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Brewdude

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PostSubject: The Three Stooges    Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:56 pm

Recently got in "The Three Stooges: The Ultimate Collection". Was always a big Stooges fan when I was growing up.

This has all 190 shorts with all the Stooges including Moe, Curly, Larry, Shemp, and later Curly Joe, and Joe. Plus extras-

190 shorts
28 never before released shorts
2 feature films
3 Colombia cartoons

Now less than halfway through this video extravaganza. But there are clearly some classic episodes already - Curly and the Oyster stew, Moe and his portrayal of Hitler, "Slowly I Turn" from their original vaudeville sketch (which helped to put them on the map) and much more.

These guys were total originals. Curly surely must have originated the moon walk idea which Michael Jackson copied, as well as laying the foundation for break dancing. Just watch some of those vids and you'll get the idea.

And, they largely did their own stunts. Tell me about any actors that still do this today. And they weren't even athletes! Curly was overweight and outdid much of what Moe and Larry performed!

Anywhoo, enjoying this feast. But also finding that 1 or 2 episodes at a time is all I can handle. It's too silly otherwise.

Got my collection on sale at amazon for around $40/new. Iffen you're interested.



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RR
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PostSubject: Re: The Three Stooges    Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:38 pm

Yeah, they were pretty funny but, sometimes a bit too campy but, loved the Oyster stew seen with Curly using his tie and a cracker to bait the live oyster.
I'm really more of a Laurel and Hardy fan. I remember one scene where Laurel helps Hardy read a street sign by pushing him up the pole. When hardy finally get to the top to read the sign it says "Wet Paint" It still makes me laugh as if I seen it for the first time.

Abbott and Costello did the "Slowly I Turn" also and I think I like it better.
But, hey! That's me. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Three Stooges    Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:27 am

I can still hear Costello saying "Poco Moco" to get back at a baddie.

Yeah, the stooges - childhood favorite. However, I can understand the two episode limit, especially the later ones with Joe Besser.

I recall commentary on one episode when a (part of the plot) table collapsed and Moe fell. Turns out he broke a rib, but never broke character and kept on going. Quite a trooper.
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PostSubject: Re: The Three Stooges    Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:13 pm

Fazby wrote:
Yeah, the stooges - childhood favorite. However, I can understand the two episode limit, especially the later ones with Joe Besser.

Have to agree. The original Curly was a true original, all others paled including Shemp IMO. I understand the need for Joe Besser when Jerome (Curly) suffered a stroke. And later when Besser stepped down, Joe DeRita as "Curly Joe" was a poor choice IMO. Yet it kept the momentum of the trio going for a few more years.

I remember going to the movies with my Mom to see the Three Stooges flick "Have Rocket Will Travel". I was maybe around 10 at the time, but by then the Stooges seemed dated. All the shorts I had seen were from the late 30's- 40's and I didn't know this at the time. In any case, even though I was about 10 this film left much to be desired. No, it was lame!

Today, there are a bunch of vids on the tube of Moe on the Mike Douglas Show. And he was the last one standing. Well worth checking out.


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PostSubject: Re: The Three Stooges    Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:48 pm

Anytime I hear the word stooges, I go back to the time when my friend always talked about the Corporate Stooges we worked for.
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