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Offline metaldams

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Bubble Trouble (1953)
« on: March 18, 2016, 03:05:13 PM »
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  • http://www.threestooges.net/filmography/episode/150
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045583/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h7xbY3tl4HE

    Watch BUBBLE TROUBLE in the link above

          Three words come to mind watching the ape man in the new footage - Paul Payne wept.

          Another remake, but at least a somewhat interesting one, if not a great film.  What's interesting is the rearranging of the footage as opposed to the original.  In ALL GUMMED UP, the gum laced cake scene takes place after the plot resolution at the end of the short, feeling like an outtake more than a part of the film.  Here?  Placed right after Serena gets the fountain of youth treatment, so they celebrate right away.  Then the plot unfolds afterwards.  Much better placement, and I can understand because of this how some people may prefer this to the original.

          With full belief the arrangement is tighter in BUBBLE TROUBLE, I'll take ALL GUMMED UP over BUBBLE TROUBLE any day.  Why?  Well, the new footage, as properly placed as it may be, is too hokey.  Watch the great interplay the boys have in the old footage while they concoct that formula.  You feel like you're watching something unique in a way only those three men with that level of comic chemistry can pull off.  For new footage, man in gorilla suit chasing comics around?  Been done a zillion times by a zillion comedians, even the Three Stooges.  Oh, and how about that final close up of Moe.  I suppose the new footage is entertaining in a cheesy bad movie kind of way, but I don't watch The Three Stooges for that.

          Somewhat interesting, certainly more useful than last week's snorefest.  The next two weeks we get originals, and after that, things get really barren.  You guys who are still hanging on at that point are almost as crazy as me....almost.

          One more thing watching BUBBLE TROUBLE - I miss Christine.

    5/10



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    Re: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #1 on: March 18, 2016, 03:43:53 PM »
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  • Oh my, what to say about this one. If ever there was a Shemp effort that deserved a bomb rating--not counting the back of Joe Palma's head--this would be it. I think I've said this before & I'll trot it out again, while there may be some laughs from the stock footage in these "recycles," it's hard for me to get into them given the circumstances.

    Basically, if I want to enjoy the old footage, it's much simpler for me to pop in the DVDs of the originals rather than wasting my time with these stock footage shit-fests. I may be coming on a bit strong, but as I said before, this short--and a few others later on--are almost completely worthless; no matter how the gum cake footage was rearranged.

    But--as bad as this is--I still can't bring myself to bomb the Moe, Larry, Shemp trio.

    1 out of 10 pokes....
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    Re: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #2 on: March 18, 2016, 05:18:13 PM »
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  • This short is a classic example of the pain the Besser era brings as well: bad plots.  It is difficult to be funny when there isn't... Stooginess.

    We return to the world of hump day condoms with a short that sucks is just plain awful.  They should have laid put this to rest back then. We have a better placement of the cake scene.  Beyond that?  TERRIBLE.  I do give credits for how the stock footage is worked in, and it is seamless, so there are bonus points for that.

    Emil Sitka makes a terrible gorilla, and there is nothing funny about watching people in genuine pain.  We are going full HALF-SHOT SHOOTERS here.  This is one short where gorillas are B.A.D. BAD BAD BAD!  This is not a short you show to cutters.  They will have finished themselves off by the end.  Oh, yeah, hi Beverly Thomas; you're more obvious than Jennie-O Kascier in SELF MADE MAIDS.

    The best moments of the new footage are Emil's reaction to seeing himself and Moe getting his head banged back together.  Alas, we have crossed the hump jumped the shark into the stock footage era.

    3/10 [poke] [poke] [poke]

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    Re: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 08:28:54 PM »
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  • Oh, yeah, hi Beverly Thomas; you're more obvious than Jennie-O Kascier in SELF MADE MAIDS.

    I think I pushed forward the notion of Kascier being "so-fat-he-needs-Jenny-O," and I would like to apologize, for I was rewatching SELF-MADE MAIDS again recently, and something hit me.

    Hurley Breen and Johnny Kascier may have doubled Shemp and Moe, respectfully, during the painting scene (the still snippets on Breen and Charlie Cross' pages prove so).

    However, from the first Pa confrontation onward: while Kascier definitely doubles Moe-as-Pa, I think Breen does Moe-as-Moe! This is especially noticeable when "Moe" smacks Pa after he hurts Larry and Shemp -- that is without a shadow of a doubt Breen's nose and profile!

    So Hurley Breen is "so-fat-he-needs-Jenny-O" and Johnny Kascier is cleared! (Then who doubles Shemp for the final shot of the Stooges and girls hugging? B. Edney?)

