The WORST episodes of Laurel & Hardy

Every episode of Laurel & Hardy ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Laurel & Hardy!

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.

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Them Thar Hills (Colour)
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#1 - Them Thar Hills (Colour)

Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/21/1934

Stan and Ollie take a trip into the mountains ('the high multitude') so that Ollie can recover from gout. Bootleggers have dumped their moonshine in the well from which the boys sample their 'healthy' mountain water. Mr Hall, who has left his wife with the boys while he refuels his car is not amused at his wife's condition when he returns.

Along Came Auntie
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#2 - Along Came Auntie

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/25/1926

Silent Short - A divorced woman is set to receive $100,000 and quarts of diamonds from her divorce-disapproving aunt. Having taken in her first husband as a lodger, due to financial difficulties, and now living with her second husband, she must act to convince her aunt, that she is still married to her first husband, which is not taken gracefully by her second husband.

Mud and Sand
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#3 - Mud and Sand

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/13/1922

Hollywood Party
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#4 - Hollywood Party

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/1/1934

Laurel and Hardy appear at the door while the party is happening. They sold the lions to Baron Munchausen and he paid with a cheque for 50,000 tiddlywinks and they want the lions back. The doorman refuses them entry so they lock him out and go looking for the Baron. Stan and Ollie can't find the Baron and end up at a bar. At the bar Lupe Vélez has been refused another drink and she screams her displeasure. They have a classic tit-for-tat argument with eggs. The doorman spots Stan and Ollie and gives chase. They end up outside and release the lions.

Wild Poses
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#5 - Wild Poses

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/28/1933

A portrait photographer tries his best to capture the kids in some poses for a competition, but one of them (Spanky) is unco-operative when he is afraid to being 'shot' by the photographer.

On the Wrong Trek
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#6 - On the Wrong Trek

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/18/1936

Pick A Star
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#7 - Pick A Star

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/21/1937

Pick a Star is a 1937 musical comedy film starring Rosina Lawrence, Jack Haley, Patsy Kelly and Mischa Auer, directed by Edward Sedgwick, produced by Hal Roach, and released through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is mostly remembered now for two short scenes featuring Laurel and Hardy.

The Stolen Jools
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#8 - The Stolen Jools

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/4/1931

A Chump At Oxford (Colour)
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#9 - A Chump At Oxford (Colour)

Season 16 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/16/1940

As a reward for capturing a bank robber, Stan and Ollie get scholarship to Oxford, but are met with resentment by other students.

Another Fine Mess (Colour)
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#10 - Another Fine Mess (Colour)

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/29/1930

Two homeless vagabonds hide out in a vacant mansion and pose as the residents when prospective lessees arrive and try to rent it.

County Hospital (Colour)
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#11 - County Hospital (Colour)

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/25/1932

In the hospital with a broken leg Ollie is visited by Stan, who brings him hard-boiled eggs, nuts, and total mayhem.

On the front Page
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#12 - On the front Page

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/28/1926

Silent Short featuring only Stan Laurel - After being beaten to a story of scandal involving Countess Polasky, James W. Hornby assigns his son 24 hours to find an even more scandalous story about the countess. After spending the night in the wrong street looking for the wrong countess, he comes up with a plan: the butler will be seen in a comprimising situation with the countess, and then photographed. The countess, who is sick of reporters, has other ideas

Directors: James Parrott
Tit For Tat (Colour)
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#13 - Tit For Tat (Colour)

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/5/1935

Stan and Ollie run a store, they try to sell electrical stuff. After opening they go to introduce themselves to the neighbour, Charlie Hall who runs a grocery store. When his wife (Mae Bush) interrupts they notice that they know each other already (Them thar hills), Mrs Hall and Stanley repeat their favourite song from that recent encounter, she sings, he falls in with Pompom. Since Mr Hall remains still angry the three men start by the usual Tit-for-tat-mode destroying several items in each store. In the mean time a thief is removing items from Stan and Ollie’s store, starting with little things and getting bigger and bigger.

Perfect Day (Colour)
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#14 - Perfect Day (Colour)

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 8/10/1929

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.

