History YMMV / TheThreeStooges

9th Aug '17 7:32:51 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** The stipulation that Moe couldn't hit Besser was what did it; people would've tolerated Moe only so long as his stupidity was punished accordingly, which it never was. Fans, then and now, are bewildered at Moe's lack of violence towards Besser.

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** The stipulation that Moe couldn't hit Besser was what did it; people would've tolerated Moe Joe only so long as his stupidity annoying behavior was punished accordingly, which it never was. Fans, then and now, are bewildered at Moe's lack of violence towards Besser.
25th Jul '17 4:06:31 AM gongoroth
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* TakeThatScrappy: Moe using slapstick and physical comedy on the ''Jersey Shore'' cast.

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* TakeThatScrappy: Moe using slapstick and physical comedy on the ''Jersey Shore'' cast. cast functions as a double insult. On one hand, it's fun to see the cast get pummeled; on the other hand, it's a clear illustration of how much more relevant the Stooges are than modern reality TV shows. Think about it: two or three years after the film came out, the ''Jersey Shore'' characters are already dated and forgotten. Meanwhile, Moe's character (which has existed for the better part of a century) is still very much remembered, [[{{Symbolism}} giving a lot of meaning to his physical abuse of the cast members.]] In short, for all the complaints that the ''Jersey Shore'' cast dates the movie, [[FridgeBrilliance maybe that was the point.]]
15th Jul '17 2:52:07 PM nombretomado
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** The angry husband/drill sergeant from ''Boobs in Arms'' frequently laments his terrible luck with a frustrated "Everything happens to ''me!''" His actor, Richard Fiske, was later drafted into service and sadly killed in action during WorldWarII.

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** The angry husband/drill sergeant from ''Boobs in Arms'' frequently laments his terrible luck with a frustrated "Everything happens to ''me!''" His actor, Richard Fiske, was later drafted into service and sadly killed in action during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
13th Jun '17 1:39:28 PM themisterfree
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** When it comes to the US, the Three Stooges are immensely huge in New England due to the fact that several New Englanders grew up with the Three Stooges playing every Sunday morning. Billy West and the Farrelly Brothers are amongst those New Englanders who have grown up with the Stooges and were influenced heavily by their comedic stylings.

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** When it comes to the US, the Three Stooges are immensely huge in New England due to the fact that several New Englanders grew up with the Three Stooges playing every Sunday morning. Billy West morning on Boston's TV-38 WSBK (currently a Creator/{{CBS}}-owned Creator/MyNetworkTV station; it have previously been Creator/{{UPN}}, then independent again). Creator/BillyWest and the Farrelly Brothers are amongst those New Englanders who have grown up with the Stooges and were influenced heavily by their comedic stylings.
1st Jun '17 12:07:38 PM CorahsUncle
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* OlderThanTheyThink: In the 1935 short "Hoi Polloi", two wealthy businessmen argue over whether heredity or environment makes a gentleman, and they prove it by taking a bum off the street and making them sophisticated. [[TradingPlaces Why does that sound so familiar?]]
* 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.
** The stipulation that Moe couldn't hit Besser was what did it; people would've tolerated him only so long as his stupidity was punished accordingly, which it never was. Fans, then and now, are bewildered at Moe's lack of violence towards Besser.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: In the 1935 short "Hoi Polloi", two wealthy businessmen argue over whether heredity or environment makes a gentleman, and they prove it by taking a bum off the street and making them sophisticated. [[TradingPlaces [[Film/TradingPlaces Why does that sound so familiar?]]
* 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 was diminishing. "Curly" Joe De Rita, who played the third stooge during their comeback, mostly avoided the trope.
** The stipulation that Moe couldn't hit Besser was what did it; people would've tolerated him Moe only so long as his stupidity was punished accordingly, which it never was. Fans, then and now, are bewildered at Moe's lack of violence towards Besser.



** Particularly obvious in a scene in which the boys use Curly as a battering ram to break out of prison. The dummy appears about 80 pounds lighter and has a full head of hair.

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** Particularly obvious in a scene in which the boys Larry and Moe use Curly as a battering ram to break out of prison. The dummy appears about 80 pounds lighter and has a full head of hair.



* UncannyValley: After watching these shorts for years in black and white, actually viewing the colorized version looks eerily surreal.
* 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 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.
** First of all, those "Japs" were stated in the short to be [=POWs=], not interned civilians. Secondly, Curly didn't kill them with an exploding ostrich egg. Moe tossed it, and they weren't killed, period (if someone died from an explosion without showing them flying in heaven playing harps, you're not watching the Stooges). That stated the depiction of Asians in classic Stooges shorts can be grating by modern standards.
** 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 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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* UncannyValley: After For those who grew up watching these shorts for years in black and white, actually viewing the colorized version looks eerily surreal.
* ValuesDissonance: In ''The Yoke's on Me,'' the plot centers around on "Japs" (read: Japanese-Americans) hiding on the Stooges' farm after escaping from a nearby relocation center. The short ends with Curly 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.
** First of all, those "Japs" were stated in the short to be [=POWs=], not interned civilians. Secondly, Curly didn't kill them with an exploding ostrich egg. Moe tossed it, and they weren't killed, period (if someone people died from an explosion without showing them being shown flying in heaven playing harps, you're not watching the Stooges). That stated Still, the depiction of Asians in classic Stooges shorts can be grating by modern standards.
** Interestingly enough, despite the ([[WorldWarTwo ([[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII somewhat justified]]) anti-Japanese sentiment in their shorts, they the Stooges 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 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]]).



