In the 1932 Laurel and Hardy short film, County Hospital, Oliver Hardy is in the hospital with a broken leg. “It’s the first vacation I’ve had in years,” he says. His friend Stan Laurel visits and brings him hardboiled eggs and nuts in a paper bag. “Hardboiled eggs and nuts!” Ollie says disgustedly. In the mishaps that follow, Stan gets Ollie ejected from the hospital. Stan gets an accidental injection of a sleep-inducing drug, after which it’s up to him to drive Ollie home in the old Model T Ford in 1932 Los Angeles traffic.
Hardboiled Eggs and Nuts