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Re: Shemp....
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2014, 09:20:06 AM »
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  • Concerning the Vitaphones, I do have to say there was a short or two where I found Shemp's character to be a bully, almost like he was playing the Ted Healy role.  It was a little off putting, but that's only a short or two.  I do like the observation, Seamus, of Shemp's asides being Popeye like.  I never thought of it that way before, but you're absolutely correct.

    You know, there are still a few of those Joe Palooka shorts I haven't gotten around to yet.  I think I'll watch them today.

    I think I know the ones you're talking about.  He Healys it up a bit when he's paired with certain other comedians (like Roscoe Ates), but I think Shemp's charisma and basic underdog nature lets him get away with it. 

    I actually enjoyed the Joe Palooka shorts more than I thought I would.  I expected them to be Palooka-focused with Shemp as a secondary character, but was happy to discover that they were essentially Shemp vehicles with a focus on boxing.

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    Re: Shemp....
    « Reply #26 on: December 13, 2014, 10:55:45 AM »
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  • Paul Payne, your last sentence is enigmatic.

    I just ejaculated a mouthful  [pie]

    To clarify, I mean that I like all Stooge comedies, so long as there is no Joe Besser and no Curly Joe.  Joe and Curly Joe sucked.
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    « Reply #27 on: December 13, 2014, 11:39:39 AM »
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  • I'd rather see Shemp take a hit from an attractive woman than from Moe.

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    « Reply #28 on: December 13, 2014, 12:01:41 PM »
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  • [bash] "You, you, you horrible person, you!" --Miss Hopkins

    Aw yeah, that's the stuff.

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    « Reply #29 on: December 13, 2014, 05:39:36 PM »
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  • I am not sure if I like Shemp better or not. I was ALWAYS disappointed when I watched a short and it would show Shemp. That is why I am looking forward to the reviews with Shemp  in them.
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    « Reply #30 on: June 03, 2016, 10:55:37 AM »
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  • Having the Weekly Episode Discussions focus on the Shemp era has made me realize what a Shemp fan I really am. I have been much more interested in these than in the Curly shorts, and it occurred to me that I even tend to think of Curly as "that guy they had before Shemp." How counter-intuitive is that???
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    « Reply #31 on: June 03, 2016, 02:59:44 PM »
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  • Having the Weekly Episode Discussions focus on the Shemp era has made me realize what a Shemp fan I really am. I have been much more interested in these than in the Curly shorts, and it occurred to me that I even tend to think of Curly as "that guy they had before Shemp." How counter-intuitive is that???

    Even better... Curly is also "that guy they had after Shemp (the 1st time)"!!
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    Re: Shemp....
    « Reply #32 on: June 06, 2016, 01:45:16 PM »
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  • When I got the book "Moe Howard And The 3 Stooges" back in '79 I was shocked to discover that Shemp actually PRECEDED Curly.

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    « Reply #33 on: June 06, 2016, 02:07:18 PM »
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  • Maybe I should have said I think of Curly as "that guy they had in the shorts before Shemp"...
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    Re: Shemp....
    « Reply #34 on: June 14, 2016, 10:37:08 AM »
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  • When I was a kid in the 70's, watching the boys after school (I think that's when they were showing), I used to HATE it when there was a Shemp episode.  Now he's my favorite.  I think he is such an underrated stooge.  His funny walk, his double takes, his overly dramatic reactions to perceived pain (such as when ketchup leaks on him and he believes he's dying), his hilarious ebeebeebee sucking sound (which I would love to know the history of), his fighting routines where he goes round and round with missed punches and turns and then eventually gets knocked out with one punch from someone who patiently waits until Shemp's ridiculous routine is done, and on and on.  Although nobody could be Curly but Curly, I think the stooges could have been just as good if Shemp was involved from start to finish. 

    My only regrets are that a) Jules White had to start reusing so much footage towards the end (thereby reducing Shemp's role in new shorts) and that b) Shemp died so young, in my opinion while he was still at the top of his game (though I've read many reports to the contrary, I don't really see that myself when watching his last shorts). 


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    « Reply #35 on: June 14, 2016, 10:43:10 AM »
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  • Watch the new footage in Wham Bam Slam if you want to see Shemp looking awful.

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    « Reply #36 on: September 07, 2016, 02:03:36 AM »
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  • I like Curly and Shemp equally but in different ways

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    « Reply #37 on: November 15, 2016, 03:21:10 PM »
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  • I Love Curly,but am a Big Shemp fan. He was a Great Comic-adept at verbal and physical humor.
    Certainly the most versatile of the boys-He amassed a great body of cameos,short and feature appearances.
    And of course-He was a Hoot to look  at-What a Puss! His Heep-hep-heep comes in a close second to Curly's
    Woo-woo-woo  and most importanly he was a Howard and founding member of the team.

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    « Reply #38 on: November 22, 2016, 02:17:58 PM »
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  • Every day on KYW (1060 on the AM dial in Philly), there is a segment called "Rewind."  It is about what happened in the entertainment world on the particular date.  Sometimes the reporter says something about an event itself, and sometimes there is a bit of audio from it.  Today they played the Stooges' theme from the latter Curly years, the slow "Three Blind Mice" version, while the reporter talked about today being the anniversary of the death of Shemp.  RIP, Shemp!

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    Re: Shemp....
    « Reply #39 on: November 22, 2016, 06:49:16 PM »
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  • Hard to believe that he passed away 61 years ago.
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    Re: Shemp....
    « Reply #40 on: November 23, 2016, 02:46:07 PM »
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  • For the past x-number of years, I have purchased a Three Stooges calendar, where each month has a picture of them from a particular short, but a picture not necessarily from what made it to film/TV.  It also lists occasions and holidays throughout.  However, it lists Shemp's date of birth as March 4th and his date of death as November 23rd.  Maybe the makers should check the facts first.  "That's the fact, Jack!"

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    Re: Shemp....
    « Reply #41 on: November 26, 2016, 12:42:40 AM »
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  • All 4 stooges are equally my favs, theyre each unique in their own stoogey way, Moe, Curly, Larry and Shemp. In fact i always wished all 4 always starred in each and every episode. I also really like the second Curly, Joe Besser, he was great and really was his own charactor instead of just a second Curly.

     


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