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Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before Stanley and Oliver and their families get into the car. First the boys get into a fight and destroy all the sandwiches. Then the car... See full summary »
The version presently available is a late 1930's re-release with background music from the Block-Heads period added throughout. It's also been visually converted from its original taller, narrower 1.20:1 early sound ratio to the 1.33:1 standard ratio, so that tops of heads get chopped off in several sequences.
Why don't you do something to help me?
Stan: What can I do?
Oliver: Throw out the clutch!
Though Stan and Ollie never do manage to fix the flat tire, it's in good condition by the end of the film.
This short was re-released in 1937 with an upgraded soundtrack to bring up up to audio standards of that time. It also had to be re-framed to conform to the 1.33:1 standard academy format.
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