History Film / TheThreeStooges

16th Jul '16 7:10:41 AM TheKoS
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16th Jul '16 7:00:40 AM TheKoS
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* ObviouslyEvil: The villains of the WW2-shorts, who were usually japanese spies, fifth columnists and nazis. Even the ones who didnt think it was a good idea to run around in full uniform on american soil, still walked around doing the heil Hitler salute in broad daylight, and one nazi spy in particular wore a giant iron cross medallion.

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* ObviouslyEvil: The villains of the WW2-shorts, who were usually japanese spies, fifth columnists and nazis. Even the ones who didnt didn't think it was a good idea to run around in full uniform on american soil, still walked around doing the heil Hitler salute in broad daylight, and one nazi Nazi spy in particular wore a giant iron cross medallion.


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* ZanyScheme
4th Jul '16 9:14:46 AM rt2012
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* PeekABooCorpse: Happens quite a bit in ''If A Body Meets A Body'' with Curly's recently deceased uncle [[PunnyName Bob O. Link]].
31st May '16 11:41:49 PM FGHIK
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Trope-wise, it is hard to do {{slapstick}} without referencing the Stooges. They did it all. Wait. Here is the throw-down: If you can come up with a slapstick bit that was not done by the Stooges, the Wiki will award you a delicious, fresh-baked custard pie.[[note]]In your face. Let's not forget tradition![[/note]] Notably, the GroinAttack trope is not on this page. This could be an oversight or deliberate, due to [[UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode Hays Code]] enforcement. The movie definitely has a GroinAttack, but it's not the original Stooges...

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Trope-wise, it is hard to do {{slapstick}} without referencing the Stooges. They did it all. Wait. Here is the throw-down: If you can come up with a slapstick bit that was not done by the Stooges, the Wiki will award you [[ShmuckBait a delicious, fresh-baked custard pie.pie]].[[note]]In your face. Let's not forget tradition![[/note]] Notably, the GroinAttack trope is not on this page. This could be an oversight or deliberate, due to [[UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode Hays Code]] enforcement. The movie definitely has a GroinAttack, but it's not the original Stooges...
21st May '16 9:48:21 AM JustKnown
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* HeWentThatWay

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* HeWentThatWayHeWentThatWay: nearly inevitable whenever a Stooge short included a chase scene.
* HiddenDepths: Moe was a devoted husband and father and sold real estate when not filming or touring; Larry was a concert-quality violinist; Curly was extremely shy and introverted when not performing; Shemp had a solid career as a character actor in both comic an serious roles between his two gigs as a stooge.
13th May '16 6:15:53 PM Psi001
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* ImmuneToSlapstick: Joe Besser infamously refused to take part in the ComedicSociopathy during his tenure with the Stooges, though eventually relented.
23rd Apr '16 10:51:45 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* KungFoley: The Stooges had the most ridiculous and creative foley artists in the history of film. In fact the main reason the television pilot they filmed late in their careers flopped, and their live TV guest appearances tended to fall a bit flat, was that they didn't have those ridiculous sound effects. Those noises that went with their unique slapstick were an essential part of their comedy. Without them their classic comedy slapstick is reduced to violence for violence' sake. Remember that "slapstick" doesn't refer to the stick you use to slap someone. It's the stick you use to create the slapping sound.

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* KungFoley: The Stooges had the most ridiculous and creative foley artists in the history of film. In fact the main reason the television their aborted 1949 TV pilot they filmed late in their careers flopped, and their live TV guest appearances tended to fall a bit flat, flat was that they didn't have those ridiculous sound effects. Those noises that went with their unique slapstick were an essential part of their comedy. Without them their classic comedy slapstick is reduced to violence for violence' sake. Remember that "slapstick" doesn't refer to the stick you use to slap someone. It's the stick you use to create the slapping sound.



* OneEpisodeWonder: The failed pilot of the 1949 Three Stooges tv show, which was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork nixed by Columbia Pictures]].

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* OneEpisodeWonder: The failed ''Jerks of All Trades'', a 1949 TV show that never went past the pilot of the 1949 Three Stooges tv show, which was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork nixed by stage. Columbia Pictures]].had stipulated in the Stooges' contract that they were not to perform in a TV series that could compete with their short subjects, and threatened to cancel their contract and sue them if they tried to sell the show. As a compromise, Columbia sold a package of 30 shorts to Creator/{{ABC}} (the network the pilot was intended for), making it the first time the shorts would air on television.
20th Mar '16 11:59:11 AM Stanislav_J
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* MoralGuardians: When the Stooges' shorts were released to TV, many groups such as the PTA condemned the violence of the trio, leading them to tone it down a notch when making their 1960's feature films. This is actually referenced satirically in ''The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze'' when they turn the tables on their would-be Chinese communist brainwashers, who now look and act like the Stooges. At one point one of the ersatz Stooges pokes another in the eyes, prompting Moe to paternally admonish him, stating "We don't do that anymore.")

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* MoralGuardians: When the Stooges' shorts were released to TV, many groups such as the PTA condemned the violence of the trio, leading them to tone it down a notch when making their 1960's feature films. This is actually referenced satirically in ''The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze'' when they turn the tables on their would-be Chinese communist brainwashers, who now look and act like the Stooges. At one point one of the ersatz Stooges pokes another in the eyes, prompting Moe to paternally admonish him, stating "We don't do that anymore.")"
19th Mar '16 1:09:44 PM Stanislav_J
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* MoralGuardians: When the Stooges' shorts were released to TV, many groups such as the PTA condemned the violence of the trio, leading them to tone it down a notch when making their 1960's feature films. This is actually referenced satirically in ''The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze'' when they turn the tables on their would-be Chinese communist brainwashers, who now look and act like the Stooges. At one point one of the ersatz Stooges pokes another in the eyes, prompting Moe to paternally admonish him, stating "We don't do that anymore.")
19th Mar '16 1:01:45 PM Stanislav_J
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: [[invoked]] ''Moe punishes Curly''.
** According to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curly_Howard#Prime_years The Other Wiki]], writer Jules White would often leave gaps in which Curly could improvise.

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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: [[invoked]] Scripts would often contain the generic instruction ''Moe punishes Curly''.
Curly,'' leaving it up to them to come up with an appropriate sequence of bits of physical schtick. (Which eventually were so ingrained and codified that they were referred to in shorthand by reference numbers; e.g., an eye poke might be a "number 16," a tweak of the nose a "23," etc. This is referenced in the feature film ''The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze'' when, having turned the tables on their would-be Chinese communist brainwashers, Moe calls out numbers to them, and they perform the called-for actions, now looking and acting like the Stooges.)
** According to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curly_Howard#Prime_years The Other Wiki]], writer Jules White would also often leave gaps in which Curly could improvise.improvise. Many of Curly's most famous mannerisms, such as his trademark "woob woob woob" or spinning in a circle on the floor, were originally improvised by Curly in the Stooges' vaudeville days when he would forget his lines.
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