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The Three Stooges: A Plumbing We Will Go [VHS]

Review The Three Stooges: A Plumbing We Will Go VHS Tape
Three Stooges:Dopey Dicks [VHS]

Review the 3 stooges ... Three Little Pigskins VHS 1934 Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Lucille Ball, Gertie Green
The Three Stooges: A Ducking They Did Go [VHS]

Review "Three Little Pigskins" (1934, short number 4 in the Columbia series) is notable for the presence of (1) a very blond Lucille Ball, who (it is said) left her own studio because she wanted to advance her career by appearing with Curley (as it was spelled then), Larry, and Moe, and of (2) Walter Long, the bad guy who threatens Laurel & Hardy in Saps at Sea. The sight of the boys begging for dimes on the streets might be timely but it is hard to laugh at it. Sending Curley down in a dumbwaiter is used here for the first of many times in the series.

"Dizzy Detectives" (1943, number 68) has them first as totally inept carpenters and suddenly as equally useless policemen in search of an ape-like burglar that turns out to be a real gorilla. The only really new aspects in this short are Curly's trying to act grown up and unafraid and his sudden courage in the face of danger. Otherwise it is business as usual as they run from room to room to escape the beast.

"Sock-a-Bye Baby" (1942, number 66) has a premise that had been and would be used by many other comedians, notably Jerry Lewis in Rock-a-Bye Baby: the introduction of an infant into the household. While we might spend a good deal of the film fearing for the child's health and safety at the hands of the Stooges, the infant (Baby Joyce Gardner) manages to upstage the stars at every close-up. The police chasing them in the final sequence is well handled, with Dudley Dickerson wasted in an all-too-brief appearance. There are anti-Nazi and -Japanese references, and one praising by inference airplane workers, all of which easily date this film. --Frank Behrens


Three Stooges:Heavenly Daze [VHS]

Review Originally airing on A&E's Biography channel, this extensive documentary goes behind the scenes of the legendary comedy show THE THREE STOOGES. Over two hours of previously-unseen footage offers viewers an insightful look at the private lives of everyone's favorite funnymen. Interviews with family and friends of the stars, outtakes, and backstage material help to paint a revealing portrait of the men who made up the hugely popular comic trio. **NON STANDARD PRICING**
Three Little Pigskins [VHS]

Review The Three Stooges: Hapless Half-Wits includes three classic Stooges DVDs, I’ll Never Heil Again, Beer Barrel Polecats, Dopey Dicks and Brideless Grooms.
Stooges: The Men Behind The Mayhem

Review Includes 25 years of the Three Stooges unique brand of humor with Moe as boss, Larry the middleman and Curly as their foil. Witness the rise of these comedy icons in this high-spirited collection, which has been re-mastered for the best quality picture and sound. You'll experience the eye-pokes, face slaps, hollow head knocks and knuckle cracks like you've never heard or seen them before.
The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 3: 1940-1942

Review The Three Stooges 60th Anniversary Collection
The Three Stooges (2000)

Review The Three Stooges star as waiters in a night club where Carol Lawrence (Gale Storm), an aspiring singer, auditions for a job. When the night club owner falls for Carol, the Stooges plot to get the two together, despite the interference from the club owner's father, who wants him to join the family business. It's classic Stooges! Presented in color for the first time and beautifully restored.
The Three Stooges: Curly Classics

Review The Three Stooges: A Plumbing We Will Go VHS Tape
The Three Stooges: The Ultimate Collection

Review the 3 stooges ... Three Little Pigskins VHS 1934 Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Lucille Ball, Gertie Green
Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge

Review "Three Little Pigskins" (1934, short number 4 in the Columbia series) is notable for the presence of (1) a very blond Lucille Ball, who (it is said) left her own studio because she wanted to advance her career by appearing with Curley (as it was spelled then), Larry, and Moe, and of (2) Walter Long, the bad guy who threatens Laurel & Hardy in Saps at Sea. The sight of the boys begging for dimes on the streets might be timely but it is hard to laugh at it. Sending Curley down in a dumbwaiter is used here for the first of many times in the series.

"Dizzy Detectives" (1943, number 68) has them first as totally inept carpenters and suddenly as equally useless policemen in search of an ape-like burglar that turns out to be a real gorilla. The only really new aspects in this short are Curly's trying to act grown up and unafraid and his sudden courage in the face of danger. Otherwise it is business as usual as they run from room to room to escape the beast.

"Sock-a-Bye Baby" (1942, number 66) has a premise that had been and would be used by many other comedians, notably Jerry Lewis in Rock-a-Bye Baby: the introduction of an infant into the household. While we might spend a good deal of the film fearing for the child's health and safety at the hands of the Stooges, the infant (Baby Joyce Gardner) manages to upstage the stars at every close-up. The police chasing them in the final sequence is well handled, with Dudley Dickerson wasted in an all-too-brief appearance. There are anti-Nazi and -Japanese references, and one praising by inference airplane workers, all of which easily date this film. --Frank Behrens


The Three Stooges Scrapbook, Updated Edition

Review Originally airing on A&E's Biography channel, this extensive documentary goes behind the scenes of the legendary comedy show THE THREE STOOGES. Over two hours of previously-unseen footage offers viewers an insightful look at the private lives of everyone's favorite funnymen. Interviews with family and friends of the stars, outtakes, and backstage material help to paint a revealing portrait of the men who made up the hugely popular comic trio. **NON STANDARD PRICING**
Larry the Stooge in the Middle

Review The Three Stooges: Hapless Half-Wits includes three classic Stooges DVDs, I’ll Never Heil Again, Beer Barrel Polecats, Dopey Dicks and Brideless Grooms.
Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory Volume 3

Review Includes 25 years of the Three Stooges unique brand of humor with Moe as boss, Larry the middleman and Curly as their foil. Witness the rise of these comedy icons in this high-spirited collection, which has been re-mastered for the best quality picture and sound. You'll experience the eye-pokes, face slaps, hollow head knocks and knuckle cracks like you've never heard or seen them before.
The New Three Stooges: Complete Cartoon Collection

Review The Three Stooges 60th Anniversary Collection
Three Stooges FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Eye-Poking, Face-Slapping, Head-Thumping Geniuses (Faq Series)

Review The Three Stooges star as waiters in a night club where Carol Lawrence (Gale Storm), an aspiring singer, auditions for a job. When the night club owner falls for Carol, the Stooges plot to get the two together, despite the interference from the club owner's father, who wants him to join the family business. It's classic Stooges! Presented in color for the first time and beautifully restored.

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