Oh my God, did any of you guys watch that El Brendel short? Perhaps the most unfunny comedian I've ever seen in my life! One of those comedians where I can't even tell where the jokes begin or end. I think the joke is he speaks in a Swedish accent, kind of like that Balki guy on PERFECT STRANGERS, except El Brendel makes Bronson Pinchot seem like Buster Keaton. Amazingly bad, you all have to watch this short for the trainwreck value alone. To think this guy was teamed with Shemp Howard and Harry Langdon. I wonder who carried who in those shorts? Sheesh! Oh, and Del Lord directed this thing, you know, a good comedy director.
Being a 1936 short, it's obvious the budget was higher than the later ones. Interesting to see some of the same parallels you see in Stooge shorts. Just a shame the budget had to be wasted on El Brendel. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful to see this short from a historical and personal interest point of view, but as entertainment? No.
Oh well, the Andy Clyde's were both home runs (or at least a base clearing double), and I'm sure the Hugh Herbert/Dudley Dickerson one will be a winner. In a few minutes, I shall see.