Characters / The Three Stooges

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The Three Stooges


    Moe Howard 

    Larry Fine 

    Curly Howard 

Other Stooges

    Shemp Howard 

    Joe Besser 

    Curly Joe DeRita 

  • Bald of Awesome
  • Fat Idiot
  • Stage Name: Curly Joe's real name was Joseph Wardell. His stage name was initially Joe DeRita; the "Curly" was added to avoid confusion with Joe Besser.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: At least physically. When he first joined, he styled his hair like Shemp. However, when the Curly shorts returned to popularity on television, he shaved his hair to look more like him. Persona-wise, however, he wasn't as manic as Curly and had a bit more backbone, occasionally daring to talk back to Moe. note