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on 2 Jun 2012 07:51

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Jokes reworked!

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1. The Rough House (1917)
The burning bed

in Fatty's Plucky Pup (1915):



and in The Rough House (1917):


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2. Oh Doctor! (1917)
An anchor

in Oh Doctor (1917):


and in Love (1919):


(there are lots of Model T Ford jokes in general)

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3. Coney Island (1917)
Breaking the fourth wall and asking the camera to lift its view

in The Knockout (1914):



and in Coney Island (1917):


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4. The Gold Rush (1925)
The dancing dinner rolls

in The Rough House (1917):


and in Chaplin's The Gold Rush (1925):

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5. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
The falling wall gag

in Back Stage (1919):



and in Keaton's Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928):

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6. The Garage (1920)
Cleaning the missing glass

in The Bell Boy (1918):


and in The Garage (1920):


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7. The Hayseed (1919)
Oiling the horse

in The Bell Boy (1918):



and in The Hayseed (1919):

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8. Love (1919)
Broom battle (with a replacement for a broken broom in the middle of a fight):

in The Waiters' Ball (1916):


and in Love (1919):


*AND*

Seeing stars:

in The Rough House (1917)


and in Love (1919)

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9. The Cook (1918)
Many similar kitchen gags, plus the roles Al St. John and Buster Keaton have are very much the same

in The Waiter's Ball (1916)



and in The Cook (1918):


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10. The 'High Sign' (1921)
The huge newspaper

in the Bell Boy (1918):


and in the High Sign (1921):

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11. One Week (1920)
The train scene in

One Week (1920):



Fool's Luck (1926):


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12. A Reckless Romeo (1917)
Buying tickets

in A Reckless Romeo (1917):


and in Coney Island (1917):


 

Some examples of reworked jokes in Roscoe Arbuckle's films.

Some of these are reworked from earlier films, and some jokes were used in more than two films, for example the burning bed is used in Mother's Boy 1913, Fatty's Plucky Pup 1915 and The Rough House 1917.

The gag of bubbles blown through a hose in water to simulate drowning is reworked in A Noise From the Deep 1913, Bubbles of Trouble 1916 and Good Night Nurse 1918.

A stolen tux appears in Fatty's Magic Pants 1914 and is reworked from The Tragedy of a Dress Suit 1912, and is again used in The Waiter's Ball 1916.

Arbuckle appears as a cook in The Waiter's Ball 1916, The Cook 1918 and Hey Pop 1932. Many of the kitchen gags are very similar in these films (oh, and many jokes are reworked in his sound shorts).

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