Unfortunately, I have never been a fan of the "pestering in-laws storyline" that some comedians (notably Edgar Kennedy) tended to use. To be fair, I do think that Keaton does it a lot better than most comedians and I do understand why he made the short, considering his own issues with his in-laws at the time. Still, out of all of his solo silent shorts, I would probably have to pick this as my least favorite.
The way that Keaton gets trapped in the marriage is frustratingly stupid, considering the fact that Keaton wasn't even the one who broke the judge's window. I also really dislike a lot of the bedroom scenes, as it cuts between these unfunny shots of Keaton and his wife constantly hitting each other and his in-laws annoying each other in the other room. A lot of the short really does amount to him being thrown around by the in-laws, even after they pledge to be nice to him.
Still, I do think that, unlike in the Edgar Kennedy shorts, the in-laws can actually be kind of funny at times, notably during the dinner table scene in which Keaton changes the calendar on them, along with when they're trying to have their picture taken and the camera keeps falling. Joe Roberts is very expressive, which helps a lot. In addition, the chase is very energetic, though it should be noted that there are two different endings to this short, one that's shorter and ends with Keaton on the train and another that's longer and features Keaton being chased by policemen. I do prefer the shorter one, considering that it's a bit more conclusive and the other one feels like it drags on a bit, but neither one can save this from being my least favorite. It's not bad, though, and I'd still rather watch it over some of the early Arbuckle shorts.
6 out of 10
Also, regarding the Three Stooges gags, I remember during the dinner table sequence, they used a gag involving sugar in coffee and bending a spoon, both of which turned up in my favorite Three Stooges short, THREE DARK HORSES.