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THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

Each episode includes superb quality clips, rare stills, anecdotal narration, sound effects, and a hot jazz score from the acclaimed Stomp Off Records!
Approximate Running Time: 15 hours

3 FUNNYMEN
Showcasing breezy Charley Chase, acrobatic Lupino Lane, and sourpuss Lloyd Hamilton. Clips include PAPAS BOY, FANDANGO, INNOCENT HUSBANDS, HOOKED, THE STAR BOARDER, NOTHING MATTERS, ROAMING ROMEO, MIGHTY LIKE A MOOSE, BREEZING ALONG and BE MY KING.

THE FUN FACTORY
Legendary King of Comedy Mack Sennett and his ensemble of gifted comic jesters. Featuring Billy Bevan, The Keystone Cops, Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Harry Gribbon, Ben Turpin, Harry Langdon and Alice Day. Clips include DANGEROUS CURVES BEHIND, WALL STREET BLUES, HIS TORPEDOED LOVE, THE WATER NYMPH, A MUDDY ROMANCE, HIS TRYSTING PLACE, MISS FATTY'S SEASIDE LOVERS, FATTY AND MABEL ADRIFT, THE WAITERS BALL, THE HALFBACK OF NOTRE DAME, YUKON JAKE, HIS MARRIAGE WOW, WANDERING WILLIES, SPANKING BREEZES and ICE COLD COCOS.

GREAT GAGS
The wildest laughs and most eccentric gags from the craziest years of slapstick. Extreme merriment! Featuring Bobby Vernon, Mabel Normand, Billy Bevan, Harold Lloyd, Gaylord Lloyd, Billy Dooley, Buster Keaton, Cliff Bowes, Monty Banks, and Snub Pollard. Clips include SAPPY SERVICE, THE EXTRA GIRL, IRON NAG, BUMPING INTO BROADWAY, TROLLEY TROUBLE, EASY CURVES, DAYDREAMS, OUTBOUND, PLAY SAFE and THE MOVIES.

HAL ROACH STUDIOS
The man who developed a sophisticated comic method alongside the madness. Featuring Charley Chase, Our Gang, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Paul Parrott, Will Rogers, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Snub Pollard and Harold Lloyd. Clips include ASK FATHER, IT'S A GIFT, NUMBER PLEASE, EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, DON'T PARK THERE, COLLARS AND CUFFS, PASTE AND PAPER, BE YOUR AGE and BAD BOY.

THE COMEDY CHASE
Madcap chases that will leave you breathless! Featuring The Keystone Cops, Buster Keaton, Larry Semon, Harold Lloyd, Billy Bevan, Chester Conklin and Little Moritz. Clips include THE BATH-CHAIR MAN, WANDERING WILLIES, THE CANNONBALL, NUMBER PLEASE, CIRCUS TODAY, THE GOAT and THE SHOW.

HELP WANTED
Good help is impossible with these clowns! Featuring A Ton of Fun, Stan Laurel, Harry Langdon, Billy Bevan, Ben Turpin, Charlie Chaplin, Sydney Chaplin, Harry Gribbon and Lloyd Hamilton. Clips include OLD TIN SIDES, KILL OR CURE, SMILE PLEASE, CIRCUS TODAY, ICE COLD COCOS, ASLEEP AT THE SWITCH, THE FLOORWALKER, A SUBMARINE PIRATE, THE HALFBACK OF NOTRE DAME and SOMEBODY'S FAULT.

AL CHRISTIE STUDIOS
Another influential major comedy studio ranking behind Sennett and Roach, with greater emphasis on wacky, situational humor. Featuring Bobby Vernon, Neil Burns, Jimmy Adams, Billy Dooley, and Jack Duffy. Clips include TEDDY AT THE THROTTLE, AIR TIGHT, THE DAFFY DILL, BEAUTY ALA MUD, CAMPUS CUTIES and CHICKEN FEATHERS.

LARRY SEMON
At one time this wildly eccentric comic ranked only behind Charlie Chaplin in popularity. Also featuring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Clips include THE GROCERY CLERK, FRAUDS AND FRENZIES, GOLF and THE CLOUDHOPPER.

SUPPORTING COMICS
The top second bananas of the era! Featuring Eric Campbell, Bud Duncan, Wallace Lupino, George Rowe, Bud Jamison, Snub Pollard, Joe Roberts, Vernon Dent and Al St. John. Clips include THE CURE, THE STAR BOARDER, HELLO SAILOR, POST NO BILLS, DON'T SHOVE, THICK AND THIN, NEIGHBORS, THE BEST MAN and THE WAITERS BALL.

