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 - 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.
#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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - Block-Heads
Season 14 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 19, 1938
In World War One, Stan is left to guard a trench while Ollie goes 'over the top'. More than twenty years later, Stan is discovered still at his post. Ollie, now married, sees his friend's picture in the newspaper and visits him at the Old Soldier's Home. Stan is invited back for a meal but Mrs. Hardy objects and storms out. Stan and Ollie's disastrous attempts to cook lead to the arrival of an attractive neighbour - and her shotgun-wielding husband.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - Our Relations
Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 30, 1936
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.