Awesome: The Three Stooges

  • The Three Stooges may have been a lowbrow act, but they still managed to create the first Anti-Nazi American comedy film and get it released months before Charlie Chaplin's controversial The Great Dictator.
  • Also one in Real Life, when the boys heard about a dying child who loved watching them, and who was hospitalized in the city they'd just performed in. They took the time to go and visit him, giving a very ill child some laughs, and learned later that he died the very next morning. Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming as well.
  • Some people may dislike Shemp and see him as a Replacement Scrappy, but Shemp had a very successful solo career (He was the star of his own shorts series and was a popular character player in movies featuring anyone from Abbott and Costello to John Wayne). After Curly's stroke, Shemp essentially gave up his own career to step in and make sure his brother and close friend weren't dropped by Colombia Studios after Harry Cohn (a notorious miser) told Moe "I ain't paying for Two Stooges". Shemp stepping in essentially saved the act and Moe and Larry's careers.
  • In Back To The Woods, the Stooges are pilgrims trying to hunt on native land. When a group of braves attack them, Curly takes out several with a truly astonishing eye poke/kangaroo kick/body splash combo. Acrofatic doesn't do it justice.
    • Later on, Larry is kidnapped and about to be scalped, and Moe and Curly disguise themselves and join the native dance - with wooden clubs hidden behind their backs. In a matter of seconds they've knocked the whole group unconscious. Curly accidentally clobbers Moe as well, but that's to be expected.
  • Anytime the other Stooges manage to get some payback against Moe:
    • In The Sitter Downers, the Stooges are trying to build a house themselves, with the predictable chaos occurring. Moe is, of course, being his usual abusive self. At one point, his finger gets stuck in some plumbing. Larry asks to make sure that Moe really is stuck - and then begins wailing on him with a two-by-four. Sure, the beatdown lasts for only a minute and Moe soon gets free, but still seeing agreeable, easy-going Larry getting a small amount of revenge is a delight to see.
    • In Calling All Curs, after (somehow) managing to crawl though the intercom simply to hit Curly, Moe ends up getting stuck with only his face poking out. What does Curly do when learns this information? He plays the "She Loves Me..." game while gleefully plucking Moe's eyebrows one by one! It also serves as a Crowning Moment of Funny.