    That said, Kascier does make a "cameo" in this short doubling Moe getting his head bashed into the ground by the gorilla.


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    Re: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #4 on: March 19, 2016, 11:39:50 AM »
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  • Oy vey, does this one stink.

    "How can we reuse All Gummed Up? Well, we've got to keep the bubble-gum-cake sequence, because that's just CLASSIC: everybody just LOVES that bit. But for the ending we'll put Emil Sitka into a GORILLA SUIT!" Said some idiot.

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    Bubble Trouble [sucks] (1953)
    « Reply #5 on: March 20, 2016, 08:03:38 AM »
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  • Ah... consensus of hatred will be increasingly common as we continue through 2016.
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    Re: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #6 on: March 20, 2016, 09:05:07 AM »
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  • I would say that the slate of recycles we have coming up don't quite suck as much as Bubble, but at least next week, we have a great original to discuss...

    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: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #7 on: March 20, 2016, 11:47:31 AM »
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  • Next short I may give a 10, I'll know for sure after the next viewing.  It may also be the last time we see that number.  We shall see, but the rest of the way, mostly....oy vey!

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    Re: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #8 on: March 20, 2016, 11:56:29 AM »
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  • I think I saw Bubble Trouble before I saw All Gummed Up.  I think I like the remake better than the original.

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    Re: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #9 on: March 20, 2016, 12:44:29 PM »
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  • You have disappointed me, metaldams.  I thought you'd fuel the fire on this thread!
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    Re: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #10 on: March 20, 2016, 12:50:35 PM »
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  • You have disappointed me, metaldams.  I thought you'd fuel the fire on this thread!

    Here's the problem with fueling a fire...I have to be passionate.  That's why I have not been looking forward to reviewing this era.  These remakes are so lukewarm to me.  Wait until we get to the Besser horse epics.

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    Re: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #11 on: March 20, 2016, 05:42:37 PM »
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  • Here's the problem with fueling a fire...I have to be passionate.  That's why I have not been looking forward to reviewing this era.  These remakes are so lukewarm to me.  Wait until we get to the Besser horse epics.

    I mean all the sex jokes I've been making.   [pie]  We can't be so laid back with such a topic.  Passionate anger is applied to these too!  You'll feel better afterward ;)
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    Re: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #12 on: March 20, 2016, 06:47:29 PM »
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  • I mean all the sex jokes I've been making.   [pie]  We can't be so laid back with such a topic.  Passionate anger is applied to these too!  You'll feel better afterward ;)

    With a title like BUBBLE TROUBLE, sounds more like a financial crisis.

    OK, we have reused condom footage, an ape who at one time found Serena a beauty, making a case for beastiality; and Stooges getting large phallic like medicine objects shoved down their throats.  Christine looking pretty aside, not my kind of sex.   [pie]. OK, there was that one time when I was 16, there was this barn in Des Moines with all these sheep.........

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    Re: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #13 on: March 21, 2016, 07:11:04 AM »
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  • With a title like BUBBLE TROUBLE, sounds more like a financial crisis.

    OK, we have reused condom footage, an ape who at one time found Serena a beauty, making a case for beastiality; and Stooges getting large phallic like medicine objects shoved down their throats.  Christine looking pretty aside, not my kind of sex.   [pie]. OK, there was that one time when I was 16, there was this barn in Des Moines with all these sheep.........

    Now we're talking ;)

    I know the barn you're talking about... let's go see if it's still there!
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    Re: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #14 on: March 21, 2016, 11:49:19 AM »
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  • Now we're talking ;)

    I know the barn you're talking about... let's go see if it's still there!

    No thanks.  I've moved on to goats.

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    Re: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #15 on: March 21, 2016, 03:55:33 PM »
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  • No thanks.  I've moved on to goats.

    Goat sex?

    Meh!

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    Re: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #16 on: March 22, 2016, 08:35:15 AM »
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  • No thanks.  I've moved on to goats.

    I would've guessed you're more into jackasses.  [pie]

    I have insulted Moronika's GOAT.
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    Re: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #17 on: March 24, 2016, 05:52:55 PM »
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  • This flows better than the original ... however being a baby is better than an ape ....   I miss Christine big time also ...  I give this a 5.
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    Re: Bubble Trouble (1953)
    « Reply #18 on: December 10, 2017, 01:58:02 PM »
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  • I actually like this short better than "All Gummed Up" because I've seen this one before I've seen "Gummed" and always preferred seeing Emil Sitka turning into a gorilla instead of a baby in the original, plus it was great seeing the gorilla raising hell and what happens to Moe at the end of the episode is hilarious!

    I give this short a 7/10 because the new footage was IMO very good although I wish there was more of it.