W.C. Fields. Lest we forget.

One of my favotite clips.


Go to Cafe Society, kid, ya bother me. :wink:


This is great stuff. Thanks for posting it, timbicile59.

It’s from the film The Old-Fashioned Way, IIRC, which I have only seen once because for some reason it’s never shown on television. That film also contains the great scene in which he surreptitiously kicks Baby Leroy in the butt after BL has been pelting him with food during dinner. Darned if I can find the butt-kicking scene on youtube so far, though.

If you can find the Dentist short with WC, watch it. One of the more risque films from the period.

Heck, there’s a link on that page. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su2fXCZ8dCo&feature=related Sorry, the qualilty of that is atrocious. The others I found were not the whole cut.

The dude had mad skillz.

I’d very much enjoy a W. C. boxed set.

How about two?

W.C. Fields Comedy Collection (The Bank Dick / My Little Chickadee / You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man / It’s a Gift / International House) (1934)\

W.C. Fields Comedy Collection, Vol. 2 (The Man on the Flying Trapeze / Never Give A Sucker An Even Break / You’re Telling Me! / The Old Fashioned Way / Poppy) (1941)

There are also a bunch of boxed short films.

In the comments for that video, adelfred said he put the whole thing up two months ago. Here’s part 1 of 3, with links to the other two parts. I didn’t watch them except the very beginning, but the three parts together are longer than the one in your link, and the quality is much better.

“–and it ain’t a fit night out for man nor beast!”

The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933). Still possibly the greatest comedy ever perpetrated on celluloid.

Another vote for the great man. The short film ‘The Golf Specialist’ (where he doesn’t even get to hit the ball once) is a masterpiece as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUMJ3U3qFmg - Incomplete but gives a great idea of the humour.

The cigar box routine is very impressive!

“I think I’ll go out and milk the elk . . . . Lena! Lena, honey! Papa’s calling!”

It cracks me up when he plays the dulcimer with his mittens on, while singing the heart-breaking ballad he wrote about his son, Chester.

Another favorite is The Man On The Flying Trapeze. The bit with the singing burglars in the cellar is hilarious.

All-time favorite quote: “I never drink water. Fish fuck in it.”