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.