The Music Box [Laurel and Hardy]

The Music Box (1932), starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert

Synopsis of The Music Box

In The Music Box, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are furniture movers with a simple task.  All they have to do is deliver a piano.  Up a long flight of steps.  While the piano keeps rolling down the steps at every opportunity.  And having to deal with the reluctant customer Continue reading

Free Gospel clown skit with kneesy earsy nosey

Free Gospel clown skit with kneesy earsy nosey – for 2 or more clowns

A simple gospel skit that’s fairly flexible—for example, it can be done with two speaking clowns, or one speaking clown and one audience participant, either adult or child.  In the same way, it can be performed by a silent clown, with a children’s pastor (or someone else) narrating.  The basic premise is as follows: Continue reading

Kneesy, Earsy, Nosey

Kneesy, Earsy, Nosey – a do as I do routine

Kneesy, Earsy, Nosey is a game of coordination and dexterity, which is particularly played by Stan Laurel in the movie Fra Diavolo, to the great despair of Oliver Hardy.It quickly became a fad shortly after this film was released.  Kneesy, Earsy, Nosey consists of clapping the knees with both hands, and then alternatively grab the left ear with right hand while grab the nose with the left hand, clap again the knees, and then grab the right ear with left hand while grab the nose with the right hand. Then you proceed to do it increasingly faster. Continue reading

Jitterbugs

Jitterbugs (1943) starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Bob Bailey, Vivian Blaine

Jitterbugs (1943) starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Bob Bailey, Vivian Blaine

Jitterbugs is, hands down, one of the funniest Laurel and Hardy films that I’ve ever seen. The jitterbug ending, especially, is laugh out loud hilarious — literally. The movie begins with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy driving across the country as not-too-successful musicians, and are soon picked up by a likable con man (Bob Bailey) who uses the unwitting duo to sell his bogus “gas pill” (think free gasoline) at every stop — and soon have lots of dissatisfied people chasing them. Continue reading