The BEST Episodes of Laurel & Hardy

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2020

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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.

Brats

#1 - Brats

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 22, 1930

Sound Short - Laurel and Hardy have to baby sit their mischevious sons.

star 10.00
30 votes
Directors: James Parrott
Writers:
Hustling for Health

#2 - Hustling for Health

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 2, 1919

Silent Short Featuring only Stan Laurel.

star 10.00
29 votes
Directors: Frank Terry
Writers:
Duck Soup

#3 - 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.

star 9.00
2 votes
Directors: Fred Guiol
Writers: Arthur J. Jefferson, H.M. Walker
Do Detectives Think?

#4 - 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.

star 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Fred Guiol
Writers:
The Rogue Song

#5 - The Rogue Song

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired May 10, 1930

Russia, 1910. Yegor, a dashing (as well as singing) bandit leader meets Princess Vera at a mountain inn. They end up falling in love, but the relationship is shattered when Yegor kills Vera's brother, Prince Serge, for raping his sister, Nadja, and driving her to suicide. Yegor kidnaps Vera, forcing her to live a life of lowly servitude among the bandits. Vera manages to outwit Yegor, who's captured by soldiers and flogged. Vera begs Yegor's forgiveness. Although still in love with each other, they realize they cannot be together, at least for the time being.

star 8.50
2 votes
Writers:
45 Minutes From Hollywood

#6 - 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.

star 8.00
29 votes
Directors: Fred Guiol
Writers: Hal Roach
You're Darn Tootin'

#7 - You're Darn Tootin'

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 21, 1928

Silent Short - Laurel and Hardy play goof-ball musicians in a local marching band.

star 8.00
2 votes
The Music Box

#8 - The Music Box

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 16, 1932

Laurel and Hardy start up a business as furniture movers. Their first job is moving a huge player piano up a long flight of steps.

star 7.50
2 votes
Directors: H. M. Walker
Writers:
Perfect Day

#9 - 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.

star 7.19
31 votes
Saps at Sea

#10 - 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.

star 7.13
30 votes
Directors: Gordon Douglas
Writers:
Berth Marks

#11 - 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.

star 7.10
30 votes
Directors: Lewis R. Foster
Writers: H. M. Walker
Night Owls

#12 - 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.

star 7.10
30 votes
Directors: James Parrott
Writers: H. M. Walker
The Tree in a Test Tube

#13 - The Tree in a Test Tube

Season 19 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 17, 1943

To Pete Smith's voice over commentary, Stan and Oliver produce various props - the contents of a suitcase and their wallets - all manufactured from wood, or containing wood byproducts such as cellulose. The props demonstrate the omnipresence of wood in the American economy.

star 6.50
2 votes
Writers:
Our Relations

#14 - Our Relations

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 30, 1936

star 6.00
1 votes
Directors: Stan Laurel
Writers: Stan Laurel
The Lucky Dog (a.k.a.) A Lucky Dog

#15 - The Lucky Dog (a.k.a.) A Lucky Dog

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 13, 1921

Silent short - Laurel is an animal lover who takes up with a stray dog after getting kicked out of a boarding house. Hardy plays a thief who is trying to rob Laurel, who has no money.

star 5.75
4 votes
Directors: Jess Robbins
Writers: Jess Robbins
Men O'War

#16 - Men O'War

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 29, 1929

Sound Short - Laurel and Hardy play sailors on shore leave. They have no money until Stanley wins the jackpot on a slot machine.

star 5.50
2 votes
Directors: Lewis R. Foster
Writers:
Slipping Wives

#17 - 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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Fred Guiol
Writers: H.M. Walker, Hal Roach
Love 'Em and Weep

#18 - Love 'Em and Weep

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 12, 1927

Silent Short - A businessman is being blackmailed and asks Stanley for help.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers:
Why Girls Love Sailors

#19 - 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.

star 0.00
0 votes
With Love and Hisses

#20 - 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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Fred Guiol
Writers:
Sugar Daddies

#21 - 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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Fred Guiol
Writers:
Sailors, Beware!

#22 - 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.

star 0.00
0 votes
The Second Hundred Years

#23 - 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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Fred Guiol
Writers:
Now I'll Tell One

#24 - 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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: James Parrott
Writers:
Call of the Cuckoo

#25 - 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.

star 0.00
0 votes