EDUCATIONAL PICTURES
This oddly named company was a major producer and distributor of silent comedies. Featuring Cliff Bowes, Louise Fazenda, Clyde Cook, Al St. John, Lupino Lane, Wallace Lupino, Jimmy Adams and Lloyd Hamilton. Clips include SERVED HOT, DIZZY DAISY, MISFIT, FATTY AND MABLE ADRIFT, STUPID BUT BRAVE, FANDANGO, SEA SCAMPS, MEET THE FOLKS And CAREFUL PLEASE.

CHARLEY CHASE
One of the most talented and versatile clowns of the era. Also featuring Charlie Chaplin, Chester Conklin, Billy West, Snub Pollard, Our Gang and Paul Parrott. Clips include BIG RED RIDING HOOD, THE CARETAKER'S DAUGHTER, DOUGH AND DYNAMITE, LOVE LOOT AND CRASH, THE CANNON BALL, PLAYMATES, BLOW 'EM UP, DOGS OF WAR, THE FRAIDY CAT and POST NO BILLS.

VAUDEVILLE GREATS
Many of the comedy greats had their beginnings on the stage. Featuring Lupino Lane, Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, W.C. Fields, Will Rogers, Bert Williams, Harry Langdon and Buster Keaton. Clips include BE MY KING, THE RINK, DR. PYCKLE AND MR. PRIDE, SALLY OF THE SAWDUST, THE ROPIN' FOOL, NATURAL BORN GAMBLER, SATURDAY AFTERNOON and COPS.

FUNSHOPS
Here are superb comedies from the other funshops in town. Featuring Jack Cooper, Larry Semon, Charlie Chaplin, Johnny Arthur and Lige Conley. Clips include LONESOME BABIES, THE SAWMILL, OH WHAT A MAN, THE CLOUDHOPPER, THE ADVENTURER, DANGER AHEAD, OPEN HOUSE and AIR POCKETS.

BUSTER KEATON
Profiling The Great Stoneface. Also featuring Fatty Arbuckle. Clips include THE GOAT, NEIGHBORS, THE BUTCHER BOY, THE BALLOONATIC and THE PALEFACE.

DYNAMITE TEAMS
Silent Comedy's craziest duos and trios! Featuring Lupino Lane and Wallace Lupino, Snub Pollard and Marvin Loback, A Ton of Fun, Oliver Hardy and Bobby Ray, Fatty Arbuckle and Charlie Chaplin, and Billy Bevan and Andy Clyde. Clips include HELLO SAILOR, DEAR OL' PAL, THREE MISSING LINKS, STICK AROUND, THICK AND THIN, THE ROUNDERS and WHISPERING WHISKERS.

MORE FUNSHOPS
Profiling the smaller, independent studios. Featuring Poodles Hanneford, Carter deHaven, Billy West, Max Linder and Billy Franey. Clips include HELP WANTED, CHRISTMASTIME, HIS DAY OUT, MAX AND THE QUINQUINA, THE WATER PLUG and HEAVY LOVE.

GREAT GAGS 3
Great gags from Comedy's Greatest Era! Featuring Bobby Vernon, Buster Keaton, Slim Summerville, Snub Pollard, Poodles Hanneford, Charley Chase, Jack Duffy and Clem Beauchamp. Clips include SHORT SOCKS, THE GOAT, A HORSE ON BARNEY, IT'S A GIFT, HELP WANTED, ACCIDENTAL ACCIDENTS, WIRELESS LIZZY and HOT LIGHTNING.

THRILL COMEDIANS
These funnymen risked their lives for laughs. Featuring Al St. John, Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Monty Banks, Harold LLoyd, Lupino Lane and Larry Semon. Clips include SPECIAL DELIVERY, THE BUTCHER BOY, THE PALEFACE, PAY OR MOVE, PLAY SAFE, ASK FATHER, HIS PRIVATE LIFE and THE GROCERY CLERK.

KEYSTONE STUDIOS
America's first comedy studio. Featuring Ben Turpin, Bobby Vernon, Raymond Griffith, Fatty Arbuckle, Ford Sterling, Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Mabel Normand, The Keystone Cops and Chester Conklin. Clips include A CLEVER DUMMY, TEDDY AT THE THROTTLE, A SCOUNDREL'S TOLL, TANGO TANGLES, MABEL'S MARRIED LI00FE, LOVE LOOT AND CRASH, THE WAITERS BALL and DO-RE-MI-BOOM!

