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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #175 on: May 27, 2009, 12:56:23 PM »
By the way Rico, great post.  If you want more literature on Besser Vs. Derita, may I suggest.....

http://threestooges.net/forums/index.php?topic=2850.0

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #176 on: May 31, 2009, 04:01:40 PM »
So right.  I can't think of one comedian/actor who would have been able to step in, either as a second Curly or a second Shemp.

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #177 on: May 31, 2009, 04:02:35 PM »
Nah!  We bashed him as kids in the 60s.

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #178 on: May 31, 2009, 08:01:05 PM »
I still can't get over the picture in the book "One Fine Stooge."  It has Moe, Larry and Joe dressed as Navy men.   [3stooges]  The caption reads "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." 

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #179 on: June 02, 2009, 10:40:27 AM »
As a kid in the 80's, I rarely saw Besser shorts, maybe 3 or 4 times.  I don't remember being offended by them the very few times I did and thought they were interesting because they were so rare.

I was the same way, I did not see many Besser shorts when I was younger. And I thought it was weird to see him as the third Stooge. It was a novelty to see him in there.  (Seeing as the first time I saw the Stooges it was with Shemp and thought that was the original line up when I was younger.)

Also did you ever wonder if Shemp had stayed with the Stooges, from the beginning, how it would have turned out? (No Curly shorts) Would they have had such a long run? Would they have gotten into more movies? Or just fizzled out early on?

As for my Worst Stooge Short(s), I would have to go with HOOFS AND GOOFS & HORSING AROUND.

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #180 on: June 02, 2009, 10:55:45 AM »


Also did you ever wonder if Shemp had stayed with the Stooges, from the beginning, how it would have turned out? (No Curly shorts) Would they have had such a long run? Would they have gotten into more movies? Or just fizzled out early on?


http://threestooges.net/forums/index.php?topic=3045.0

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #181 on: June 05, 2009, 07:17:31 AM »
metaldams, sorry did not see that on the board before I wrote that. Thanks for the link.

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #182 on: June 05, 2009, 08:48:51 AM »
metaldams, sorry did not see that on the board before I wrote that. Thanks for the link.

No problem, thought you'd like that.

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #183 on: June 09, 2010, 11:14:37 AM »
Well, this topic has been dormant for at least a year.  But since it was at the top of the page in it's forum anyway, I didn't see any harm in giving it a little bump.

After experiencing all of the Stooge shorts semi-back to back through the DVD sets, I have to say my least favorite is definately Bubble Trouble.  I love the original version, All Gummed Up, but the new ending with the gorilla is just too painful to watch.  And it just keeps going on and on.  First time I saw it, I felt like crying.

Probably the worst non-remake short is Horsing Around.  I have to say that I kind of thought it's prequel, Hoofs and Goofs, was a decent effort.  This sequel, however, is laugh free.  My least favorite non-remake Shemp short is probably Fiddlers Three, which wasn't all that entertaining.

I'm still trying to figure out what my least favorite Curly short is.  I have a few ideas:  Nutty but Nice, Beer Barrel Polecats, and Three Lone Wolves are probably my bottom three.

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #184 on: June 09, 2010, 11:18:23 AM »
Whoops.  Didn't see this was an archive forum.  Sorry if I posted in the wrong place.  I just looked up at the "Last Posted" corner and it caught my eye.

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #185 on: June 10, 2010, 02:42:42 PM »
I'm currently watching all 190 shorts in order. I'm on volume 6 and I came upon a short that was so bad, I suffered through it - "Scramble Brains." Oh, that was horrendous!

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #186 on: June 10, 2010, 02:49:19 PM »
I'm currently watching all 190 shorts in order. I'm on volume 6 and I came upon a short that was so bad, I suffered through it - "Scramble Brains." Oh, that was horrendous!

You know what they say opinions are like.

I happen to love SCRAMBLED BRAINS.  The phone booth scene and Shemp's proto-psychedelic piano scene are awesome.  To each their own.

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #187 on: June 11, 2010, 11:56:34 AM »
Let's see....for me it would be:

Curly.....Rhythm and Weep
Shemp...Rhumpus in a Harem (does that qualify as it is technically 'Shemp-less')?
Joe....Horsing Around (Sweet and Hot would possibly be the obvious choice but I kinda like that one if only for the fact that they are trying something a little different)

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #188 on: June 11, 2010, 12:12:58 PM »
Hey you imbecile.....I resemble that....boink, slap, rip, eye poke......take that you half brother to a weasel.......

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #189 on: June 11, 2010, 08:56:07 PM »
You know what they say opinions are like.

I happen to love SCRAMBLED BRAINS.  The phone booth scene and Shemp's proto-psychedelic piano scene are awesome.  To each their own.

I may be able to like "Scrambled Brains" on it's own. Maybe viewing it with all the others in a big event, makes some of these shorts get lost in the shuffle. Had I just randomly chosen this short to watch, it might not of been as bad. But all I know is, I couldn't wait for it to be over.

