Recap: The Three Stooges

The Ted Healy years (1930-1934)

Before becoming "The Three Stooges," the trio were part of a Vaudeville act with entertainer Ted Healy. Healy and the Stooges starred in a feature film for Fox and five shorts for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

  1. Soup To Nuts
  2. Nertsery Rhymes
  3. Beer and Pretzels
  4. Hello Pop!
  5. Plane Nuts
  6. The Big Idea

The Curly years (1934-47)

  1. Woman Haters
  2. Punch Drunks
  3. Men in Black
  4. Three Little Pigskins
  5. Horses' Collars
  6. Restless Knights
  7. Pop Goes the Easel
  8. Uncivil Warriors
  9. Pardon My Scotch
  10. Hoi Polloi
  11. Three Little Beers
  12. Ants in the Pantry
  13. Movie Maniacs
  14. Half Shot Shooters
  15. Disorder in the Court
  16. A Pain in the Pullman
  17. False Alarms
  18. Whoops, I'm an Indian!
  19. Slippery Silks
  20. Grips, Grunts, and Groans
  21. Dizzy Doctors
  22. 3 Dumb Clucks
  23. Back to the Woods
  24. Goofs and Saddles
  25. Cash and Carry
  26. Playing the Ponies
  27. The Sitter Downers
  28. Termites of 1938
  29. Wee Wee Monsieur
  30. Tassels in the Air
  31. Healthy, Wealthy, and Dumb
  32. Violent is the Word for Curly
  33. Three Missing Links
  34. Mutts to You
  35. Flat Foot Stooges
  36. Three Little Sew and Sews
  37. We Want Our Mummy
  38. A Ducking They Did Go
  39. Yes, We Have No Bonanza
  40. Saved by the Belle
  41. Calling All Curs
  42. Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise
  43. Three Sappy People
  44. You Natzy Spy!

  1. Rockin' Thru the Rockies
  2. A Plumbing We Will Go
  3. Nutty But Nice
  4. How High Is Up?
  5. From Nurse to Worse
  6. No Census, No Feeling
  7. Cookoo Cavaliers
  8. Boobs in Arms
  9. So Long Mr. Chumps
  10. Dutiful But Dumb
  11. All the World's a Stooge
  12. I'll Never Heil Again
  13. An Ache in Every Stake
  14. In the Sweet Pie and Pie
  15. Some More of Samoa
  16. Loco Boy Makes Good
  17. Cactus Makes Perfect
  18. What's the Matador?
  19. Matri-Phony
  20. Three Smart Saps
  21. Even as IOU
  22. Sock-a-Bye Baby
  23. They Stooge to Conga
  24. Dizzy Detectives
  25. Spook Louder
  26. Back from the Front
  27. Three Little Twerps
  28. Higher Than a Kite
  29. I Can Hardly Wait

  1. Dizzy Pilots
  2. Phony Express
  3. A Gem of a Jam
  4. Crash Goes the Hash
  5. Busy Buddies
  6. The Yoke's on Me
  7. Idle Roomers
  8. Gents Without Cents
  9. No Dough Boys
  10. Three Pests in a Mess
  11. Booby Dupes
  12. Idiots Deluxe

After Curly's first series of mild strokes, his subsequent performances (including the feature film Swing Parade of 1946) were generally marred by slurred speech and slower timing, which new director Edward Bernds had to work around. Columbia Pictures president Harry Cohn, after hearing that Curly's absence had temporarily halted production on the shorts, prohibited him from taking any more time off. This...didn't end well.
  1. If a Body Meets a Body
  2. Micro-Phonies
  3. Beer Barrel Polecats
  4. A Bird in the Head
  5. Uncivil War Birds
  6. The Three Troubledoers
  7. Monkey Businessmen
  8. Three Loan Wolves
  9. G.I. Wanna Home
  10. Rhythm and Weep
  11. Three Little Pirates
  12. Half-Wits Holiday

The Shemp years (1947-56)