GREAT GAGS 2
The tradition of superb visual humor continues! Featuring Billy Dooley, Snub Pollard, Stan Laurel, Harold LLoyd, Charlie Chaplin, Clyde Cook, Buster Keaton and Lige Conley. Clips include DIZZY SIGHTS, LATE LODGER, SHORT ORDERS, GET OUT AND GET UNDER, THE CHAMPION, MISFIT, BUSTER'S SKYROCKET and THE BATTLING KANGAROO.

FAMILY FUN
From housework to kids to vacations, the family situation was a great setting for tumultuous slapstick. Featuring Mark Jones, Our Gang, Big Boy, Joe Rock, Neil Burns and The Smith Family. Clips include FAMILY LIFE, EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, SEA SCAMPS, IT'S A BEAR, MISTER WIFE and SMITH'S CANDY STORE.

SURREAL COMEDY
The best of the dreamlike and bizarre. Featuring Buster Keaton, Billy Bletcher, Bobby Duncan and many more! Clips include THE BALLOONATIC, A TRIP TO THE MOON, DREAM OF A RAREBIT FIEND, THE THIEVING HAND, FRESH LOBSTER, THE BATH-CHAIR MAN, SLIPPERY JIM, DANGEROUS CURVES BEHIND and HOT FOOT.

CHARLIE CHAPLIN
The Little Tramp at his rowdiest. Also featuring Max Linder, Chester Conklin and Fatty Arbuckle. Clips include THE IMMIGRANT, MAX LEARNS TO SKATE, DOUGH AND DYNAMITE, THE ROUNDERS and THE CHAMPION.

GETTING THE GIRL
Funnymen in love! Featuring Bobby Vernon, Charley Chase, Dorothy DeVore, Lloyd Hamilton, Monty Banks, Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Harry Langdon, Charlie Chaplin and Mabel Normand. Clips include HOOT MON, BE YOUR AGE, GETTING GERTIE'S GOAT, HOOKED, PAY OR MOVE, BUMPING INTO BROADWAY, OWN YOUR OWN HOME, THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS and HIS TRYSTING PLACE.

OUR GANG
A long-running kids favorite! Also featuring Harold Lloyd, Oliver Hardy and Charley Chase. Clips include THE SUN DOWN LIMITED, GET OUT AND GET UNDER, DOGS OF WAR, THE FRAIDY CAT and THUNDERING FLEAS.

COMEDY DIRECTORS
Gifted comedy craftsmen behind the camera. Featuring Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Charley Chase, Leo McCarey, Hal Roach, Del Lord, Max Linder, Larry Semon and Buster Keaton. Clips include THE ADVENTURER, THE BUTCHER BOY, SITTING PRETTY, GET OUT AND GET UNDER, BLOW 'EM UP, IRON NAG, MAX AND THE STATUE, GOLF and THE GOAT.

HOLLYWOOD SPOOFS
Nothing is sacred with these clowns! Featuring Charlie Chaplin, Will Rogers, Ben Turpin, Our Gang, Mack Swain and Lupino Lane. Clips include THE MASQUERADOR, BIG MOMENTS FROM LITTLE PICTURES, THE DAREDEVIL, DOGS OF WAR, A MOVIE STAR and ROAMING ROMEO.

STAN AND OLLIE: BEFORE 'THE BOYS'
The early, solo comedies of the world's greatest comedy team. Also featuring Billy West, Larry Semon, Mark Jones, Bobby Ray, James Finlayson, Charley Chase and Clyde Cook. Clips include THE BATTLE ROYAL, THE HOBO, HUSTLING FOR HEALTH, THE LUCKY DOG, THE SAWMILL, COLLARS AND CUFFS, STICK AROUND, SMITHY, MARRIED TO ORDER, BE YOUR AGE, THE SLEUTH, DR. PYCKLE AND DR. PRIDE and WANDERING PAPAS.

BATTLING CLOWNS
From the battlefront to the homefront, knockabout humor at its finest. Featuring A Ton of Fun, Harry Langdon, Billy Bevan, Harold Lloyd, Clyde Cook, Lloyd Hamilton and Larry Semon. Clips include HEAVY PARADE, ALL NIGHT LONG, GIDDAP, NUMBER PLEASE, STARVATION BLUES, CAREFUL PLEASE and HORSESHOES.

COMEDIENNES
Memorable female comics and their inspired antics. Featuring Mabel Normand, Louise Fazenda, Dorothy DeVore, Colleen Moore, Gale Henry, Miss Fatty, Anita Garvin, Martha Sleeper and Madeline Hurlock. Clips include THE WATER NYMPH, FATTY MABEL AND THE LAW, GENTLEMEN OF NERVE, WHAT HAPPENED TO ROSA, DIZZY DAISY, HOLD YOUR BREATH, ELLA CINDERS, HIS WOODEN WEDDING, MISS FATTY'S SEASIDE LOVERS, FANDANGO, BAD BOY and CIRCUS TODAY.

