingerSnapLighter: Stan is able to do this in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDrYVzb5KAU Way out West]]'', ''Way Out West'', which baffles Ollie. Ollie himself is able to do this after many tries, except he ScreamsLikeALittleGirl when he does.
* FourthWallPsych [=/=] MirrorMonologue: Ollie, in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmKM1clRzE4 Helpmates]]''.''Helpmates''.



* GreatEscape: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cyKRNCWZN8 Liberty's]]'' first half.

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* GreatEscape: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cyKRNCWZN8 Liberty's]]'' ''Liberty'''s first half.



* IdentityAmnesia: In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvO0E_8JUk0 A Chump at Oxford]]'', Stan is revealed to actually be one "Lord Paddington", a brilliant and snobby university scholar who lost his memory (and most of his intelligence) and left campus when a window [[TapOnTheHead closed on his head]]. He temporarily becomes his alter ego in ''Chump'' when that same window drops on his head again, but the accident is naturally repeated once more just before the film's end, thereby returning Stan to his usual stupid self and [[StatusQuoIsGod maintaining the status quo]].

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* IdentityAmnesia: In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvO0E_8JUk0 A ''A Chump at Oxford]]'', Oxford'', Stan is revealed to actually be one "Lord Paddington", a brilliant and snobby university scholar who lost his memory (and most of his intelligence) and left campus when a window [[TapOnTheHead closed on his head]]. He temporarily becomes his alter ego in ''Chump'' when that same window drops on his head again, but the accident is naturally repeated once more just before the film's end, thereby returning Stan to his usual stupid self and [[StatusQuoIsGod maintaining the status quo]].



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite going as far to hit and outright bully Stan, Ollie will not hesitate to help Stan when he's in danger, and in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cyKRNCWZN8 Liberty]]'', he takes Stan's hand and helps him walk across the girders, when Stan's sobbing and shaking because he's terrified that they'll fall.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite going as far to hit and outright bully Stan, Ollie will not hesitate to help Stan when he's in danger, and in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cyKRNCWZN8 Liberty]]'', ''Liberty'', he takes Stan's hand and helps him walk across the girders, when Stan's sobbing and shaking because he's terrified that they'll fall.



* LegionOfLostSouls: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnLrLyPIWyE Beau Hunks]]'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZPvuoG_su0 The Flying Deuces]]'' have the boys joining the French Foreign Legion.

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* LegionOfLostSouls: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnLrLyPIWyE Beau Hunks]]'' ''Beau Hunks'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZPvuoG_su0 The ''The Flying Deuces]]'' Deuces'' have the boys joining the French Foreign Legion.



* MadScientist: ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Work_(1933_film) Dirty Work]]''

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* MadScientist: ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Work_(1933_film) Dirty Work]]''''Dirty Work''



* MsFanservice: Thelma Todd as Lady Plumtree in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZfg9rk_9iQ Another Fine Mess.]]''
* MurphysBed: Plays a role in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuschOPvh_8 Be Big!]]''

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* MsFanservice: Thelma Todd as Lady Plumtree in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZfg9rk_9iQ Another ''Another Fine Mess.]]''
Mess''.
* MurphysBed: Plays a role in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuschOPvh_8 Be Big!]]''''Be Big!''



* OnOneCondition: An alternate, three-reel version of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughing_Gravy Laughing Gravy]]'' has Stan getting a letter informing him he's inherited $1,000 from a deceased uncle...provided he severs all connections with Ollie.
* OverlyLongGag: The boot routine that takes up the majority of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuschOPvh_8 Be Big]]''. Because of it, ''Be Big'' is generally considered the worst of their shorts and sometimes even the worst film they ever made ''period'' prior to leaving Hal Roach.

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* OnOneCondition: An alternate, three-reel version of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughing_Gravy Laughing Gravy]]'' ''Laughing Gravy'' has Stan getting a letter informing him he's inherited $1,000 from a deceased uncle...provided he severs all connections with Ollie.
* OverlyLongGag: The boot routine that takes up the majority of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuschOPvh_8 Be Big]]''. ''Be Big!''. Because of it, ''Be Big'' Big!'' is generally considered the worst of their shorts and sometimes even the worst film they ever made ''period'' prior to leaving Hal Roach.



* PieInTheFace / FoodFight: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlIXByXcUHw The Battle of the Century]]'' has what is reportedly the TropeCodifier of PieInTheFace and the biggest pie fight ever recorded on film.

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* PieInTheFace / FoodFight: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlIXByXcUHw The ''The Battle of the Century]]'' Century'' has what is reportedly the TropeCodifier of PieInTheFace and the biggest pie fight ever recorded on film.



