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The Laurel and Hardy Show 

'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 ... See full summary »


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Laurel and Hardys best bits. Enjoy !

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Stan and Ollie mistakenly enlist in the army and find themselves posted to the Northwest Frontier in India on a dangerous mission.

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Credited cast:
Stan Laurel ...  Stan (1986) (archive footage)
Oliver Hardy ...  Ollie (1986) (archive footage)
John McCabe John McCabe ...  Self - Host (1986)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Iris Adrian ...  Alice (1986) (archive footage)
Ernie Alexander Ernie Alexander ...  Waiter / ... (archive footage)
Jimmy Aubrey ...  Lodge member (1986) (archive footage)
Frank Austin ...  Jack ,the butler / ... (archive footage)
William Austin ...  Ollie's room mate (1986) (archive footage)
The Avalon Boys The Avalon Boys ...  Singers (1986) (archive footage)
Chester A. Bachman ...  Insurgent Convict / ... (archive footage)
Eddie Baker Eddie Baker ...  Plantation boss / ... (archive footage)
Frank Baker ...  Jenkins (1986) (archive footage)
Monica Bannister ...  Georgette's girl friend (1986) (archive footage)
Bonnie Bannon ...  Georgette's girl friend (1986) (archive footage)
Marion Bardell Marion Bardell ...  Bride (1986) (archive footage)


'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. Written by Anonymous

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1986 (USA) See more »

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Syndicated for this series were all of the talkies Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy made with Hal Roach, with the exception of They Go Boom! (1929), Come Clean (1931), Any Old Port! (1932), The Devil's Brother (1933), March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934), and Bonnie Scotland (1935). The films The Flying Deuces (1939), Utopia (1950), and Zenobia (1939) were also included in the package. Later showings of the series featured colorized versions of the films. See more »

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Well-Done Compilation of The Boys' Work
22 December 2003 | by thehonorablestanlaurelSee all my reviews

In the late 80s, Hal Roach attempted to revitalize an interest in the brilliant work of the greatest comedy team of all time - Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. It was a success, and all he had to do was put their shorts and/or films into an hour block known as "The Laurel and Hardy Show". He gave them an opening credits montage, as well as ending every show with a dedication to someone who worked for The Hal Roach Stock Company. It aired in syndication throughout the late 80s, and in 1991 until 1993 Comedy Central broadcast it. They showed, however, Hal Roach's own colorized versions of their work (he experimented himself with these about 10 years prior, but they weren't well-accepted by classic film enthusiasts and therefore weren't aired until Comedy Central decided to do so). Since then this great show has been off the air. AMC aired The Boys' work Saturday afternoons for about a year in 1993, but they only aired a few shorts and showed the same ones over and over.

This is one show I really miss. I had all of them on tape from WWOR Ch. 9 from NYC (Sunday mornings at 8 am), and I have some on tape from Comedy Central's airings. This show definitely needs to be brought back, even if it's just to re-introduce Stan and Ollie to a newer generation.

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