ANOTHER NICE FINE MESS

Another Fine Mess (1930)

ANOTHER FINE MESS is probably the phrase most closely associated with Stan and Ollie, but it's also one of the most inaccurate quotes in film history. Oliver Hardy never uttered the lines, "Well, Here's another fine mess you've gotten me into," in any film. He did, however, say many times: "Here's another NICE mess you've gotten me into." How this got started remains a mystery, although it probably originated from the duo's top notch 1930 short ANOTHER FINE MESS. Guess an English teacher got on Hal Roach's back about proper grammar. Below is a list of the films in which Oliver says those famous words: NICE MESS or variations of.

THE LAUREL — HARDY MURDER CASE (1930)
Ollie: "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."
ANOTHER FINE MESS (1930)
Ollie: "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."
CHICKENS COME HOME (1931)
Ollie: "Well..."
Stan: "Here's another nice mess I got you into."
PARDON US (1931)
Ollie: Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."
SONS OF THE DESERT (1933)
Ollie: "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."
OLIVER THE EIGHTH (1934)
Ollie: Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."
GOING BYE-BYE (1934)
Ollie: (in final shot with legs wrapped around their necks) Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."
THE LIVE GHOST (1934)
Ollie: (in the final shot with heads twisted backwards on bodies) Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."
THICKER THAN WATER (1935)
Ollie: Well, here's another nice kettle of fish you've pickled me in!"
THICKER THAN WATER (1935)
Stan as Oliver after a blood transfusion: Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."
OUR RELATIONS (1936)
Ollie: Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."
THE FLYING DEUCES (1939)
Ollie as a horse: (in the final shot) Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."
SAPS AT SEA (1940)
Ollie: Well, here's another nice bucket of suds you've gotten me into."
SAPS AT SEA (1940)
Ollie: (in the final shot) Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."
JITTERBUGS (1943)
Ollie: (after being buried in pile of coal) Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."
THE BULLFIGHTERS (1945)
Ollie: (in the final shot, after being "skinned") Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."
ATOLL K (aka UTOPIA) (1951)
Ollie: (in the final shot) Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."
DOUBLE WHOOPEE (1929) [From the 1969 dubbed re-release]
Ollie: Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into." (sychronized dubbed dialogue by Chuck McCann)