“SlapHappy showcases dozens of silent comedies in a peppy, highly watchable format that makes the viewer want to see more.” Film Reviewer Leonard Maltin

"Anyone who has laughed at the work of Chaplin or Keaton now has a chance to dig a little deeper. The SlapHappy Collection makes an informative and entertaining starting point." Turner Classic Movies

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SlapHappy Collection Volumes 1-10: Thirty Complete Episodes!

THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

Each episode includes superb quality clips, rare stills, anecdotal narration, sound effects, and a hot jazz score from the acclaimed Stomp Off Records!
Approximate Running Time: 15 hours

3 FUNNYMEN
Showcasing breezy Charley Chase, acrobatic Lupino Lane, and sourpuss Lloyd Hamilton. Clips include PAPAS BOY, FANDANGO, INNOCENT HUSBANDS, HOOKED, THE STAR BOARDER, NOTHING MATTERS, ROAMING ROMEO, MIGHTY LIKE A MOOSE, BREEZING ALONG and BE MY KING.

THE FUN FACTORY
Legendary King of Comedy Mack Sennett and his ensemble of gifted comic jesters. Featuring Billy Bevan, The Keystone Cops, Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Harry Gribbon, Ben Turpin, Harry Langdon and Alice Day. Clips include DANGEROUS CURVES BEHIND, WALL STREET BLUES, HIS TORPEDOED LOVE, THE WATER NYMPH, A MUDDY ROMANCE, HIS TRYSTING PLACE, MISS FATTY'S SEASIDE LOVERS, FATTY AND MABEL ADRIFT, THE WAITERS BALL, THE HALFBACK OF NOTRE DAME, YUKON JAKE, HIS MARRIAGE WOW, WANDERING WILLIES, SPANKING BREEZES and ICE COLD COCOS.

GREAT GAGS
The wildest laughs and most eccentric gags from the craziest years of slapstick. Extreme merriment! Featuring Bobby Vernon, Mabel Normand, Billy Bevan, Harold Lloyd, Gaylord Lloyd, Billy Dooley, Buster Keaton, Cliff Bowes, Monty Banks, and Snub Pollard. Clips include SAPPY SERVICE, THE EXTRA GIRL, IRON NAG, BUMPING INTO BROADWAY, TROLLEY TROUBLE, EASY CURVES, DAYDREAMS, OUTBOUND, PLAY SAFE and THE MOVIES.

HAL ROACH STUDIOS
The man who developed a sophisticated comic method alongside the madness. Featuring Charley Chase, Our Gang, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Paul Parrott, Will Rogers, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Snub Pollard and Harold Lloyd. Clips include ASK FATHER, IT'S A GIFT, NUMBER PLEASE, EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, DON'T PARK THERE, COLLARS AND CUFFS, PASTE AND PAPER, BE YOUR AGE and BAD BOY.

THE COMEDY CHASE
Madcap chases that will leave you breathless! Featuring The Keystone Cops, Buster Keaton, Larry Semon, Harold Lloyd, Billy Bevan, Chester Conklin and Little Moritz. Clips include THE BATH-CHAIR MAN, WANDERING WILLIES, THE CANNONBALL, NUMBER PLEASE, CIRCUS TODAY, THE GOAT and THE SHOW.

HELP WANTED
Good help is impossible with these clowns! Featuring A Ton of Fun, Stan Laurel, Harry Langdon, Billy Bevan, Ben Turpin, Charlie Chaplin, Sydney Chaplin, Harry Gribbon and Lloyd Hamilton. Clips include OLD TIN SIDES, KILL OR CURE, SMILE PLEASE, CIRCUS TODAY, ICE COLD COCOS, ASLEEP AT THE SWITCH, THE FLOORWALKER, A SUBMARINE PIRATE, THE HALFBACK OF NOTRE DAME and SOMEBODY'S FAULT.

AL CHRISTIE STUDIOS
Another influential major comedy studio ranking behind Sennett and Roach, with greater emphasis on wacky, situational humor. Featuring Bobby Vernon, Neil Burns, Jimmy Adams, Billy Dooley, and Jack Duffy. Clips include TEDDY AT THE THROTTLE, AIR TIGHT, THE DAFFY DILL, BEAUTY ALA MUD, CAMPUS CUTIES and CHICKEN FEATHERS.

LARRY SEMON
At one time this wildly eccentric comic ranked only behind Charlie Chaplin in popularity. Also featuring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Clips include THE GROCERY CLERK, FRAUDS AND FRENZIES, GOLF and THE CLOUDHOPPER.

