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Offline QuinceHead

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How many times is the "tapeworm" gag reused??
« on: June 17, 2010, 12:07:13 PM »
Hi everyone,

Every time my boss at work leaves his toast in the toaster too long, I'm reminded of the "tapeworm" gag where a Stooge orders burnt toast and a rotten egg.  When another Stooge expresses confusion at this, the orderer explains that he's got a tapeworm, and that's good enough for him!

I think this gag first surfaced in Punch Drunks, but I was wondering in which other shorts it's reused, and which Stooges participate in it?

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Re: How many times is the "tapeworm" gag reused??
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 12:19:49 PM »
I'm reminded of the "tapeworm" gag where a Stooge orders burnt toast and a rotten egg.  When another Stooge expresses confusion at this, the orderer explains that he's got a tapeworm, and that's good enough for him!

I think this gag first surfaced in Punch Drunks, but I was wondering in which other shorts it's reused


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Re: How many times is the "tapeworm" gag reused??
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 12:30:26 PM »
Another way to get the answer to a question like that is to go to the episode page for the short that you know it's used in (in this case "Punch Drunks") and then click on the "Routines" section on the page.  That will show you the various routines that appear in the short which re-occur in other episodes.

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Re: How many times is the "tapeworm" gag reused??
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 01:51:39 PM »

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To use a Stooge quote on myself, "Ohhhhhh -- ignorant, eh?"   :-X

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Re: How many times is the "tapeworm" gag reused??
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2013, 06:38:40 AM »
The tapeworm gag back to the Ted Healy days