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* IllGirl: Parodied. The "girl" in question is 35.



* SuddenlyShouting: "Water. WATER!" [[WaterWakeUp ''(splash)'']]

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* SuddenlyShouting: "Water. WATER!" [[WaterWakeUp ''(splash)'']]''[[WaterWakeUp (splash)]]''


* AmbiguousDisorder: The psychiatric patient who rambles loudly about Hamlet and canaries.



* FaceFault: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]: they fall backwards.

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* FaceFault: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]: they fall backwards.The "falling backwards" variant, after the Stooges listen to a nurse trying to explain what a "pippin" is.



* OpenHeartDentistry: They leave an entire hardware store's worth of crazy tools inside some poor guy.

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* OpenHeartDentistry: They leave MeatGrinderSurgery: The Stooges employ an entire hardware store's worth of crazy surgical implements on Dr. Graves, including a ''jackhammer.'' Fortunately, the doctor survives the surgery. Unfortunately, he got stitched up with nearly all of the tools still inside some poor guy.of him.
* OhCrap:
-->'''Moe:''' (panicking) Where are the tools?\\
'''Larry:''' (realizing) The tools!\\
'''Curly:''' (confused) ...tools?



** Earlier, Moe's names for the various liquids being poured into the psychiatric patient's medicine.



* ShoutOut: It's a pun on ''Theatre/MenInWhite'', an acclaimed stage play and later a 1934 Clark Gable film.

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* ShoutOut: It's a pun on ''Theatre/MenInWhite'', an acclaimed stage play play, and later a 1934 Clark Gable film.film.
* SuddenlyShouting: "Water. WATER!" [[WaterWakeUp ''(splash)'']]
** Also: "Cotton. COTTON!"



* WhyAreWeWhispering: While operating on Dr. Graves. The nurse's reason for whispering is that she lost her voice asking for a raise.

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* WhyAreWeWhispering: While operating on Dr. Graves. The nurse's reason for whispering is that she lost her voice asking for a raise.raise.
* WorstAid: It's the THREE STOOGES. Doing SURGERY.

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[[caption-width-right:350:''For duty and humanity!'']]
--> Calling Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine, Doctor Howard!

In their third short, ''Men in Black'', Film/TheThreeStooges play medical school graduates whose only credentials are that they had the highest temperatures in their class. They are hired as doctors at the "Los Arms Hospital" only because they have been in their senior class for too many years. The new graduates at the hospital are warned by the superintendent that three of them (the Stooges) are "not overly bright," but that their identities will be concealed as long as they promise to devote their lives to "the glorious cause of duty and humanity", which prompts the three to step forward and thank him profusely for not letting their identities be known. The rest of the short consists of a series of skits in which the Stooges go from one patient to the next, making mistakes ranging from drinking a patient's medicine to sewing their tools inside a man on the operating table.

The short marked the only time the Stooges were nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Short Subject - Comedy.

[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with]] TheMenInBlack, or Creator/{{Columbia|Pictures}}'s [[Film/MenInBlack 1997 film]].

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* CatchPhrase: "For duty and humanity!"
* FaceFault: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]: they fall backwards.
* ItWontTurnOff: The loud speaker, even after the stooges destroy it.
* OpenHeartDentistry: They leave an entire hardware store's worth of crazy tools inside some poor guy.
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: Moe's names for the surgical tools.
* RunningGag: The Stooges come out of the storage room with different vehicles every time.
** Also, breaking the glass in Dr. Graves' door.
** And of course: "Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard!"
* RunningGagged: The final gag of the short is the doctors getting fed up with being constantly being called and wrecking the hospital's speaker, with crowbars and ''handguns''.
* ShoutOut: It's a pun on ''Theatre/MenInWhite'', an acclaimed stage play and later a 1934 Clark Gable film.
* TapOnTheHead: For once though it [[AvertedTrope actually doesn't work]] on the doctor they try it on. It later works on Dr. Graves, however.
* WhyAreWeWhispering: While operating on Dr. Graves. The nurse's reason for whispering is that she lost her voice asking for a raise.

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