Count me in as somebody else who enjoyed GOBS OF FUN. The dialect comedy I can give or take, but what I enjoyed was the overall sleaziness of the plot. Interesting little short there. As far as dialect comedy, this was common going back to Vaudeville and this short was taking place in a world where white European Americans still heavily linked themselves to their European roots, unlike today. I mean, my nephew is 1/16th Hungarian, for example, while my American born mother is 100 percent Greek. Even in the 60's and 70's, my grandparents did not approve of my mother dating non Greeks. It was a different world back then, and as somebody who has seen more comedy from the teens through forties than any rational human being should, I guess I see dialect humor without giving it a second thought.
As far as Ben Blue, his style of comedy is linked to Harry Langdon, who did the man-child thing much better. There's a real fine line you have to cross when working with that type of character. It can be hilarious or creepy. But yeah, Shemp is great in this short, playing a W.C. Fields like carnival shyster. Seamus, the shorts get even better as the disc goes on, you're in for a treat. I'm two shorts into disc two myself.