* ReallyGetsAround: [[Creator/JeanHarlow "Jeanie-Weenie"]], in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4017sOFyOFM Beau Hunks]]''.
* RecycledSoundtrack: In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4017sOFyOFM Beau Hunks]],'' the French Foreign Legion's March is a brass band version of Stan and Ollie's theme, the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snnCKVFzjHE&feature=kp Cuckoo Song]].''
* TheRemake / RecycledScript: Their first non-Roach feature, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZPvuoG_su0 The Flying Deuces]]'', plays with this. It's generally called a ''partial'' remake of their earlier four-reeler, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4017sOFyOFM Beau Hunks]]'', using the same basic set-up - Stan and Ollie enlisting in the foreign legion after a woman breaks Ollie's heart - but not any of the earlier film's gags or plot developments.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtyVA7zMs84 Laughing Gravy]]'' is basically a remake of the silent ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgbN73lQkWU Angora Love]]''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayUjkSvdrug The Music Box]]'' is a remake of the (lost) silent ''Hats Off''.
** The first reel of the feature length version of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvO0E_8JUk0 A Chump at Oxford]]'' is a remake of the 1928 silent short ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFDZJntqPmU From Soup to Nuts]]''.

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* ReallyGetsAround: [[Creator/JeanHarlow "Jeanie-Weenie"]], in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4017sOFyOFM Beau Hunks]]''.
''Beau Hunks''.
* RecycledSoundtrack: In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4017sOFyOFM Beau Hunks]],'' ''Beau Hunks'', the French Foreign Legion's March is a brass band version of Stan and Ollie's theme, the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snnCKVFzjHE&feature=kp Cuckoo Song]].''
* TheRemake / RecycledScript: Their first non-Roach feature, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZPvuoG_su0 The ''The Flying Deuces]]'', Deuces'', plays with this. It's generally called a ''partial'' remake of their earlier four-reeler, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4017sOFyOFM Beau Hunks]]'', four-reeler ''Beau Hunks'', using the same basic set-up - Stan and Ollie enlisting in the foreign legion after a woman breaks Ollie's heart - but not any of the earlier film's gags or plot developments.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtyVA7zMs84 Laughing Gravy]]'' ''Laughing Gravy'' is basically a remake of the silent ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgbN73lQkWU Angora Love]]''.
''Angora Love''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayUjkSvdrug The ''The Music Box]]'' Box'' is a remake of the (lost) silent ''Hats Off''.
** The first reel of the feature length version of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvO0E_8JUk0 A Chump ''Chump at Oxford]]'' Oxford'' is a remake of the 1928 silent short ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFDZJntqPmU From ''From Soup to Nuts]]''.Nuts''.



* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Stan and Ollie. It shows in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AV2eqOJ3kY The Laurel & Hardy Murder Case]].''

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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Stan and Ollie. It shows in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AV2eqOJ3kY The ''The Laurel & Hardy Murder Case]].''Case''.



* SingleIssueLandlord: In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtyVA7zMs84 Laughing Gravy]]''.

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* SingleIssueLandlord: In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtyVA7zMs84 Laughing Gravy]]''.''Laughing Gravy''.



* SquirrelsInMyPants: The crab in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cyKRNCWZN8 Liberty]]''.

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* SquirrelsInMyPants: The crab in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cyKRNCWZN8 Liberty]]''.''Liberty''.



* StrongFamilyResemblance: Exaggerated in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqG5EP-Tsh4 Brats]]'': Stan and Ollie's kids are basically miniature versions of them, although Ollie's son doesn't have a mustache.

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* StrongFamilyResemblance: Exaggerated in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqG5EP-Tsh4 Brats]]'': ''Brats'': Stan and Ollie's kids are basically miniature versions of them, although Ollie's son doesn't have a mustache.



* SuperhumanTransfusion: Variant-- in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1KUDRouGcI Thicker Than Water]]'', a botched blood transfusion (too much donated from Stan to Ollie, then too much put back from Ollie to Stan, and so on) results in Ollie's excess weight being transferred over to Stan. (Of course, in reality, Hardy had simply shaved his mustache and Laurel had grown one, to appear as each other.) [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_U5OmWgNVk8k/S8lxHLfDMNI/AAAAAAAABe4/9cbOV4wz9cw/s1600/Laurel+and+Hardy+-+Thicker+Than+Water.jpg See here.]]

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* SuperhumanTransfusion: Variant-- in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1KUDRouGcI Thicker ''Thicker Than Water]]'', Water'', a botched blood transfusion (too much donated from Stan to Ollie, then too much put back from Ollie to Stan, and so on) results in Ollie's excess weight being transferred over to Stan. (Of course, in reality, Hardy had simply shaved his mustache and Laurel had grown one, to appear as each other.) [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_U5OmWgNVk8k/S8lxHLfDMNI/AAAAAAAABe4/9cbOV4wz9cw/s1600/Laurel+and+Hardy+-+Thicker+Than+Water.jpg See here.]]



