Laurel (the slender man) and Oliver (Ollie) Hardy (the robust man)
were two of the world's most famous comedians between 1917 and 1951.
While Stan Laurel (Arthur Stanley Jefferson) was a British music
hall performer prior to 1917, Oliver Hardy was reared in Madison,
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Known more for their films such as Sons of the Desert, Another
Fine Mess, Busy Bodies, Dirty Work, Tit for Tat, The Brats, Flying
Deuces/Utopia, and March of the Wooden Horses (after
Babe in Toyland) this collection presents songs, interviews,
and clips from the pair.
There is one old time radio show on this collection "Mr. Slater's Poultry
Market." In this show Laurel and Hardy get a job working to
kill and deliver chickens. It is unlike their other work in that
both Laurel and Hardy play comedic stereotypes as even more dimwitted
than their usual style. In the show, the duo gets mistaken for notorious
murderers by a group of mobsters and the trouble (and laughs) starts
there. It is especially humorous when Stan and Ollie describe how
they kill a chicken as the mobsters imagine that they are describing
how the kill people. This collection is indispensable for any Laurel
and Hardy fan.
For more hilarious duos, see also Bob and Ray.