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Offline Signor Spumoni

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Popular music references in Stooges' shorts
« on: October 30, 2013, 10:16:59 PM »
Is there a discussion thread, old or new, about the references to popular music in Stooges' shorts?  I always enjoy it when I hear these joking references, such as when I saw "Booby Dupes" today and heard a roundabout reference to a popular song, "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet."  Somehow I never noticed that before today.

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Re: Popular music references in Stooges' shorts
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 09:04:13 AM »
Is there a discussion thread, old or new, about the references to popular music in Stooges' shorts?  I always enjoy it when I hear these joking references, such as when I saw "Booby Dupes" today and heard a roundabout reference to a popular song, "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet."  Somehow I never noticed that before today.

At the 1:30 mark, "Hey Fishmen!" -- "Keep those records quiet."



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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 11:39:25 AM »
Exactly right, Paul Allen!  :)  Are you a music lover, too? 


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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 04:36:24 PM »
Exactly right, Paul Allen!  :)  Are you a music lover, too?

My love for music really only goes back as far as the mid-1950's, but it's fun for me to learn of anything associated with the Stooges.

I'm interested in knowing what other songs you have in mind that the 3 Stooges made reference to.

Thanks, Signor Spumoni !


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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2013, 09:56:39 AM »
Hello, Paul Allen - - My apologies for taking so long to get back with another.  It's a combination of being busy and other things which forces me to lead a productive life instead of being a Stooge-a-holic, as I'd like.    :D
Here's one for you.  It's from "All Gummed Up," at the 6:02 mark, spoken by Larry.  I don't know how to embed the video the way you did, so here's the link.



It's the way Larry says the line that gave me the song link; I'm embarrassed to admit it took years for me to figure out which song it was. 

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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2013, 06:31:41 PM »
I've done some searching, but haven't come up with the song title, yet.

6:02 mark...

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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2013, 02:46:36 AM »
I've done some searching, but haven't come up with the song title, yet.




Also referenced here, at about 5:19:
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 08:00:44 AM »
Right you are, ThumpTheShoes!  I didn't know it was in that Joe Besser short, too.  I don't watch the Joes.
BTW, I like your signature - - I always crack up when the Stooges throw in some Yiddish. 

I'll have another reference soon.  Actually I have one right now from "What's the Matador," but it seems that portion is available only if one pays to see it, and I'm too cheap for that.

I thought of another one.  This is from "Some More of Samoa."  It's at the 4:09 - 4:10 mark here: 

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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013, 01:15:23 PM »
Right you are, ThumpTheShoes!  I didn't know it was in that Joe Besser short, too.  I don't watch the Joes.

Makes me wonder why Larry didn't say. "Lay that pestle down, man!", instead of "Put that pestle down, man!" ?

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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2013, 01:26:46 PM »


I thought of another one.  This is from "Some More of Samoa."  It's at the 4:09 - 4:10 mark here:

At the 4:09 mark . . .



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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2013, 10:38:31 PM »
And who could forget (or forget to remember?) this little gem at 4:28? (You'll need to jump to Youtube to watch):


Give up? Title given away here at 9:49:


And the original song is on.. you guess it! Youtube!!
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2013, 10:08:06 AM »
Full marks to you, Paul Allen! 
As an aside, one of Desi Arnaz' many hits, with his orchestra, was a song about how he'd rather hear the rhumba (than swing).  I wish I could recall the title.  Anyway, one line in the lyrics says, "Don't beat me, daddy, with an eight foot bar."   :laugh:
I, too, wondered why Larry didn't say, "*Lay* that pestle down, man."  According to Moe, Larry seldom rehearsed, so maybe he made a mistake on that one. 

ThumpTheShoes, you gave us a good one.  I never knew The Monkees referenced "Flat-Foot Floogie," but I've not watched them since they were on originally.  Do you know what a floogie was, and why a floogie's feet were flat?  I'm sure you do, but if not, I'll tell you.



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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2013, 12:52:34 PM »
I have a new song reference which is also a movie reference.  This is an easy one, and it's the title of a short:  "Vagabond Loafers." 

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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2013, 04:31:37 PM »
That Lay That Pistol Down Babe song is also in the Shemp solo short "Strange Affair".  It starts at the 01:10:34 mark. I couldn't find it on Youtube.
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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2013, 07:04:24 PM »
Thank you, JazzBill.  That's interesting.  Aside from a minute or so of Shemp's appearance in "Pittsburgh," I've not seen any of the Stooges' solo work - - oh, I do remember seeing Joe Besser as Stinky in Abbott and Costello's show.

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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2014, 11:59:54 PM »
     If you don't mind going all the way back to Booby Dupes, Curly misquotes the title ( he calls it "Don't Chop the Wood, Mother, Father's coming Home With a Load"), but there's legitimately a tune recorded by Bob Crosby and the Bobcats called " Here Comes Your Pappy With the Wrong Kind of Load ".

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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2014, 12:09:51 AM »
     Also, I forget the episode, but at some point Moe has got Curly's ear in a pair of scissors, and Curly yells " I surrender, Dear, I surrender".  The "dear " is rather inexplicable unless you realize that " I Surrender Dear " was a big hit for Bing Crosby around that time.
     
     Also, the exchange "I'll take LaMarr" "I'll take Lamour" "I'll take LaZonga with six lessons" refers to the Jimmy Dorsey big-band hit " Six Lessons from Madame LaZonga ".  That's in one of the Hitler spoofs, I forget which one.

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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2014, 11:14:02 PM »
     I just thought of another one:  in Boobs In Arms,  Richard Fiske says, at least twice, " Everything Happens to Me ".  This is the title of a song that was popular right around then.