Friday, April 13, 2012

Vamps, Vacuum Cleaners and Nosey Balloons


I continue to come across stock gags and routines. Here is some familiar comic business.


Pancake Breaks Plate Gag
 Billy Bevan in By Heck (1921)

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Vamp Routine
Snub Pollard in All Wet (1926) 

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Balloon with a Face Routine
Charlie Murray and Ben Turpin in Home Talent (1921) 

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Vacuum Cleaner Routine
No Vacancies (1923)

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 Hair Stands Up Gag

This tried-and-true gag was found in the 1921 Sennett comedy Home Talent.  The situation is that Charlie Murray is tied up to a steam boiler about to explode.

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Larry Semon tries his best to be chivalrous in The Rent Collector (1921). 

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The exact same routine was performed by a number of comedians.   Here, however, is a clever variation of the routine performed by Billy Bevan in Ma and Pa (1922).

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I found the source of another Three Stooges' routine.

The Three Stooges in A Bird In The Head (1946)

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Billy Bevan in Ma and Pa (1922)

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