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  1. Laurel and Hardy(noun)

    United States slapstick comedy duo who made many films together


  1. Laurel and Hardy(ProperNoun)

    Any duo who are so inept at practical tasks as to be humorous.

    Etymology: From the name of a famous American comedy duo from the 1920s and 1930s.


  1. Laurel and Hardy

    Laurel and Hardy were one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comedy double acts of the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. Composed of thin Englishman Stan Laurel and fat American Oliver Hardy, they became well known during the late 1920s to the mid-1940s for their slapstick comedy, with Laurel playing the clumsy and childlike friend of the pompous Hardy. They made over 100 films together, initially two-reelers before expanding into feature length films in the 1930s. Their films include Sons of the Desert, the Academy Award-winning short film The Music Box, Babes in Toyland, and Way Out West. Hardy's catchphrase, "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!", is still widely recognized. Prior to the double act, both were established actors, with Laurel appearing in over 50 films and Hardy in over 250 films. Although the two comedians first worked together on the film The Lucky Dog, this was a chance pairing and it was not until 1926, when both separately signed contracts with the Hal Roach film studio, that they began appearing in movie shorts together. Laurel and Hardy officially became a team the following year in the silent short film Putting Pants on Philip. The pair remained with the Roach studio until 1940, then appeared in eight "B" comedies for 20th Century Fox and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1941 to 1945. After finishing their movie commitments at the end of 1944, they concentrated on stage shows, embarking on a music hall tour of England, Ireland, and Scotland. In 1950, they made their last film, a French/Italian co-production called Atoll K, before retiring from the screen. In total, they appeared together in 107 films. They starred in 40 short sound films, 32 short silent films and 23 full-length feature films, and made 12 guest or cameo appearances, including the recently discovered Galaxy of Stars promotional film.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of laurel and hardy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of laurel and hardy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    When I was a boy, my family used to watch a lot of Laurel and Hardy.

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