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My favorite thing about the puppet show

Everything in Harpo's puppet show is great, but my favorite thing is that after pulling it off, and completely fooling the officer who comes in second; Harpo then is unable to resist kicking him. He completely gives himself away, simply because he can't help himself.
It seems the Brothers are always trying to scam someone but they often shoot themselves in the foot doing it. For instance, in "Horsefeathers" when Chico and Harpo and Chico are trying to kidnap the football players Chico says "You better come quick, your sister's a very sick man." They are scam artists but their insanity always comes out. Perfect!

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