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Offline Myren

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Shemp Gets No Respect!
« on: January 27, 2015, 10:42:40 AM »
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  • I for one do not mind Shemp, as a matter of fact the line up with Shemp where the first shorts I ever saw. But I guess some people just are not down with Shemp,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YkmsvRsvnQ

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    Re: Shemp Gets No Respect!
    « Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 10:48:42 AM »
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  • Heh, I guess that's the way it's always been--as far as the real world is concerned, I think the majority still looks at Shemp as being inferior to Curly. Obviously, I disagree, but it is what it is. At least here on the net, the Shemp army appears to be quite strong--and on an unrelated note, I'm wondering if someone will ever get around to writing a book about Mr. Shemp Howard--preferably before I'm dead....



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    Re: Shemp Gets No Respect!
    « Reply #2 on: January 27, 2015, 03:13:55 PM »
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  • I have always wondered if someone would/will write a book about Shemp as well. If Larry can have multiple books out about just Larry, why not Shemp?

    I for one have always like Shemp, so that would be great to get a book. I have also been happy to finally get Shemps Vitaphone shorts on disc. Nice to see his non stooge work.

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    Re: Shemp Gets No Respect!
    « Reply #3 on: January 28, 2015, 08:48:53 AM »
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  • Heck I would be happy to just have a shirt with a photo or artwork of just Shemp. Not the dumb legalize Shemp text on it.  ;D

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    Re: Shemp Gets No Respect!
    « Reply #4 on: January 28, 2015, 09:12:52 AM »
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  • Heck I would be happy to just have a shirt with a photo or artwork of just Shemp. Not the dumb legalize Shemp text on it.  ;D


    Have you seen this shirt?




    Now you ask me if I believe a man can become a wolf. Well, if you mean can he take on the physical characteristics of an animal, no, it's fantastic. However, I do believe that most anything can happen to a man in his own mind.

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    Re: Shemp Gets No Respect!
    « Reply #5 on: January 28, 2015, 04:44:51 PM »
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  • At least here on the net, the Shemp army appears to be quite strong--and on an unrelated note, I'm wondering if someone will ever get around to writing a book about Mr. Shemp Howard--preferably before I'm dead....

    Shemp is totally a worthy subject for a bio.  He probably had the most diverse career of all the Stooges, so there'd be plenty to talk about.  Vaudeville, early short comedies, his film work (including appearances with W.C. Fields, John Wayne, Abbott and Costello, etc.).  It's a shame a book like that didn't get written earlier when more of his contemporaries were alive to be interviewed.  Knowing how spontaneous he was as a performer, I'd love to read more first-hand accounts of what it was like to work with him.

    I've mentioned this before, but as much as I enjoy Shemp with the Stooges, the release of his Vitaphone shorts really made me appreciate the guy even more.

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    Re: Shemp Gets No Respect!
    « Reply #6 on: January 29, 2015, 07:40:21 AM »
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  • Shemp_Diesel - I had not seen that shirt, is that on an online store still?

    And I agree with you about the Vitaphone shorts, I really like seeing those. Some more then others, but I had never for the most part seen any of those. So it was great to see new "stooge" stuff!

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    Re: Shemp Gets No Respect!
    « Reply #7 on: January 29, 2015, 09:32:00 AM »
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  • Myren, just do a google search for "Shemp happens shirt" and I'm sure you'll find something. The place I got it from was called newegg.com, but since I ordered it, I think they ran out of stock of the long sleeve versions--only the short sleeves show up on their site....
    Now you ask me if I believe a man can become a wolf. Well, if you mean can he take on the physical characteristics of an animal, no, it's fantastic. However, I do believe that most anything can happen to a man in his own mind.

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    Re: Shemp Gets No Respect!
    « Reply #8 on: January 29, 2015, 01:30:02 PM »
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  • Thank you!  ;D

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    Re: Shemp Gets No Respect!
    « Reply #9 on: January 30, 2015, 07:36:01 AM »
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  • Speaking of these Shemp Vitaphones, is it me or do the last few Joe Palooka shorts seem significantly funnier than the earlier ones?  It seems like Shemp got featured much more as the series progressed.

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    Re: Shemp Gets No Respect!
    « Reply #10 on: January 30, 2015, 07:51:54 AM »
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  • I think you might be right about the later Joe Palooka shorts, I guess they started to hit their stride with them.

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    Re: Shemp Gets No Respect!
    « Reply #11 on: January 30, 2015, 09:33:50 AM »
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  • It's a shame, because I think Shemp's just as funny as Curly.

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    Re: Shemp Gets No Respect!
    « Reply #12 on: February 19, 2015, 05:21:04 PM »
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  •  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!
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    Re: Shemp Gets No Respect!
    « Reply #13 on: March 16, 2015, 05:26:54 AM »
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  • It was a funny video that clearly illustrates "The Problem of Shemp."
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    Re: Shemp Gets No Respect!
    « Reply #14 on: March 16, 2015, 04:49:07 PM »
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  • It was a funny video that clearly illustrates "The Problem of Shemp."
    Yes, and it also illustrates the whole " The Three Stooges is better than Laurel and Hardy" thing, while I think they both deserve the same amount of respect. Also, this video stinks.. Saying that Shemp isn't as good as Curly is basically just some one saying that because they have only seen Curly shorts, and have probably only seen Fake Shemps and no movies where Shemp is actually at his best.
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    Re: Shemp Gets No Respect!
    « Reply #15 on: March 28, 2015, 09:15:20 PM »
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  • My favorite Stooges... in order
    1. Shemp
    2. Moe
    3. Curly
    4. Larry
    5. Joe
    6. Curly Joe


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    Re: Shemp Gets No Respect!
    « Reply #16 on: March 29, 2015, 09:32:58 AM »
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  • My favorite Stooges... in order
    1. Shemp
    2. Moe
    3. Curly
    4. Larry
    5. Joe
    6. Curly Joe
    My favorite Stooges, in order would probably have to be

    1. Shemp
    2. Larry
    3. Curly
    4. Moe
    5. Curly Joe
    6. Joe
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    Costello: What makes you think I'm smoking?
    Abbott: You have a cigar in your mouth!
    Costello: I got my shoes on, but I'm not walking!

     


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