For me, Blotto is one of the all time classic short films. Stan is married to a woman who treats him more like a child than a husband. Given Stan's apparent lack of common sense this is probably just as well. Mrs Laurel is fed up with Stan hitting the town with Ollie, and so decides that she will prevent him from going out.
So when Ollie telephones to invite Stan to a new club, Mrs Laurel is listening to the
entire conversation from the extension, including Stan telling Ollie
"She's so dumb, she'll never know...."
There is some amusing interplay between Stan and his wife, most notably
during the sending of the telegram, and Stan's insistance that he
didn't really want to go out.
Stan, naturally helps himself to the bottle, and makes his way to the club, with a cheery goodbye to both him, and Ollie, from Mrs Hardy.
The scenes at the club are possibly the most amusing part of the film, as
Stan and Ollie convince themselves that they are getting drunk on Mrs Laurel's
finest liquer. The scene with Stan's wiggling ears is hilarous, and the
"ear's gag" has been employed in several films since.
All in all, this film is well worthwhile checking out, if you haven't already.
There is little to find fault with in this film, it contains everything a Laurel and Hardy fan would want..the usual slapstick, an irate wife, and a plausible plot.