Larry said that Shemp was the original Stooge, and then he joined and after him Moe joined. If you watch the interview he did in 1973 on You Tube thats what he says. However, Moe said he was the original Stooge with Healy, and Shemp came after him, then Larry later still in 1925. It all depends on who you think has the most credibility. I suppose we'll never know for sure.