SUPPORTING COMICS
The top second bananas of the era! Featuring Eric Campbell, Bud Duncan, Wallace Lupino, George Rowe, Bud Jamison, Snub Pollard, Joe Roberts, Vernon Dent and Al St. John. Clips include THE CURE, THE STAR BOARDER, HELLO SAILOR, POST NO BILLS, DON'T SHOVE, THICK AND THIN, NEIGHBORS, THE BEST MAN and THE WAITERS BALL.

EDUCATIONAL PICTURES
This oddly named company was a major producer and distributor of silent comedies. Featuring Cliff Bowes, Louise Fazenda, Clyde Cook, Al St. John, Lupino Lane, Wallace Lupino, Jimmy Adams and Lloyd Hamilton. Clips include SERVED HOT, DIZZY DAISY, MISFIT, FATTY AND MABLE ADRIFT, STUPID BUT BRAVE, FANDANGO, SEA SCAMPS, MEET THE FOLKS And CAREFUL PLEASE.

CHARLEY CHASE
One of the most talented and versatile clowns of the era. Also featuring Charlie Chaplin, Chester Conklin, Billy West, Snub Pollard, Our Gang and Paul Parrott. Clips include BIG RED RIDING HOOD, THE CARETAKER'S DAUGHTER, DOUGH AND DYNAMITE, LOVE LOOT AND CRASH, THE CANNON BALL, PLAYMATES, BLOW 'EM UP, DOGS OF WAR, THE FRAIDY CAT and POST NO BILLS.

VAUDEVILLE GREATS
Many of the comedy greats had their beginnings on the stage. Featuring Lupino Lane, Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, W.C. Fields, Will Rogers, Bert Williams, Harry Langdon and Buster Keaton. Clips include BE MY KING, THE RINK, DR. PYCKLE AND MR. PRIDE, SALLY OF THE SAWDUST, THE ROPIN' FOOL, NATURAL BORN GAMBLER, SATURDAY AFTERNOON and COPS.

FUNSHOPS
Here are superb comedies from the other funshops in town. Featuring Jack Cooper, Larry Semon, Charlie Chaplin, Johnny Arthur and Lige Conley. Clips include LONESOME BABIES, THE SAWMILL, OH WHAT A MAN, THE CLOUDHOPPER, THE ADVENTURER, DANGER AHEAD, OPEN HOUSE and AIR POCKETS.

BUSTER KEATON
Profiling The Great Stoneface. Also featuring Fatty Arbuckle. Clips include THE GOAT, NEIGHBORS, THE BUTCHER BOY, THE BALLOONATIC and THE PALEFACE.

DYNAMITE TEAMS
Silent Comedy's craziest duos and trios! Featuring Lupino Lane and Wallace Lupino, Snub Pollard and Marvin Loback, A Ton of Fun, Oliver Hardy and Bobby Ray, Fatty Arbuckle and Charlie Chaplin, and Billy Bevan and Andy Clyde. Clips include HELLO SAILOR, DEAR OL' PAL, THREE MISSING LINKS, STICK AROUND, THICK AND THIN, THE ROUNDERS and WHISPERING WHISKERS.

MORE FUNSHOPS
Profiling the smaller, independent studios. Featuring Poodles Hanneford, Carter deHaven, Billy West, Max Linder and Billy Franey. Clips include HELP WANTED, CHRISTMASTIME, HIS DAY OUT, MAX AND THE QUINQUINA, THE WATER PLUG and HEAVY LOVE.

GREAT GAGS 3
Great gags from Comedy's Greatest Era! Featuring Bobby Vernon, Buster Keaton, Slim Summerville, Snub Pollard, Poodles Hanneford, Charley Chase, Jack Duffy and Clem Beauchamp. Clips include SHORT SOCKS, THE GOAT, A HORSE ON BARNEY, IT'S A GIFT, HELP WANTED, ACCIDENTAL ACCIDENTS, WIRELESS LIZZY and HOT LIGHTNING.

THRILL COMEDIANS
These funnymen risked their lives for laughs. Featuring Al St. John, Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Monty Banks, Harold LLoyd, Lupino Lane and Larry Semon. Clips include SPECIAL DELIVERY, THE BUTCHER BOY, THE PALEFACE, PAY OR MOVE, PLAY SAFE, ASK FATHER, HIS PRIVATE LIFE and THE GROCERY CLERK.

KEYSTONE STUDIOS
America's first comedy studio. Featuring Ben Turpin, Bobby Vernon, Raymond Griffith, Fatty Arbuckle, Ford Sterling, Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Mabel Normand, The Keystone Cops and Chester Conklin. Clips include A CLEVER DUMMY, TEDDY AT THE THROTTLE, A SCOUNDREL'S TOLL, TANGO TANGLES, MABEL'S MARRIED LI00FE, LOVE LOOT AND CRASH, THE WAITERS BALL and DO-RE-MI-BOOM!

