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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk

The Three Stooges: Hey Nyaah
I was poking around You Tube and found this little gem, as well as a few other video treasures. The Three Stooges Do Madonna wasn't AT ALL what I had expected, but it was still entertaining.

Because of the bad remakes that Hollywood loves to churn out I got a bit nervous when I stumbled upon The NEW Three Stooges, but as it turns out it's just that the boys did some lame new material as an intro to an animated version. Not their best work by any means but true fans might want to have a look. Even though there was a remake of sorts, The Three Stooges TV Movie was more of a docudrama than a re-imaging. It's only a matter of time till some creatively bankrupt Hollywood executive gets the bright idea to re-cast and revisit The Stooges. Let's hope that day never comes. The classic line-up Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard would be hard to beat. And let's not forget the under-appreciated Shemp.

A few bits of Three Stooges trivia from Wikipedia:
  • The eye poke started when Shemp accused Larry of cheating in a card game, and Shemp poked him in the eyes! Moe, watching all this, laughed so hard he fell off his chair and through his patio glass door.
  • The Soviet government asked permission for the aging Stooges shorts to be shown on Soviet TV, and that the Stooges declined, their theory being that the Soviets planned to use the Stooges as Cold War propaganda, i.e., evidence that the American people were pathologically violent and/or stupid.
  • The contact point of the "eye poke" was actually the brow bone, not the eyes. The illusion looked real on television. In the 1950s, after numerous complaints by parents of children imitating the Stooges' eyepoke, they went on TV to demonstrate how exactly they did it safely.
  • Shemp acquired his name from his mother's attempts to pronounce his name, "Sam", in spite of her thick accent

  • And to beat this into the ground, a few more links:
    The Fourth Stooge
    Premature Anti-Fascists
    The original straight man
    A Fine Mural
    How to make a Moe Howard Costume
    || JM, 12:15 AM


    You could never beat the Stooges into the ground!
    Good stuff...
    I'll be back.

    Blogger michaelm, at 9:12 AM  

    I'm blogmarking you.
    Blogger Poppy Buxom, at 9:56 PM  
    Great video, thank you!!!

    Larry Clockwant
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