  1. Fright Night
  2. Out West
  3. Hold That Lion!
  4. Brideless Groom

  1. Sing a Song of Six Pants
  2. All Gummed Up
  3. Shivering Sherlocks
  4. Pardon My Clutch
  5. Squareheads of the Round Table
  6. Fiddlers Three
  7. The Hot Scots
  8. Heavenly Daze
  9. I'm a Monkey's Uncle
  10. Mummy's Dummies
  11. Crime on Their Hands
  12. The Ghost Talks

  1. Who Done It?
  2. Hokus Pokus
  3. Fuelin' Around
  4. Malice in the Palace
  5. Vagabond Loafers
  6. Jerks of All Trades
  7. Dunked in the Deep
  8. Punchy Cowpunchers
  9. Hugs and Mugs
  10. Dopey Dicks
  11. Love at First Bite
  12. Self-Made Maids
  13. Three Hams on Rye
  14. Studio Stoops
  15. Slaphappy Sleuths
  16. A Snitch in Time
  17. Three Arabian Nuts
  18. Baby Sitters Jitters
  19. Don't Throw That Knife
  20. Scrambled Brains
  21. Merry Mavericks
  22. The Tooth Will Out
  23. Hula-La-La
  24. Pest Man Wins
  25. A Missed Fortune
  26. Listen, Judge
  27. Corny Casanovas
  28. He Cooked His Goose
  29. Gents in a Jam
  30. Three Dark Horses
  31. Cuckoo on a Choo Choo
  32. Up in Daisy's Penthouse
  33. Booty and the Beast
  34. Loose Loot
  35. Tricky Dicks
  36. Spooks!
  37. Pardon My Backfire
  38. Rip, Sew and Stitch
  39. Bubble Trouble
  40. Goof on the Roof
  41. Income Tax Sappy
  42. Musty Musketeers
  43. Pals and Gals
  44. Knutzy Knights
  45. Shot in the Frontier
  46. Scotched in Scotland
  47. Fling in the Ring
  48. Of Cash and Hash
  49. Gypped in the Penthouse
  50. Bedlam in Paradise
  51. Stone Age Romeos
  52. Wham-Bam-Slam!
  53. Hot Ice
  54. Blunder Boys
  55. Husbands Beware
  56. Creeps
  57. Flagpole Jitters
  58. For Crimin' Out Loud

Following Shemp's death and the shorts which had been produced before then, subsequent shorts were remakes of Shemp-era shorts and mostly contained recycled footage; any new footage had supporting actor Joe Palma as Shemp, almost always from the back.
  1. Rumpus in the Harem
  2. Hot Stuff
  3. Scheming Schemers
  4. Commotion in the Ocean

The Joe years (1957-59)

  1. Hoofs and Goofs
  2. Muscle Up a Little Closer
  3. A Merry Mix Up
  4. Space Ship Sappy
  5. Guns a Poppin!
  6. Horsing Around
  7. Rusty Romeos
  8. Outer Space Jitters
  9. Quiz Whizz
  10. Fifi Blows Her Top
  11. Pies and Guys
  12. Sweet and Hot
  13. Flying Saucer Daffy
  14. Oil's Well That Ends Well
  15. Triple Crossed
  16. Sappy Bull Fighters

The Curly-Joe years (1959-70)

  1. Have Rocket Will Travel
  2. The Three Stooges Scrapbook
  3. Snow White and the Three Stooges
  4. The Three Stooges Meet Hercules
  5. The Three Stooges In Orbit
  6. The Three Stooges Go Around The World In A Daze
  7. The Outlaws Is Coming
  8. The New 3 Stooges
  9. Kooks Tour

Supporting roles and cameos (1933-1968)

  1. Turn Back The Clock
  2. Meet The Baron
  3. Dancing Lady
  4. Myrt And Marge
  5. Fugitive Lovers
  6. Jail Birds Of Paradise
  7. Hollywood Party
  8. The Captain Hates The Sea
  9. Start Cheering
  10. Time Out For Rhythm
  11. My Sister Eileen
  12. Rockin In The Rockies
  13. Swing Parade of 1946
  14. Gold Raiders
  15. Stop! Look! and Laugh!
  16. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  17. 4 for Texas
  18. Star Spangled Salesman