GREAT GAGS 2
The tradition of superb visual humor continues! Featuring Billy Dooley, Snub Pollard, Stan Laurel, Harold LLoyd, Charlie Chaplin, Clyde Cook, Buster Keaton and Lige Conley. Clips include DIZZY SIGHTS, LATE LODGER, SHORT ORDERS, GET OUT AND GET UNDER, THE CHAMPION, MISFIT, BUSTER'S SKYROCKET and THE BATTLING KANGAROO.

FAMILY FUN
From housework to kids to vacations, the family situation was a great setting for tumultuous slapstick. Featuring Mark Jones, Our Gang, Big Boy, Joe Rock, Neil Burns and The Smith Family. Clips include FAMILY LIFE, EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, SEA SCAMPS, IT'S A BEAR, MISTER WIFE and SMITH'S CANDY STORE.

SURREAL COMEDY
The best of the dreamlike and bizarre. Featuring Buster Keaton, Billy Bletcher, Bobby Duncan and many more! Clips include THE BALLOONATIC, A TRIP TO THE MOON, DREAM OF A RAREBIT FIEND, THE THIEVING HAND, FRESH LOBSTER, THE BATH-CHAIR MAN, SLIPPERY JIM, DANGEROUS CURVES BEHIND and HOT FOOT.

CHARLIE CHAPLIN
The Little Tramp at his rowdiest. Also featuring Max Linder, Chester Conklin and Fatty Arbuckle. Clips include THE IMMIGRANT, MAX LEARNS TO SKATE, DOUGH AND DYNAMITE, THE ROUNDERS and THE CHAMPION.

GETTING THE GIRL
Funnymen in love! Featuring Bobby Vernon, Charley Chase, Dorothy DeVore, Lloyd Hamilton, Monty Banks, Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Harry Langdon, Charlie Chaplin and Mabel Normand. Clips include HOOT MON, BE YOUR AGE, GETTING GERTIE'S GOAT, HOOKED, PAY OR MOVE, BUMPING INTO BROADWAY, OWN YOUR OWN HOME, THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS and HIS TRYSTING PLACE.

OUR GANG
A long-running kids favorite! Also featuring Harold Lloyd, Oliver Hardy and Charley Chase. Clips include THE SUN DOWN LIMITED, GET OUT AND GET UNDER, DOGS OF WAR, THE FRAIDY CAT and THUNDERING FLEAS.

COMEDY DIRECTORS
Gifted comedy craftsmen behind the camera. Featuring Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Charley Chase, Leo McCarey, Hal Roach, Del Lord, Max Linder, Larry Semon and Buster Keaton. Clips include THE ADVENTURER, THE BUTCHER BOY, SITTING PRETTY, GET OUT AND GET UNDER, BLOW 'EM UP, IRON NAG, MAX AND THE STATUE, GOLF and THE GOAT.

HOLLYWOOD SPOOFS
Nothing is sacred with these clowns! Featuring Charlie Chaplin, Will Rogers, Ben Turpin, Our Gang, Mack Swain and Lupino Lane. Clips include THE MASQUERADOR, BIG MOMENTS FROM LITTLE PICTURES, THE DAREDEVIL, DOGS OF WAR, A MOVIE STAR and ROAMING ROMEO.

STAN AND OLLIE: BEFORE 'THE BOYS'
The early, solo comedies of the world's greatest comedy team. Also featuring Billy West, Larry Semon, Mark Jones, Bobby Ray, James Finlayson, Charley Chase and Clyde Cook. Clips include THE BATTLE ROYAL, THE HOBO, HUSTLING FOR HEALTH, THE LUCKY DOG, THE SAWMILL, COLLARS AND CUFFS, STICK AROUND, SMITHY, MARRIED TO ORDER, BE YOUR AGE, THE SLEUTH, DR. PYCKLE AND DR. PRIDE and WANDERING PAPAS.

BATTLING CLOWNS
From the battlefront to the homefront, knockabout humor at its finest. Featuring A Ton of Fun, Harry Langdon, Billy Bevan, Harold Lloyd, Clyde Cook, Lloyd Hamilton and Larry Semon. Clips include HEAVY PARADE, ALL NIGHT LONG, GIDDAP, NUMBER PLEASE, STARVATION BLUES, CAREFUL PLEASE and HORSESHOES.

