Video of the day. My Favorite Chaplin Gag Written by Daniel Kasman Published on 25 July 2010 Responses 7 responses to this post. Join the discussion Matthias Galvin almost 3 years ago Couldn’t have been done better by even William Powell. Wonderful. Paul Johnson almost 3 years ago A great, great scene. It’s a variation of a routine he did in The Immigrant, where we come across the tramp with his back to us as he appears to be suffering from a severe bout of sea sickness. He then slowly turns toward the camera, ultimately revealing a rod and a newly caught fish. Of course, this version of the gag works even better, tied as it is to a twist in tone and character that deepens the humor. Ben Simington almost 3 years ago Exceedingly good. ^^“Of course, this version of the gag works even better, tied as it is to a twist in tone and character that deepens the humor.” Yes, spot on. Also, I think a lot of folks from the original audience on would expect it to be a simple gag of him turning around with a drink. So the much more complex shaking with grief/drink mixer is what really takes it to the next level. Liz Helfgott almost 3 years ago LOVED it! Ellis Vener almost 3 years ago oddly enough we have that exact picture frame the photo of his wife is in. My dad’s portrait from when he was a kid is in it. Paul Duane almost 3 years ago I thought it was going to be the patented Lon Chaney shaking with laughter/tears gag. Wonderful stuff. Andréanne Andi Dion about 1 year ago I’m with you on that one, GREAT gag! Your opinion Please login to add a new comment.