The Music Box

The Music Box ★★★★½

This short won an Academy Award, and I can see why.

Laurel and Hardy were able to take a simple idea--delivering a piano--and turn it into comedy gold. It's hysterical. The gags are great (my favorite is when you can clearly see that it's a dummy being dragged down several flights of stairs), and the performances elevate the comedy. Worth watching with a runtime of only 30 minutes.