COMEDIENNES
Memorable female comics and their inspired antics. Featuring Mabel Normand, Louise Fazenda, Dorothy DeVore, Colleen Moore, Gale Henry, Miss Fatty, Anita Garvin, Martha Sleeper and Madeline Hurlock. Clips include THE WATER NYMPH, FATTY MABEL AND THE LAW, GENTLEMEN OF NERVE, WHAT HAPPENED TO ROSA, DIZZY DAISY, HOLD YOUR BREATH, ELLA CINDERS, HIS WOODEN WEDDING, MISS FATTY'S SEASIDE LOVERS, FANDANGO, BAD BOY and CIRCUS TODAY.

“SlapHappy showcases dozens of silent comedies in a peppy, highly watchable format that makes the viewer want to see more.” Film Reviewer Leonard Maltin

"Anyone who has laughed at the work of Chaplin or Keaton now has a chance to dig a little deeper. The SlapHappy Collection makes an informative and entertaining starting point." Turner Classic Movies

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    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    Three Funnymen profiles breezy Charley Chase, acrobatic Lupino Lane, and sourpuss Lloyd Hamilton. Clips include PAPAS BOY, FANDANGO, INNOCENT HUSBANDS, HOOKED, THE STAR BOARDER, NOTHING MA...

  2. SlapHappy Collection: The Fun Factory

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    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    Legendary King of Comedy Mack Sennett and his ensemble of gifted comic jesters. Featuring Billy Bevan, The Keystone Cops, Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Har...

  3. SlapHappy Collection: Great Gags

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    The wildest laughs and most eccentric gags from the craziest years of slapstick. Extreme merriment! Featuring Bobby Vernon, Mabel Normand, Billy Bevan, Harold Lloyd, Gaylord Lloyd, Billy D...

  4. SlapHappy Collection: Hal Roach Studios

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    The man who developed a sophisticated comic method alongside the madness. Featuring Charley Chase, Our Gang, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Paul Parrott, Will Rogers, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, ...

  5. SlapHappy Collection: Help Wanted

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    Good help is impossible with these clowns! Featuring A Ton of Fun, Stan Laurel, Harry Langdon, Billy Bevan, Ben Turpin, Charlie Chaplin, Sydney Chaplin, Harry Gribbon and Lloyd Hamilton. C...

  6. SlapHappy Collection: The Comedy Chase

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    Madcap chases that will leave you breathless! Featuring The Keystone Cops, Buster Keaton, Larry Semon, Harold Lloyd, Billy Bevan, Chester Conklin and Little Moritz. Clips include THE BATH-...

  7. SlapHappy Collection: Al Christie Studios

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    Another influential major comedy studio ranking behind Sennett and Roach, with greater emphasis on wacky, situational humor. Featuring Bobby Vernon, Neil Burns, Jimmy Adams, Billy Dooley, ...

  8. SlapHappy Collection: Larry Semon

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    At one time this wildly eccentric comic ranked only behind Charlie Chaplin in popularity. Also featuring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Clips include THE GROCERY CLERK, FRAUDS AND FRENZIES,...

  9. SlapHappy Collection: Supporting Comics

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    The top second bananas of the era! Featuring Eric Campbell, Bud Duncan, Wallace Lupino, George Rowe, Bud Jamison, Snub Pollard, Joe Roberts, Vernon Dent and Al St. John. Clips include THE ...

  10. SlapHappy Collection: Educational Studios

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    This oddly named company was a major producer and distributor of silent comedies. Featuring Cliff Bowes, Louise Fazenda, Clyde Cook, Al St. John, Lupino Lane, Wallace Lupino, Jimmy Adams a...

  11. SlapHappy Collection: Charley Chase

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    One of the most talented and versatile clowns of the era. Also featuring Charlie Chaplin, Chester Conklin, Billy West, Snub Pollard, Our Gang and Paul Parrott. Clips include BIG RED RIDING...

  12. SlapHappy Collection: Vaudeville Greats

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    Many of the comedy greats had their beginnings on the stage. Featuring Lupino Lane, Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, W.C. Fields, Will Rogers, Bert Williams, Harry Langdon and Buster Keaton. ...

  13. SlapHappy Collection: Buster Keaton

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    Profiling The Great Stoneface. Also featuring Fatty Arbuckle. Clips include THE GOAT, NEIGHBORS, THE BUTCHER BOY, THE BALLOONATIC and THE PALEFACE.

  14. SlapHappy Collection: Dynamite Teams

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    Silent Comedy's craziest duos and trios! Featuring Lupino Lane and Wallace Lupino, Snub Pollard and Marvin Loback, A Ton of Fun, Oliver Hardy and Bobby Ray, Fatty Arbuckle and Charlie Chap...