Way out West (Colour)
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#15 - Way out West (Colour)

Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/6/1937

Laurel and Hardy are hired to deliver the deed to a gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector.

One Good Turn (Colour)
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#16 - One Good Turn (Colour)

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/31/1931

Sound Short - Stan & Ollie befriend an old widow, who they believe is being evicted when they hear her rehearsing for a play. Worse still, Ollie believes that Stan stole her mortgage money.

Thicker Than Water (Colour)
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#17 - Thicker Than Water (Colour)

Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/16/1935

Stan unintentionally causes much anger between Ollie and his wife, eventually forcing him to donate blood to Ollie with unexpected results.

Beau Hunks (Colour)
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#18 - Beau Hunks (Colour)

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/12/1931

Sound Short - Ollie gets dumped by his love, who has just sent him a rejection letter. So he decides to join the foreign legion and Stan must go with him. Once there they notice that almost every legionnaire, the commander and even the chief of the Arabs have a photo from Ollie’s former love and might be there for the same reason. In a sandstorm Stan and Ollie get separated from the others and lost. However, they reach to Fort where they are expected as reinforcements before everyone else. The finale battle against the Arabian Riffians starts. Stan and Ollie act clumsily at first, and by chance, figure out how to defeat the enemy…

Helpmates (Colour)
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#19 - Helpmates (Colour)

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/23/1932

Ollie gets Stan to help him clean up his house after a big party before his wife gets home.

Me And My Pal (Colour)
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#20 - Me And My Pal (Colour)

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/22/1933

Stanley gets his pal Ollie a jigsaw puzzle for a wedding gift. Instead of heading to the wedding the pals start working on the puzzle. They are soon joined by the driver, the butler and others leaving Ollie's bride-to-be and future father-in-law rather upset at the church.

Our Relations (Colour)
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#21 - Our Relations (Colour)

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/30/1936

Two pairs of long-lost twin brothers experience high jinks involving a valuable ring, cases of mistaken identity, and gangsters.

A Chump At Oxford
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#22 - A Chump At Oxford

Season 16 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/16/1940

With Stan in drag, the boys get jobs as a butler and maid for a dinner party at the Vandevere's. After that ends in disaster, they're reduced to sweeping streets, and accidentally capture a bank robber. The grateful bank president sends them to Oxford for a proper education. There they become victims of student pranks, getting lost in the Maze and taking over the Dean's quarters as their own. But then a knock on the head gets Stan to believing he's the famed Lord Paddington, scholar and athlete extraordinaire. Suddenly erudite and supercilious, he retains Oliver as his valet, "Fatty

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Them Thar Hills
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#23 - Them Thar Hills

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/21/1934

Because of an illness Oliver gets advised to spend some time in the mountains. Once there, Stan and Ollie prepare a meal inside a trailer, of course doing the usual goof stuff. Later Mr and Mrs Hall (Charlie Hall, Mae Bush) appear there because they just run out of fuel. While Mr Hall goes back to his car, Mrs Hall stays with the boys. They drink water from a well, unknowing that a gang previously poured cheap liquor into the well, considering the strange taste because of the iron in it. When Mr Hall returns, noticing all of them, including his wife, drunk and singing, they start arguing.

Directors: Charley Rogers
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Babes in Toyland
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#24 - Babes in Toyland

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/14/1934

In mythical Toyland, Laurel and Hardy try to prevent Mother Peep's house from being repossessed by evil Mr. Barnaby.

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Tit For Tat
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#25 - Tit For Tat

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/5/1935

Stan and Ollie run a store, they try to sell electrical stuff. After opening they go to introduce themselves to the neighbour, Charlie Hall who runs a grocery store. When his wife (Mae Bush) interrupts they notice that they know each other already (Them thar hills), Mrs Hall and Stanley repeat their favourite song from that recent encounter, she sings, he falls in with Pompom. Since Mr Hall remains still angry the three men start by the usual Tit-for-tat-mode destroying several items in each store. In the mean time a thief is removing items from Stan and Ollie’s store, starting with little things and getting bigger and bigger.

Directors: Charley Rogers
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