It's off to college for Harold Lloyd in The Freshman, a parody of university life that still holds up quite well.
Harold Lamb (Harold Lloyd) is about to start college at Tate University, and he couldn't be more excited, especially thanks to the movie The College Hero. He's already been hard at work practicing football cheers, as a well as a little dance he learned from the movie whenever the main character "Speedy" introduced himself. (Like Lamb's father, you can hear the upper classmen bullies sharpening their knives when he does it for the first time.) Most of all, however, Lamb wants to be a great football hero, just like "Speedy." Things get off to a promising start when he meets Peggy (Jobyna Ralston) on the train to Tate. However, his over-eagerness and the inevitable series of comedic misunderstandings earn him the scorn of the upperclassmen, a rather nasty cad (Brooks Benedict) in particular, as well as the wrath of the super-uptight dean. He fails to impress the coach (Pat Harmon), who assigns Lamb to be the team's tackle dummy, and later the team's waterboy. However, during a big game, Lamb naturally has his chance to play in a big game and win the day for Tate. (Fun facts: the crowd scenes for the football game were shot during an actual football game at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California, and students from the University of Southern California's football team were brought in as extras.)