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Offline sandmountainslim

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Joe Or Curly Joe? Which do YOU prefer?
« on: December 29, 2012, 06:20:40 PM »
I was curious as to which was the favorite of the Stoogemaniacs of this board. 
I had saw most of the Joe shorts when I was a kid and they aired on WAAY TV in Huntsville, Alabama back in the 70's but prior to buying Have Rocket Will Travel on DVD the only experience I had with DeRita was watching a showing of Around The World In A Daze in the auditorium at school when I was in third or fourth grade (also the 70's).   
I don't want to join the "Everyone Bashes Besser" bandwagon but after watching Have Rocket Will Travel and some of the New Three Stooges cartoons I have to say that I slightly prefer Curly Joe because he seemed a better fit to me than Joe Besser.   
What say ye?

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Re: Joe Or Curly Joe? Which do YOU prefer?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 07:10:42 PM »
Give me Curly-Joe any day over Besser. I know the knock on Derita is that he didn't display much of a personality, but I thought he had his moments & could pop off a few good one-liners on occasion. Maybe his best performance as a stooge was in The Three Stooges in Orbit.

Overall, I just think Derita's persona fit in better with the boys & the fact that he wasn't against receiving punishment from Moe helps Curly-Joe in my eyes. Anyways, that's my 3 cents on the subject.
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Re: Joe Or Curly Joe? Which do YOU prefer?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 11:16:40 AM »
Well, there's already been a LOT of discussion on this topic, even a "Great Debate."

Anyway, I'll say it again: I've always preferred Besser for several reasons.

If DeRita had had the chance to appear in shorts, rather than lame feature films, he might rate higher in my estimation than he does. But I'll never know for sure.
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