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Busy Bodies


Laurel and Hardy in a sawmill. The mind reels at the havoc they could wreak in such a place, and they find every possible way. This is one of the films where they famously destroyed cars in interesting ways. I have seen them driving cars that have been squished almost flat from front to back, or side to side. One car was twisted in such a way that it was bent into an arc and could only drive in a circle (see County Hospital). In this one, they drive the car through a huge band saw, and it falls into two equal halves. But the record player under the hood still works!