History YMMV / TheThreeStooges

14th Jul '16 1:29:01 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* RetroactiveRecognition: The short "Three Little Pigskins" features a young Creator/LucilleBall in one of her earliest Hollywood gigs.
23rd Apr '16 11:21:22 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ReplacementScrappy- Opinions on Shemp vary, but Joe Besser is universally reviled. Even Joe called his shorts "The Two Stooges featuring Joe Besser." It didn't help that he showed up at a bad time in the series, when the budgets were lowering and the drive of their earlier works as diminishing. "Curly" Joe De Rita, who played the third stooge during their comeback, mostly avoided the trope.

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* ReplacementScrappy- ReplacementScrappy: Opinions on Shemp vary, but Joe Besser is universally reviled. Even Joe called his shorts "The Two Stooges featuring Joe Besser." It didn't help that he showed up at a bad time in the series, when the budgets were lowering and the drive of their earlier works as diminishing. "Curly" Joe De Rita, who played the third stooge during their comeback, mostly avoided the trope.


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** It's quite telling that "Quiz Whizz", where Besser has a scene where he is force-fed cigars until he turns pale, is one of the better-received in his run.
23rd Apr '16 11:16:08 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** In ''Dizzy Pilots'', as their plane is about to crash, Moe and Curly end up hugging each other. Larry quips "Hey, you two guys goin' steady?", for which he gets slapped by Moe.
23rd Apr '16 11:11:37 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ArchivePanic: Ninety-seven shorts with the classic line-up, ''190'' total.

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* ArchivePanic: Ninety-seven 191 shorts in total: 97 with Curly (85 pre-stroke), 78 with Shemp (74 if we don't count the classic line-up, ''190'' total.FakeShemp shorts) and 16 with Besser. There's also the five shorts and film with Ted Healy, as well as various film cameos, TV appearances and post-shorts projects. That's a lot of [[EyePoke eye pokes]] and [[DopeSlap slaps]].
23rd Apr '16 10:20:19 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** There's also the song Larry and Curly play in ''Idiot's Deluxe'' as The Original Two-Man Quartet (featuring Larry on clarinet and hi-hat and Curly on trombone, tin pan and bass drum), which is most unwelcome to Moe who is suffering from the after-effects of a nervous breakdown.

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** There's also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeHe3aoS8qk the song song]] Larry and Curly play in ''Idiot's Deluxe'' as The Original Two-Man Quartet (featuring Larry on clarinet and hi-hat and Curly on trombone, tin pan and bass drum), which is most unwelcome to Moe who is suffering from the after-effects of a nervous breakdown.
23rd Apr '16 10:18:49 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** There's also the song Larry and Curly play for Moe in ''Idiot's Deluxe'' in a two-man band including a trombone, a clarinet and a drum set, which is most unwelcome to Moe who is suffering from the after-effects of a nervous breakdown.

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** There's also the song Larry and Curly play for Moe in ''Idiot's Deluxe'' in a two-man band including a trombone, a as The Original Two-Man Quartet (featuring Larry on clarinet and a drum set, hi-hat and Curly on trombone, tin pan and bass drum), which is most unwelcome to Moe who is suffering from the after-effects of a nervous breakdown.
9th Apr '16 9:18:07 PM WilliamRadarStorm
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** ''A Snitch in Time'' gives us this gem:
-->'''Larry''': "I finished the drawer!"
-->'''Moe''': "Whattaya want me to do, kiss you?"
-->'''Larry''': "[[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder Well...]]"
-->[''Moe slaps Larry'']
7th Feb '16 8:55:24 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Both Moe Howard and Larry Fine considered "You Nazty Spy!" to be their best film.
30th Oct '15 4:02:08 PM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: The short "Scheming Schemers". [[FakeShemp Shemp had died]], so much of the film is recycled footage from "Vagabond Loafers" several years earlier. Moe and Larry have to carry the few minutes of new footage with [[HeyItsThatGuy Kenneth MacDonald]] while Shemp is ostensibly upstairs monkeying with the pipes. First, they recycled the pie fight from "Half-Wits Holiday", which saw the stroke that would weaken and eventually kill Curly. Secondly, after wrapping up the crook, the boys say, "Hey, where's Shemp?" and solemnly look heavenward. End with recycled footage of poor Shemp, stuck in a pipe cage.



