History Film / TheThreeStooges

19th Feb '18 2:39:21 AM Cryoclaste
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* NatureVersusNurture: Two professors tested this on the Stooges in ''Hoi Polloi'', long before ''TradingPlaces'' used much the same plot.

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* NatureVersusNurture: Two professors tested this on the Stooges in ''Hoi Polloi'', long before ''TradingPlaces'' ''Film/TradingPlaces'' used much the same plot.
14th Feb '18 12:16:32 PM falcon2484
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* FalseTeethTomfoolery: In "The Tooth Will Out," they have to make an upper-and-lower set to graduate from dental school, with incredibly freakish results.
7th Feb '18 11:53:11 AM eroock
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* PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo: Used in multiple shorts. In one notable instance, Shemp and the villainess take turns distracting each other and swapping their wine glasses. The villainess, however, simply taps the glasses together when it's her turn, causing Shemp to swap the glasses around again and give himself the poison.
18th Jan '18 7:38:32 AM Purplestuff2003
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* BreakingtheFourthWall: In the short "So Long, Mr. Chumps" there's a scene where Larry and Moe are breaking rocks over Curly's head. As a gag, Larry places a ''real'' rock on Curly's head, prompting Curly to address the camera, "Hey, that's a real one! I'm no fool!" Such meta moments were actually rare in the Stooges shorts, but it was left in the final film. (Given that Larry seems to break character and start to grin as the scene fades, it's very likely that this was a Curly ad-lib.)

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* BreakingtheFourthWall: BreakingTheFourthWall: In the short "So Long, Mr. Chumps" there's a scene where Larry and Moe are breaking rocks over Curly's head. As a gag, Larry places a ''real'' rock on Curly's head, prompting Curly to address the camera, "Hey, that's a real one! I'm no fool!" Such meta moments were actually rare in the Stooges shorts, but it was left in the final film. (Given that Larry seems to break character and start to grin as the scene fades, it's very likely that this was a Curly ad-lib.)
6th Jan '18 11:42:34 PM marcoasalazarm
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* TheAllegedExpert: There is not a single line of work in which they have partaken in that they hadn't boasted of being good at and caused an EpicFail on.



* AmusingInjuries

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* AmusingInjuriesAmusingInjuries: Anything from getting poked in the eyes to getting blown up sky-high to being assaulted with power tools and beyond -- always only makes funny sounds, some screaming, and leaves behind soot at worst.
6th Jan '18 11:36:06 PM TheSaddleman
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** Ted Healy's presence in the early shorts.

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** Ted Healy's presence in the early shorts.shorts given that he was the leader of the group and the headliner.
6th Jan '18 11:26:50 PM TheSaddleman
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Though there were several members over the years, people nowadays are most likely to be familiar with the iconic lineup of Moe Howard, the bully-like leader; Larry Fine, the frizzy-haired sort-of straight man, and Jerome "Curly" Howard (Moe's younger brother), the bald, oddball guy with the weird mannerisms and verbalizations.

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Though there were several members over the years, six actors appeared as Stooges at varying times, people nowadays are most likely to be familiar with the iconic lineup of Moe Howard, the bully-like leader; leader (and the only actor to stay with the trio for its entire existence); Larry Fine, the frizzy-haired sort-of straight man, man; and Jerome "Curly" Howard (Moe's younger brother), the bald, oddball guy with the weird mannerisms and verbalizations.



Curly was forced to retire in 1947 after suffering a stroke, and Shemp Howard (who was reluctant to rejoin, as he had a successful solo career, but realized that Moe and Larry would have nothing without the Stooges) rejoined the act, changing the dynamic and triggering an ongoing "Curly vs. Shemp" debate that presaged the similar [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel vs. Mike debates]] of more recent vintage. After Shemp died in 1955, a bizarre set of Stooges shorts were created in order to complete the trio's current contract, making use of a body double and stock footage to make it appear that the now-deceased Shemp had participated, a technique later dubbed the FakeShemp in his honor by director Creator/SamRaimi. In 1956, Joe Besser, already a well-established comedy star, joined the group for their last shorts with Columbia (the short-film format was retired in 1959), and "Curly Joe" [=DeRita=] would sign on for their "post-shorts" career.

The Stooges continued to make popular feature films and TV appearances until 1970 when Larry Fine suffered a stroke during production of a TV pilot called ''Kook's Tour''. In the early 1970s, longtime Stooges supporting actor Emil Sitka (best known to most Stooges fans for the line "Hold hands, you lovebirds!") was promoted to "Third Stooge", but Moe died in 1975 before any more movies were made, ending the era of the original Three Stooges.

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Curly was forced to retire in 1947 after suffering a stroke, stroke during a break in filming, and Shemp Howard (who was reluctant to rejoin, as he had a successful solo career, but realized that Moe and Larry would have nothing without the Stooges) rejoined the act, changing the dynamic and triggering an ongoing "Curly vs. Shemp" debate that presaged the similar [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel vs. Mike debates]] of more recent vintage. After Shemp died in 1955, a bizarre set of Stooges shorts were created in order to complete the trio's current contract, making use of a body double and stock footage to make it appear that the now-deceased Shemp had participated, a technique later dubbed the FakeShemp in his honor by director Creator/SamRaimi. In 1956, Joe Besser, already a well-established comedy star, joined the group for their last shorts with Columbia (the short-film format was retired in 1959), and "Curly Joe" [=DeRita=] [=DeRita=], so nicknamed because of his resemblance to the original Curly, would sign on for their "post-shorts" career.

career which involved a number of feature films as well as hosting a popular cartoon series.

The Stooges continued to make popular feature films and TV appearances until 1970 when Larry Fine suffered a stroke during production of a TV pilot called ''Kook's Tour''. In the early 1970s, longtime Stooges supporting actor Emil Sitka (best known to most Stooges fans for the line "Hold hands, you lovebirds!") was promoted to "Third Stooge", but Moe died in 1975 before any more movies were made, ending the era of the original Three Stooges.
Stooges. Curly-Joe continued to do live performances or a short time with two other individuals filling in for Moe and Larry, but then retired.
14th Nov '17 1:54:43 PM MetalMax1991
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* ArtisticLicenseGunSaftey: Any basic form of gun safety is thrown clear out the window in many shorts.

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSaftey: ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Any basic form of gun safety is thrown clear out the window in many shorts.
14th Nov '17 1:53:41 PM MetalMax1991
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* ArtisticLicenseGunSaftey: Any basic form of gun safety is thrown clear out the window in many shorts.
22nd Oct '17 12:54:26 AM Robotnik
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* WritersCannotDoMath: In "Three Pests in a Mess", Curly calculates that, charging a penny for each fly caught, they would have to catch 100,000 flies with their flycatching machine to make 100 bucks. They would actually have to catch 10,000.
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