Comedians Norman Long and Charles Austin are featured larking around.
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Norman Long is the personality featured in this story. "Here he is, at home, very unconventional, and minus a piano." C/U of Norman trying to make something in the kitchen. He gets into a mess with the gooey mixture. "What I don't know about cooking would fill - well, Bart's Hospital," said Norman." He pours some dark coloured liquid into a glass and instead of adding this to the mixture, he drinks it. We then see Norman in his garden. He is carrying a spade, a bucket and lots of other things which he drops on the ground in a spectacular fashion. He then kicks the bucket. He starts to dig using a fork but his foot keeps slipping off. His dog runs close by him and Norman threatens him with the fork. Norman pretends that he has stuck the fork in his foot - he hops around on one leg holding his foot. We then see Norman attempting to prune a hedge. He pretends to cut himself. Norman plays with his dog and through a camera trick, suddenly disappears.
The Pathe cameraman then meets Charlie Austin. Various shots of Charlie and some of his buddies whose car seems to be stranded in a flooded road. Three woman are given a piggy back to a little boat. Moving shot from the boat of Charlie gesticulating and explaining why he likes the country. They are moving through a flooded landscape, houses are surrounded by water. The party arrives at a flooded house and they go up to the door in the boat. A crate of beer is passed into the house. We see the side of the house, one of the group appears at the window throwing flood water out of the house in a saucepan. C/U of the crate of beer (the bottles are empty one hopes) floating away. The lads lean out of the doorway and look alarmed. L/S of the bottles bobbing off into the distance. C/U of Charlie crying in an exaggerated fashion. One of his cronies look on. He touches his tongue.
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 616.
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