The man-child is inseparable from his bicycle, which stands as an emblem of boyhood freedom.
Jacques Tati expressed the emblematic value of the bicycle in his 1949 comedy feature Jour de Fete (Big Day). Tati's prized bicycle was a 1911 Peugeot model.
|Tati in Jour de Fete|
|Tatit in Mon Oncle (1958)|
and Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007).
British music hall Harry Champion liked to clown around on a bicycle.
Another music hall comedian, Edmund Payne, was known to be a bicycle enthusiast.
Comedians will sometimes obtain laughs with a small bicycle.
|Jack Lipson and Eddie Nelson in Stop and Go (1928)|
|Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy|
|Keaton and Sybil Seely|
|Keaton and Cliff Edwards|
|Keaton and Ann Blyth|
|Keaton and Ford West in Sherlock Jr. (1924)|
|Keaton in Our Hospitality (1923)|
|Keaton in In the Good Old Summertime (1949)|
Jerry Lewis' "Kid" persona favored a bicycle as his means of transportation.
|Jerry Lewis in Cinderfella (1960)|
|Jerry Lewis in The Errand Boy (1961)|
The bicycle played an important role in Harry Langdon's misadventures in Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926) and Long Pants (1927).
|Harry Langdon in Long Pants (1927)|
|Jim Carrey in Dumb & Dumber (1994)|
|Carrey and Jeff Daniels in Dumb & Dumber (1994)|
|Arthur Lowe in The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)|
|Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey|
|Hope and children|
|Dick Van Dyke|
|Eric Idle as a beleaguered bicyclist in European Vacation (1985)|
|Fannie Brice, Gracie Allen and George Burns|
|Fred MacMurray in The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)|
|Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)|
|George Burns and Gracie Allen|
|Harvey Lembeck and Tom Ewell in Back At The Front (1952)|
|Joe E. Brown|
|John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell in Step Brothers (2008)|
|Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques|
|Lou Costello and wife Anne|
|Olsen and Johnson|
|Carell in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)|
|The Three Stooges|
|The Three Stooges, again|
|Tom Hanks in Big (1988)|
|W. C. Fields|
|Fields and bathing beauties|
|Fields and Baby LeRoy|