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Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy attempt to hide Laurel's dog, Laughing Gravy, from their landlord (Charlie Hall, the premiere angry landlord in many Laurel and Hardy films), who does not allow pets. Of course, the landlord discovers the dog and throws him out into the snowy night. While trying to get him back in, Hardy winds up, not only in the snow, but in a rain barrel. He and the dog both get back inside but the commotion once again rouses the evermore irritated landlord. After several comic situations, Laurel and Hardy are thrown out of the apartment, just as a policeman walks up and fastens a "Quarantine" sign on the door. The landlord, unable to stand the thought of two uninterrupted months of Laurel and Hardy, walks off camera and shoots himself. There was an alternate end to this two-reeler, in which Laurel receives an inheritance of ten thousand dollars, providing he avoid contact with Hardy. The boys agree that it's for the best, but as they are about to part, Hardy insists on keeping Laughing Gravy. This gives Laurel pause and ultimately he tears up the check and comes back. Hardy is overjoyed until he realizes Laurel's loyalty is for the dog, not him. Laughing Gravy was a remake of the 1929 Laurel and Hardy silent, Angora Love. Many situations, particularly the boys' attempts to give their pet a bath, are repeated in both films. Originally filmed in black & white, a colorized version was released in the late 1990s for home video.