The BEST Episodes of Laurel & Hardy
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
The Laurel and Hardy Show is a series of short silent films which later led into talking short films and feature movies with the progression in sound technology. The show revolves around the duo getting into various situations that are often a bit unrealistic and silly. The main focus is on the two disagreeing so often that it got them into trouble on more than one occasion. 'The Laurel and Hardy Show' is a syndicated version of The Boys, seen weekly throughout the late 80s. Showcased collections of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's genius work, as well as featurettes ending each episode dediacted to the bit-players seen in many shorts. Distributed and made by Hal Roach.
#1 - Brats
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 22, 1930
Sound Short - Laurel and Hardy have to baby sit their mischevious sons.
#2 - Hustling for Health
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 2, 1919
Silent Short Featuring only Stan Laurel.
#3 - 45 Minutes From Hollywood
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 26, 1926
Silent Short - Laurel and Hardy must take a 45-minute train ride to Hollywood in order to make a payment on their house. When they get there the star-struck pair mistake a bank robbery as a movie set and get themselves into hot water.
#4 - Perfect Day
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 10, 1929
Sound Short - Laurel and Hardy decide it's a nice day to take their families on a picnic. One mishap after another threatens to ruin their plans.
#5 - Saps at Sea
Season 16 - Episode 2 - Aired May 3, 1940
After working in the noisy horn factory, just the sound of one drives Oliver into a violent fit. Dr. Finlayson prescribes a long, restful sea voyage, so Stan and Oliver rent a boat and set sail, unaware that escaped killer Nick Grainger has stowed away onboard. To disable the crook, the boys prepare him a meal using string for spaghetti, sponges for meatballs and soap for cheese. But Grainger discovers their plan and decides to make them eat the stuff themselves.
#6 - Berth Marks
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 1, 1929
Sound Short - Stan and Ollie are musicians who cause all sorts of trouble on a train trip to their next performance.
#7 - Night Owls
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 4, 1930
Sound Short - Laurel and Hardy are hired by a cop to pose as robbers, so he can arrest them and keep his job.
#8 - Duck Soup
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 13, 1927
Silent Short - Laurel and Hardy are hiding out in a vacant house when prospective renters come for a tour. They must act quickly so Oliver pretends to be the owner and Stanley pretends to be a servant.
#9 - Slipping Wives
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 3, 1927
Silent Short - Laurel is asked to give up his handyman job to attend a party. The woman that is hiring him needs him to pretend to be a well-to-do man and flirt with her to make her husband jealous.
#10 - Love 'Em and Weep
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 12, 1927
Silent Short - A businessman is being blackmailed and asks Stanley for help.
#11 - Why Girls Love Sailors
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 17, 1927
Silent Short - Stan plays a sailor whose girlfriend gets kidnapped by a sea captain. He dresses up as a woman to try and distract the captain so he can get his girlfriend back. The captain's wife sees what is going on and is not the least bit pleased.
#12 - With Love and Hisses
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 28, 1927
The boys are part of an Army Reserve group, headed for a weekend camp. Sergeant Banner (Hardy) gets in trouble with Captain Bustle (James Finlayson) by flirting with Bustle's two female companions. Private Cuthbert Hope (Laurel) is also on the train, causing trouble. While going through their exercises at their destination, the men pause to bathe in a lake. Hope is supposed to watch their clothing, but instead he joins them. Banner tosses away his cigarette, which completely burns up everyone's outfits. Bustle's ladies happen by, and the naked platoon are forced to hide behind a billboard and have to somehow get back to camp. On the way, they knock over a hornet's nest, resulting in a title card reading, "All's well that ends swell," and a final shot showing the men from the back, their behinds swollen to preposterous proportions.
#13 - Sugar Daddies
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 10, 1927
Silent Short - Stanley plays the lawyer of a rich oil tycoon that had become married acidentally. Stan must find a way out for his client.
#14 - Sailors, Beware!
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 25, 1927
Silent Short - Laurel and Hardy discover a con man on a cruise ship and must find a way to foil his plans.
#15 - The Second Hundred Years
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 8, 1927
Silent Short - Laurel and Hardy play convicts trying to dig a tunnel out of prison but wind up in the warden's office.
#16 - Now I'll Tell One
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 15, 1927
Silent Short - Stan plays the lawyer of a man headed to divorce court.
#17 - Call of the Cuckoo
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 15, 1927
Silent Short - A man has problems with his new house that is located next to an insane asylum.
#18 - Hats Off
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 5, 1927
Silent Short - Laurel and Hardy get jobs selling washing machines door-to-door for the Kwickway Washing Machine Co.
#19 - Do Detectives Think?
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 20, 1927
Silent Short - Laurel & Hardy are hired as bodyguards for a judge whose life is threatened by an escaped prisoner.
#20 - Putting Pants on Philip
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 3, 1927
Silent Short - Hardy meets Laurel who plays his nephew visiting from Scotland. Hardy is outraged when he arrives in a kilt and takes him to get a new pair of pants.
#21 - The Battle Of The Century
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 31, 1927
Silent Short - Laurel is a fighter with Hardy as his manager. A big pie fight breaks out when a deliveryman slips on a banana peel.
#22 - Leave 'Em Laughing
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 28, 1928
Silent Short - Laurel and Hardy go to the dentist's office so Laurel can have a tooth pulled. The dentist accidentally pulls Hardy's tooth. Both guys are happy about this because of the laughing gas that they were given. They then proceed to cause a big traffic jam after running into a traffic cop.
#23 - Flying Elephants
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 19, 1928
Silent Short - Laurel and Hardy fight for the love of a woman in this Stone Age tale.
#24 - The Finishing Touch
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 25, 1928
Silent Short - Laurel and Hardy are contracted to build a house in just a day. When they get it done birds land on the roof causing the house to start falling apart. The owner wants his money back and a big fight begins.
#25 - From Soup To Nuts
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 24, 1928
Silent Short - When a rich couple plans a big dinner party as they enter high society they have the misfortune of hiring Laurel and Hardy as their waiters.