* ValuesDissonance: In ''The Yoke's on Me,'' the plot centers around "Japs" (read: Japanese-Americans) hiding on the Stooges' farm after escaping from a nearby relocation center. The short ends with Curly [[DudeNotFunny killing them]] with a grenade. Quite possibly the most controversial Stooges short ever, this has only recently resurfaced on television after being out of circulation for decades.

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* ValuesDissonance: In ''The Yoke's on Me,'' the plot centers around "Japs" (read: Japanese-Americans) hiding on the Stooges' farm after escaping from a nearby relocation center. The short ends with Curly [[DudeNotFunny killing them]] them with a grenade. Quite possibly the most controversial Stooges short ever, this has only recently resurfaced on television after being out of circulation for decades.



* DudeNotFunny: For the new movie, the gag around naming a nun Sister Mary ''Mengele''. [[note]]If you don't get the context, the name is a nod to the late Nazi Josef Mengele, an SS officer who decided prisoners' fates at Auschwitz. Remember that the original Stooges were all Ashkenazi Jews...[[/note]]. And the guy playing her is the very Jewish Larry David.



** That will definitely make it an UnintentionalPeriodPiece, but then again, the original shorts count as that, too.

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** That will definitely make it an UnintentionalPeriodPiece, but then again, the original shorts count as that, too.too.
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20th Oct '15 2:49:44 PM CorahsUncle
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** Interestingly enough, despite the ([[WorldWarTwo somewhat justified]]) anti-Japanese sentiment in their shorts, they seem to have not bothered using yellowface or faux-Asian gibberish. In one short (No-Dough Boys), they were mistaken for Japanese soldiers because they were simply wearing the uniforms. A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NDoughCOLOR.jpg publicity still]] suggests they might be wearing eye makeup, but it's a ''lot'' less grotesque than most yellowface of the era (or, sadly, [[Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys later]]).

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** Interestingly enough, despite the ([[WorldWarTwo somewhat justified]]) anti-Japanese sentiment in their shorts, they seem to have not bothered using yellowface or faux-Asian gibberish. In one short (No-Dough Boys), short, "No-Dough Boys", they were mistaken for Japanese soldiers because they were simply wearing the uniforms. A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NDoughCOLOR.jpg publicity still]] still suggests they might be wearing eye makeup, but it's a ''lot'' less grotesque than most yellowface of the era (or, sadly, [[Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys later]]).



* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: The bizarre 1952 short ''Cuckoo On a Choo Choo''.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: The bizarre 1952 short ''Cuckoo On on a Choo Choo''.



* CatharsisFactor: Seeing Moe beat the ever loving crap out of the Jersey Shore cast is a great relief for anyone who despised that show.

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* CatharsisFactor: Seeing Moe beat the ever loving ever-loving crap out of the Jersey Shore ''Jersey Shore'' cast is a great relief for anyone who despised that show.



