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The Wildy!
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I just saw on that history of film series that early productions would employ a weirdo, usually a drunkard, to be the 'wildy' and throw in bizarre suggestions for livening up scripts... such as Laurel and Hardy carrying a piano over an Alpine rope bridge AND encountering a gorilla!
How thoroughly brilliant. I certainly missed out on a noble career path.

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The great thing about that sequence is that there was supposed to be a bomb in the piano that would go off if a certain key was touched, but the film editors figured, a piano, a rope bridge, Stan's drunk and there's a gorilla, too much is too much. So there's shots of Stan reeling around hitting the keyboard at random, but they don't have any context.

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