Mamma's Boys (1916)

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The second half of this Plump (Oliver Hardy) and Runt (Billy Ruge) comedy is based on a similar premise to a future film Hardy and Stan Laurel made called Scram (it also is similar to an earlier comedy Hardy made for Lubin called Back to the Farm). Plump and Runt are a pair of mischievous rural boys who drive everyone nuts. When they decide to play golf by using hens' eggs as balls, their fed-up mother sends them to the big city to visit their uncle. The boys go to the wrong address, and, completely unaware, eat the dinner that's set out and go to bed -- Plump sleeping in the bed, and Runt dozing under it. When the couple who own the house return to find that strangers have taken over their home, the wife screams and the husband goes for his gun. He chases Plump out to the street, only to have Runt crawl out from under the bed. Both the boys are rounded up and taken to the chief of police -- who, luckily, happens to be their uncle.