History Film / TheThreeStooges

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.
27th Feb '16 5:42:17 PM jonsei93
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* DopeSlap: Essentially Moe's job. Interestingly, when Moe wasn't around, Larry tended to take his place dishing out Dope Slaps, as he was next in the vague pecking order dynamic the stooges had. Occasionally, Curly or Shemp would hit Larry, again, provided Moe wasn't around. Lampshaded in their dope slap lineups, where Moe would turn to slap Larry, Larry would turn to slap Shemp, and Shemp would turn to slap...nobody, emphasizing his place as the low man.

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* DopeSlap: Essentially Moe's job. Interestingly, when Moe wasn't around, Larry tended to take his place dishing out Dope Slaps, as he was next in the vague pecking order dynamic the stooges had. Occasionally, Curly or Shemp would hit Larry, again, provided Moe wasn't around. Lampshaded in their dope slap lineups, where Moe would turn to slap Larry, Larry would turn to slap Curly and/or Shemp, and Shemp Curly/Shemp would turn to slap...nobody, emphasizing his their place as the low man.
27th Feb '16 5:14:25 PM jonsei93
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*** "Remind me to moider you later."

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*** "Remind me to moider kill you later."
**** Any other Stooge: "I'll make a note of it.
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*** "Hey, Moe! Hey, Larry!"



* TheDogBitesBack: There are rare moments where the other Stooges actually, and intentionally, get some revenge against Moe. Either, [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin it doesn't end well for them]] or actually get away with it.

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* TheDogBitesBack: There are rare moments where the other Stooges actually, and intentionally, get some revenge against Moe. Either, [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin it doesn't end well for them]] or they actually get away with it.
27th Feb '16 5:09:48 PM jonsei93
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* TheDogBitesBack: There are rare moments where the other Stooges actually, and intentionally, get some revenge against Moe. Either, [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin it doesn't end well for them]] or actually get away with it.
31st Jan '16 7:38:44 PM MoPete
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* OnOneCondition: If one of the Stooges is going to earn an inheritance, there will always be some stipulation that will become the situation for the short.



* SpecialEffectsFailure: While normally averted, whenever a dummy was used for a stunt, its ''very'' obvious. But the majority of the shorts were made pre-1950's, so you had to work with what you got.



* ValuesDissonance: While the Stooges shorts didnt suffer as much from this due to their timeless feel, a lot of the WW2-era shorts have unfortunate implications today, especially an infamous episode that used real life japanese internment prisoners to play japanese spies.
24th Jan '16 10:15:22 PM jonsei93
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* WouldHitAGirl: While they didnt subject women to the same kind of violence they used on eachother and other men, they had a common routine using a judo flip when they were getting back at women who hit them. And of course in food fights everyone was fair game.

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* WouldHitAGirl: While they didnt subject women to the same kind of violence they used on eachother each other and other men, they had a common routine using a judo flip when they were getting back at women who hit them. And of course in food fights everyone was fair game.
24th Jan '16 10:08:57 PM jonsei93
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* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: The Stooges would get fired at the drop of a hat, wether deservedly or not. Justified in that most of their shorts took place during or just after the Depression, which had job security that makes modern day Right To Work laws look postively draconian.

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* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: The Stooges would get fired at the drop of a hat, wether whether deservedly or not. Justified in that most of their shorts took place during or just after the Depression, which had job security that makes modern day Right To Work laws look postively draconian.
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