I really enjoy watching Roscoe Arbuckle, whom I'm sure some of you know because of his famous scandal for which he was accused of murdering actress Virginia Rappe. However, when the scandal ended, Roscoe tried a comeback career.. at Vitaphone.. in shorts, with Shemp! Shemp was just starting his career, while Roscoe or Fatty was sadly ending his. They made 2 pictures together, however they're featured in more scenes together in the movie from 1933 In The Dough. ( BTW, dough is flinged around.)
It's a shame that Shemp is too underlooked.. He deserves to have just about the same star status as Curly. What makes Curly more popular than Shemp will remain a mystery, to me. I think the 2012 movie didn't do any justice to Shemp, either... They could've at least had Shemp appear in a gag cameo played by.. oh, who cares about that baloney! If you asked me if I prefer Shemp, Curly, Joe, or Curly-Joe, first, I would tell you to definitely eliminate Joe. Then, I would take out Curly-Joe, so that it comes down to Curly or Shemp. I would prefer Shemp. Who cares about all the remakes and stock footage used in the Shemp shorts? I enjoy comparing the originals with the remakes!