* CrossesTheLineTwice: In the modern-day movie, one of the nuns having a ring tone that sounds like a flat-lining heart monitor.
* DudeNotFunny: For the new movie, the gag around naming a nun Sister Mary ''Mengele''. [[note]]If you don't get the context, the name is a nod to the late Nazi Josef Mengele, an SS Officer who decided prisoners' fates at Auschwitz. Remember that the original Stooges were all Ashkenazi Jews...[[/note]]. And the guy playing her is the very Jewish Larry David.
* NauseaFuel: The Diaper Changing scene half way through the movie, [[spoiler:babies start [[TinkleInTheEye urinating on the stooges, prompting them to squirt one another]] with the babies]]. Granted, [[ItMakesSenseInContext it's meant to parody the original "Pie In The Face" routine the trio use to pull off]] but it doesn't work out so well...
* TheScrappy: The Jersey Shore cast, [[{{Hatedom}} for obvious reasons]]. Luckily, Moe [[TakeThatScrappy deals some classic slapstick]] on them later in the film.
* SoOkayItsAverage: General consensus is that the three leads do an excellent job portraying Moe, Larry and Curly, but the so-so plot and loads of already-dated pop culture references bog the movie down.
* TakeThatScrappy: Moe using slapstick and physical comedy on the Jersey Shore cast.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: Seems to be behind the choice of having the cast of Jersey Shore involved. Most people wouldn't have minded modernizing the Stooges a little, but this is where the film seemed to be trying to go out of its way to safeguard itself from being seen as irrelevant.
* WTHCastingAgency: While the three [[TheOtherDarrin new actors]] in the 2012 film do a great job with their impressions (especially Will Sasso as Curly and the kid actors who play the Stooges as children aren't too bad), the cast of JerseyShore seems pretty glaring. Mind you, the only reason the Series/JerseyShore cast is even IN the movie is for Moe to physically abuse all of them (besides the usual slapping, Moe grates Ronnie's feet with a cheese grater, pokes Snooki's eyes, microwaves Ronnie's head, and burns J Woww's tongue with a hair curler. Sadly, those parts are cut in the UK for being "too imitatable"). Sure, they're all terrible actors and they pretty much appeared as themselves, but seeing Moe [[CatharsisFactor slap, eye poke and head-bonk each and every member of the cast was hilarious.]]
** That will definitely make it an UnintentionalPeriodPiece, but then again the original shorts count as that too.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: In the modern-day movie, one of the nuns having has a ring tone that sounds like a flat-lining heart monitor.
* DudeNotFunny: For the new movie, the gag around naming a nun Sister Mary ''Mengele''. [[note]]If you don't get the context, the name is a nod to the late Nazi Josef Mengele, an SS Officer officer who decided prisoners' fates at Auschwitz. Remember that the original Stooges were all Ashkenazi Jews...[[/note]]. And the guy playing her is the very Jewish Larry David.
* NauseaFuel: The Diaper Changing diaper-changing scene half way halfway through the movie, [[spoiler:babies start [[TinkleInTheEye urinating on the stooges, Stooges, prompting them to squirt one another]] with the babies]]. Granted, [[ItMakesSenseInContext it's meant to parody the original "Pie In The Face" "PieInTheFace" routine the trio use used to pull off]] but it doesn't work out so well...
* TheScrappy: The Jersey Shore ''Jersey Shore'' cast, [[{{Hatedom}} for obvious reasons]]. Luckily, Moe [[TakeThatScrappy deals some classic slapstick]] on them later in the film.
* SoOkayItsAverage: General consensus is that the three leads do an excellent job portraying Moe, Larry and Curly, but the so-so plot and loads of already-dated already dated pop culture references bog the movie down.
* TakeThatScrappy: Moe using slapstick and physical comedy on the Jersey Shore ''Jersey Shore'' cast.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: Seems to be behind the choice of having the cast of Jersey Shore ''Jersey Shore'' involved. Most people wouldn't have minded modernizing the Stooges a little, but this is where the film seemed to be trying to go out of its way to safeguard itself from being seen as irrelevant.
* WTHCastingAgency: While the three [[TheOtherDarrin new actors]] in the 2012 film do a great job with their impressions (especially Will Sasso as Curly and the kid actors who play the Stooges as children aren't too bad), the cast of JerseyShore ''Jersey Shore'' seems pretty glaring. Mind you, the only reason the Series/JerseyShore ''Series/JerseyShore'' cast is even IN '''in''' the movie is for Moe to physically abuse all of them (besides the usual slapping, Moe grates Ronnie's feet with a cheese grater, pokes Snooki's eyes, microwaves Ronnie's head, and burns J Woww's tongue with a hair curler. Sadly, those parts are cut in the UK United Kingdom for being "too imitatable"). Sure, they're all terrible actors and they pretty much appeared as themselves, but seeing Moe [[CatharsisFactor slap, eye poke and head-bonk each and every member of the cast was hilarious.]]
** That will definitely make it an UnintentionalPeriodPiece, but then again again, the original shorts count as that that, too.
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