** In 2011 the cable channel Antenna TV started airing nightly [[MarathonRunning marathons]] of the shorts on the weekends.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: The bizarre 1952 short ''Cuckoo on a Choo Choo''.
** And ''Dizzy Pilots'', particularly the sequence where Moe becomes a human balloon.

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** In 2011 2011, the cable channel Antenna TV started airing nightly [[MarathonRunning marathons]] of the shorts on the weekends.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: The bizarre 1952 short ''Cuckoo "Cuckoo on a Choo Choo''.
Choo-Choo".
** And ''Dizzy Pilots'', "Dizzy Pilots", particularly the sequence where Moe becomes a human balloon.
1st Jun '17 11:49:17 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BrokenBase: The short ''[[Recap/TheThreeStoogesCuckooOnAChooChoo Cuckoo in a Choo-Choo]]'', hands down. This is the short in which Larry is playing a Marlon Brando-esque character who [[CrazyAwesome stole a passenger car off a moving train]], just so his girlfriend's sister can get her [[UpperClassTwit rich drunken boyfriend]] Shemp to propose, because then ''they'' can get married. Unfortunately Shemp is in love with [[InterspeciesRomance Carey the giant canary]] who exists only in his booze-sodden dreams, and who is played by some poor soul in an [[NightmareFuel utterly hideous]] suit. And Moe is a railroad detective in love with Larry's girlfriend's sister (the one they want to get hitched to Shemp) who finds them and tries to get rid of Shemp so he can marry the sister. There is no middle ground on this one, every Stooges fan either [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome thinks it's terrific]] or sees it as the worst thing they ever did.

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* BrokenBase: The short ''[[Recap/TheThreeStoogesCuckooOnAChooChoo Cuckoo in a Choo-Choo]]'', hands down. This is the short in which Larry is playing a Marlon Brando-esque Creator/MarlonBrando-esque character who [[CrazyAwesome stole a passenger car off a moving train]], just so his girlfriend's sister can get her [[UpperClassTwit rich drunken boyfriend]] Shemp to propose, because then ''they'' can get married. Unfortunately Shemp is in love with [[InterspeciesRomance Carey the giant canary]] who exists only in his booze-sodden dreams, and who is played by some poor soul in an [[NightmareFuel utterly hideous]] suit. And Moe is a railroad detective in love with Larry's girlfriend's sister (the one they want to get hitched to Shemp) who finds them and tries to get rid of Shemp so he can marry the sister. There is no middle ground on this one, every Stooges fan either [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome thinks it's terrific]] or sees it as the worst thing they ever did.
19th Apr '17 3:47:03 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Especially since that film's predecessor, ''You Natzy Spy!'', was one of the first films to openly mock Hitler.
** It was THE FIRST. (They beat Chaplin to it by 9 months)

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** SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Especially since that film's predecessor, ''You Natzy Spy!'', was one of the first films film to openly mock Hitler.
** It was THE FIRST. (They beat Chaplin to it
Hitler, beating Charlie Chaplin's ''Film/TheGreatDictator'' by 9 months)months.
27th Mar '17 11:05:43 PM Drcynic24
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** It was THE FIRST. (They beat Chaplin to it by 9 months)
27th Mar '17 2:19:05 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** The angry husband/drill sergeant from ''Boobs in Arms'' frequently laments his terrible luck with a frustrated "Everything happens to ''me!''" Sadly, his actor, Richard Fiske, was later drafted into service and killed in action during WorldWarII.

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** The angry husband/drill sergeant from ''Boobs in Arms'' frequently laments his terrible luck with a frustrated "Everything happens to ''me!''" Sadly, his His actor, Richard Fiske, was later drafted into service and sadly killed in action during WorldWarII.
23rd Feb '17 7:32:44 AM fruitstripegum
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* BrokenBase: The short ''[[Recap/TheThreeStoogesCuckooOnAChooChoo Cuckoo in a Choo-Choo]]'', hands down. This is the short in which Larry is playing a Marlon Brando-esque character who [[CrazyAwesome stole a passenger car off a moving train]], just so his girlfriend's sister can get her [[UpperClassTwit rich drunken boyfriend]] Shemp to propose, because then ''they'' can get married. Unfortunately Shemp is in love with [[InterspeciesRomance Carey the giant canary]] who exists only in his booze-sodden dreams, and who is played by some poor soul in an [[NightmareFuel utterly hideous]] suit. And Moe is a railroad detective in love with Larry's girlfriend's sister (the one they want to get hitched to Shemp) who finds them and tries to get rid of Shemp so he can marry the sister. There is no middle ground on this one, every Stooges fan either [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome thinks it's terrific]] or sees it as the worst thing they ever did.


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* BrokenBase: The short ''[[Recap/TheThreeStoogesCuckooOnAChooChoo Cuckoo in a Choo-Choo]]'', hands down. This is the short in which Larry is playing a Marlon Brando-esque character who [[CrazyAwesome stole a passenger car off a moving train]], just so his girlfriend's sister can get her [[UpperClassTwit rich drunken boyfriend]] Shemp to propose, because then ''they'' can get married. Unfortunately Shemp is in love with [[InterspeciesRomance Carey the giant canary]] who exists only in his booze-sodden dreams, and who is played by some poor soul in an [[NightmareFuel utterly hideous]] suit. And Moe is a railroad detective in love with Larry's girlfriend's sister (the one they want to get hitched to Shemp) who finds them and tries to get rid of Shemp so he can marry the sister. There is no middle ground on this one, every Stooges fan either [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome thinks it's terrific]] or sees it as the worst thing they ever did.
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