Well, I guess Goebbels and Goering WERE Hitler's minions....
As for "You Natzy Spy" being off beat and dated, I agree and disagree. When I watch it now, it doesn't seem dated at all, but 20 years ago, there were a lot of little jokes, such as "The Boy's From Syracuse", that I just didn't get until I delved deeper into my music studies.
"Hoi Polloi" just stands up as one of the greatest shorts I have ever seen, from ANY comedy team. I mean, the sets are gorgeous, (okay, the set at the beginning), and the party scenes are just wonderfully filmed. It just shows that in the 30s, how lavish things could be--and oddly enough, when you look at some of the shorts of the late Shemp and Joe eras, you notice how well they were filmed and how elegant they look (Gypped in the Penthouse and Quiz Whizz come to mind).
Lest I sound like a horrible Stooge fan, I for one, cannot wait until the Joe era. For years, I've been looking at my rapidly disintergrating videotapes (from KPLR-St. Louis, the Stooges' major stops), with the previews at the beginning, and I'm thinking that those won't be added, which isn't a major disappointment, but for some reason I enjoyed them.
I know what I'm getting myself for Christmas! (Or for Festivus!)