* ThrowThePin: Stan (naturally) in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4017sOFyOFM Beau Hunks]]''.
* TookALevelInJerkass: When Stan becomes Lord Paddington in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvO0E_8JUk0 A Chump at Oxford]]'', he makes Ollie his manservant, and aims a lot of jokes about his weight and his double chin at him. This leads to Ollie angrily leaving.
* TranquilFury: Stan, even in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEVRkrZ81O4 One Good Turn]]'' when he snaps-he shows no external anger whatsoever.

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* ThrowThePin: Stan (naturally) in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4017sOFyOFM Beau Hunks]]''.
''Beau Hunks''.
* TookALevelInJerkass: When Stan becomes Lord Paddington in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvO0E_8JUk0 A ''A Chump at Oxford]]'', Oxford'', he makes Ollie his manservant, and aims a lot of jokes about his weight and his double chin at him. This leads to Ollie angrily leaving.
* TranquilFury: Stan, even Stan. Even in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEVRkrZ81O4 One ''One Good Turn]]'' Turn'' when he snaps-he snaps, he shows no external anger whatsoever.



* UncannyFamilyResemblance: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqG5EP-Tsh4 Brats]]'' has Stan and Ollie babysitting their [[IdenticalGrandson lookalike children]]; ''[[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xt0ry3_laurel-and-hardy-twice-two-1933-full_shortfilms Twice Two]]'' has them married to each other's [[DistaffCounterpart lookalike sisters]]; ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOc9BCVfOTw Our Relations]]'' has them mixed up with their [[TwinSwitch identical twins]].
* UrbanLegends: Laurel's resemblance to Clint Eastwood resulted in a rumor that he was Eastwood's father, which has since been thoroughly debunked.

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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqG5EP-Tsh4 Brats]]'' ''Brats'' has Stan and Ollie babysitting their [[IdenticalGrandson lookalike children]]; ''[[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xt0ry3_laurel-and-hardy-twice-two-1933-full_shortfilms Twice Two]]'' ''Twice Two'' has them married to each other's [[DistaffCounterpart lookalike sisters]]; ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOc9BCVfOTw Our Relations]]'' ''Our Relations'' has them mixed up with their [[TwinSwitch identical twins]].
* UrbanLegends: Laurel's resemblance to Clint Eastwood Creator/ClintEastwood resulted in a rumor that he was Eastwood's father, which has since been thoroughly debunked.



* VandalismBackfire: In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z_Tl-1CthM You're Darn [=Tootin'=]]]'', Stan and Ollie knock each other's hats off as part of an EscalatingWar. Then Ollie stamps on what he thinks is Stan's hat. It turns out to be his own.

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* VandalismBackfire: In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z_Tl-1CthM You're ''You're Darn [=Tootin'=]]]'', [=Tootin'=]'', Stan and Ollie knock each other's hats off as part of an EscalatingWar. Then Ollie stamps on what he thinks is Stan's hat. It turns out to be his own.



** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCPnoqygngg Below Zero]]'', when Ollie is desperate after he gets kicked out and some bad guys hold Stan prisoner (for failing to pay their dining bill) is practically AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther.
* WorkOffTheDebt: Averted in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCPnoqygngg Below Zero]]''; the duo treats a cop to a meal in return for helping them earlier. It turns out that if you can't pay your bill in said restaurant, you don't wash dishes; [[DisproportionateRetribution everyone in the restaurant subjects you to a]] NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. Guess what happens to Laurel and Hardy when it's revealed that they can't pay their check?

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** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCPnoqygngg Below Zero]]'', ''Below Zero'', when Ollie is desperate after he gets kicked out and some bad guys hold Stan prisoner (for failing to pay their dining bill) is practically AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther.
* WorkOffTheDebt: Averted in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCPnoqygngg Below Zero]]''; ''Below Zero''; the duo treats a cop to a meal in return for helping them earlier. It turns out that if you can't pay your bill in said restaurant, you don't wash dishes; [[DisproportionateRetribution everyone in the restaurant subjects you to a]] NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. Guess what happens to Laurel and Hardy when it's revealed that they can't pay their check?
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Stan Laurel[[note]]born Arthur Stanley Jefferson[[/note]] (June 16, 1890 February 23, 1965) and Oliver Hardy[[note]]born Norvell Hardy[[/note]] (January 18, 1892 August 7, 1957) were an early 20th century comedy double-act famous for visual-slapstick humour. Among the most enduringly famous of Laurel and Hardy's works are ''Film/TheMusicBox'', which features two workers' Sisyphean attempts to move a piano up several flights of stairs, and ''Film/BabesInToyland''.

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Stan Laurel[[note]]born Arthur Stanley Jefferson[[/note]] (June 16, 1890 February 23, 1965) and Oliver Hardy[[note]]born Norvell Hardy[[/note]] (January 18, 1892 August 7, 1957) were an early 20th century comedy double-act DoubleAct famous for visual-slapstick humour. Among the most enduringly famous of Laurel and Hardy's works are ''Film/TheMusicBox'', which features two workers' Sisyphean attempts to move a piano up several flights of stairs, and ''Film/BabesInToyland''.
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