  15. SlapHappy Collection: Great Gags 3

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    Great gags from Comedy's Greatest Era! Featuring Bobby Vernon, Buster Keaton, Slim Summerville, Snub Pollard, Poodles Hanneford, Charley Chase, Jack Duffy and Clem Beauchamp. Clips include...

  16. SlapHappy Collection: More Funshops

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    Profiling the smaller, independent studios. Featuring Poodles Hanneford, Carter deHaven, Billy West, Max Linder and Billy Franey. Clips include HELP WANTED, CHRISTMASTIME, HIS DAY OUT, MAX...

  17. SlapHappy Collection: Thrill Comedians

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    These funnymen risked their lives for laughs. Featuring Al St. John, Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Monty Banks, Harold LLoyd, Lupino Lane and Larry Semon. Clips include SPECIAL DELIVERY, ...

  18. SlapHappy Collection: Family Fun

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    From housework to kids to vacations, the family situation was a great setting for tumultuous slapstick. Featuring Mark Jones, Our Gang, Big Boy, Joe Rock, Neil Burns and The Smith Family. ...

  19. SlapHappy Collection: Great Gags 2

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    The tradition of superb visual humor continues! Featuring Billy Dooley, Snub Pollard, Stan Laurel, Harold LLoyd, Charlie Chaplin, Clyde Cook, Buster Keaton and Lige Conley. Clips include D...

  20. SlapHappy Collection: Keystone Studios

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    America's first comedy studio. Featuring Ben Turpin, Bobby Vernon, Raymond Griffith, Fatty Arbuckle, Ford Sterling, Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Mabel Normand, The Keystone Cops and Cheste...

  21. SlapHappy Collection: Charlie Chaplin

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    The Little Tramp at his rowdiest. Also featuring Max Linder, Chester Conklin and Fatty Arbuckle. Clips include THE IMMIGRANT, MAX LEARNS TO SKATE, DOUGH AND DYNAMITE, THE ROUNDERS and THE ...

  22. SlapHappy Collection: Getting the Girl

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    Funnymen in love! Featuring Bobby Vernon, Charley Chase, Dorothy DeVore, Lloyd Hamilton, Monty Banks, Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Harry Langdon, Charlie Chaplin and Mabel Normand. Clips in...

  23. SlapHappy Collection: Surreal Comedy

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    The best of the dreamlike and bizarre. Featuring Buster Keaton, Billy Bletcher, Bobby Duncan and many more! Clips include THE BALLOONATIC, A TRIP TO THE MOON, DREAM OF A RAREBIT FIEND, THE...

  24. SlapHappy Collection: Comedy Directors

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    Gifted comedy craftsmen behind the camera. Featuring Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Charley Chase, Leo McCarey, Hal Roach, Del Lord, Max Linder, Larry Semon and Buster Keaton. Clips incl...

  25. SlapHappy Collection: Hollywood Spoofs

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    Nothing is sacred with these clowns! Featuring Charlie Chaplin, Will Rogers, Ben Turpin, Our Gang, Mack Swain and Lupino Lane. Clips include THE MASQUERADOR, BIG MOMENTS FROM LITTLE PICTUR...

  26. SlapHappy Collection: Funshops

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    Here are superb comedies from the other funshops in town. Featuring Jack Cooper, Larry Semon, Charlie Chaplin, Johnny Arthur and Lige Conley. Clips include LONESOME BABIES, THE SAWMILL, OH...

  27. SlapHappy Collection: Our Gang

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    A long-running kids favorite! Also featuring Harold Lloyd, Oliver Hardy and Charley Chase. Clips include THE SUN DOWN LIMITED, GET OUT AND GET UNDER, DOGS OF WAR, THE FRAIDY CAT and THUNDE...

  28. SlapHappy Collection: Stan and Ollie Before The Boys

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    The early, solo comedies of the world's greatest comedy team. Also featuring Billy West, Larry Semon, Mark Jones, Bobby Ray, James Finlayson, Charley Chase and Clyde Cook. Clips include TH...

  29. SlapHappy Collection: Comediennes

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    Memorable female comics and their inspired antics. Featuring Mabel Normand, Louise Fazenda, Dorothy DeVore, Colleen Moore, Gale Henry, Miss Fatty, Anita Garvin, Martha Sleeper and Madeline...

  30. SlapHappy Collection: Battling Clowns

    26m · Downloadable

    THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.

    From the battlefront to the homefront, knockabout humor at its finest. Featuring A Ton of Fun, Harry Langdon, Billy Bevan, Harold Lloyd, Clyde Cook, Lloyd Hamilton and Larry Semon. Clips i...