The Love Nest
In this 1923 short, Buster Keaton decides the best cure for a broken heart is a sailing trip around the world. Hilarity Ensues.
Not to be confused with the 1970s television show The Love Boat.
A version of "The Love Nest" can be seen at Google Video.
Tropes used in The Love Nest include:
- All Just a Dream
- Amusing Injuries
- Bad Boss
- Beard of Sorrow
- Binocular Shot
- Chase Scene
- Clothing Damage
- The Danza
- Disproportionate Retribution
- Eye Take: Buster, after another crewmember goes overboard for something Buster did.
- Fade to Black: Used to indicate the passage of time.
- Irony: The boats' names.
- Buster starts his trip on the Cupid.
- The whaling vessel Love Nest is anything but.
- Klingon Promotion: Subverted -- after Buster (accidentally) sends the Captain overboard, he dons the captain's hat and starts issuing orders, but it turns out the Captain is Not Quite Dead.
- Large and In Charge: Joe Roberts as the Captain.
- Literal-Minded: Buster's interpretations of "All hands on deck" and "All hands to port."
- Non-Fatal Explosions
- Not Quite Dead
- Outside Ride: Buster spends a night on the gangway.
- Running Gag: The crew roster; the funeral wreaths.
- Water Is Air: Simultaneously played straight and subverted -- Buster is able to walk into the water without any breathing gear and shoot a fish with an ordinary rifle, but the gunsmoke travels to the water's surface in a bubble.
- You Have Failed Me...