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Laurel and Hardy: Wrong Again (1929)



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Wrong Again is one of Laurel and Hardy's best short films. At their peak, Laurel and Hardy were masters of comic escalation, probably the most technically precise comedians of the silent era (other than Buster Keaton) and probably also the best comedy duo of all time. Unfortunately, they are best remembered for their feature films, only two of which are truly great, and even those are outdone by the best of their shorts, like Wrong Again.

For my money, Wrong Again contains the most hilarious single image in all of their work: Hardy, stuck underneath a piano -- with a horse on it. The image is funny on its own, but funnier still is how perfectly logically it all comes about.