* Say what you will about TheMovie, but there's a moment they got out of the way early on. The three start out as orphans, and Moe is the first to get adopted, his new parents declaring that day as his birthday and asking him what he would like. Moe's big wish - for his two friends to join him. [[spoiler:[[MoodWhiplash They return to the orphanage only to ditch him there]].]]
** Needless to say, Curly and Larry are very taken aback when ''they'' discover the truth years later.
* In RealLife Moe made Larry and Curly give him part of their paychecks each time. He then put it in a savings account for them. Because of this all of them were able to retire, and Curly was able to get the medical care he needed after his stroke.