Stan and Ollie are Christmas tree salesmen in California. Business is slow and a simple argument with one grumpy prospective customer (James Finlayson) escalates from a simple argument into full scale mutual destruction with Stan & Ollie destroying the customers house and garden, whilst Finlayson reduces their car to scrap metal, all under the disbelieving gaze of a police officer and an assembled crowd.
The story of a man who turned the other cheek-and got punched in the nose.
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Wouldn't you like to buy a Christmas tree?
No thank you.
Wouldn't your husband like to buy one?
I have no husband.
If you had a husband would he buy one?
[Woman slams the door in Stan & Ollie's face
From now on I'll do the talking!
Edited into Dance of the Cookoos