Fat Man on a Bicycle (1914)

This short film – also known as ‘W-H-O-R-K a la Pimple’ – follows the pattern of previous entries featuring Fred Evans’ ‘Pimple’ character, with a simple set-up (in this case, Pimple teaching a fat man how to ride a bike) followed by a series of incidents in which they crash into innocent bystanders and tradespeople before they are stopped and retribution is exacted. This usually involves some kind of physical punishment, much in the way of comic strip characters being whacked for some misdemeanour.

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