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #190 on: June 12, 2010, 12:22:40 AM »
I may be able to like "Scrambled Brains" on its own. Maybe viewing it with all the others in a big event, makes some of these shorts get lost in the shuffle. Had I just randomly chosen this short to watch, it might not have been as bad. But all I know is, I couldn't wait for it to be over.
Definitely do give it another chance.
This short is very highly rated by most Stooges fans I know (and that's my opinion, too!)
The piano scene is great!

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #191 on: June 12, 2010, 04:18:32 AM »
"Scrambled Brains" is one of my top two or three choices for the greatest of Shemp's shorts with the Stooges. Shemp as a total off-the-wall madman, having hallucinations, Moe and Larry aren't sure if he's sane enough to go home (he's not), now what could be funnier than that?

Maybe a late-career appearance by Vernon Dent?

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #192 on: June 12, 2010, 08:14:50 AM »
"Scrambled Brains" is one of my top two or three choices for the greatest of Shemp's shorts with the Stooges. Shemp as a total off-the-wall madman, having hallucinations, Moe and Larry aren't sure if he's sane enough to go home (he's not), now what could be funnier than that?
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Not to mention the appearance of silent film extra and Larry Fine's retirement home neighbor Babe London!

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #193 on: June 12, 2010, 09:22:15 PM »
"Scrambled Brains" is one of my top two or three choices for the greatest of Shemp's shorts with the Stooges. Shemp as a total off-the-wall madman, having hallucinations, Moe and Larry aren't sure if he's sane enough to go home (he's not), now what could be funnier than that?

Maybe a late-career appearance by Vernon Dent?

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Just so people here know what I like and dislike reguarding the Shemp shorts...

My Top Five BEST Shemp shorts are:
1. Fuelin' Around
2. Brideless Groom
3. Sing a Song of Six Pants
4. Goof on the Roof
5. Hula-La-La

My Top Five Worst Shemp shorts are: (I've just finished watching "Gypped in the Penthouse")
1. Scrambled Brains
2. Fiddler's Three
3. Cuckoo on a Choo Choo
4. Bubble Trouble
5. Musty Musketeers (not a surprise since it's a remake of Fiddler's Three)

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #194 on: June 13, 2010, 06:26:54 AM »
There's really someone who doesn't like "Scrambled Brains?" That's understandable if you can't laugh at Shemp, and some people can't... to each their own. However, this is some great Stooging! How can you not crack up even at the supporting cast? Emil Sitka, Vernon Dent, and Babe London? Larry getting pelted on the head with eggs, in a phone booth?

Then there's Shemp's Boogie-Woogie, which is probably only funny to piano players— but it is funny.

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #195 on: June 13, 2010, 06:39:40 AM »
There's really someone who doesn't like "Scrambled Brains?" That's understandable if you can't laugh at Shemp, and some people can't... to each their own. However, this is some great Stooging! How can you not crack up even at the supporting cast? Emil Sitka, Vernon Dent, and Babe London? Larry getting pelted on the head with eggs, in a phone booth?

Then there's Shemp's Boogie-Woogie, which is probably only funny to piano players— but it is funny.

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Shemp is actually my favorite Stooge and I get a lot of guff from a Curly fan at work for it too.

I just didn't find "Scrambled Brains" to be funny as much as annoying. I'm surprised so many people love it so much.

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #196 on: June 13, 2010, 12:02:38 PM »
Shemp is actually my favorite Stooge and I get a lot of guff from a Curly fan at work for it too.

I just didn't find "Scrambled Brains" to be funny as much as annoying. I'm surprised so many people love it so much.

I also think SCARMBLED BRAINS was Larry's personal favorite Stooge short.  He did own a personal copy based on what I've read.

Hey, if ya don't like it, ya don't like it.  Most Stooge fans love it and consider it one of the better Shemps.  I'll be holding a tournament that starts on Wednesday, so everybody gets a chance to vote.


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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #197 on: June 13, 2010, 03:39:13 PM »
I also think SCARMBLED BRAINS was Larry's personal favorite Stooge short.  He did own a personal copy based on what I've read.

Hey, if ya don't like it, ya don't like it.  Most Stooge fans love it and consider it one of the better Shemps.  I'll be holding a tournament that starts on Wednesday, so everybody gets a chance to vote.



That's good to know about it being Larry's favorite. I was wondering what his favorite short was. I know that Moe's is "You Nazty Spy!" and Curly's is "A Plumbing We Will Go" and Shemp's is "Fright Night." Now I know Larry's. :)

What's everyone's take on my two least favorite Curly's: Back to the Woods and Three Loan Wolves?

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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #198 on: June 13, 2010, 03:52:52 PM »
What's everyone's take on my two least favorite Curly's: Back to the Woods and Three Loan Wolves?

The only weak thing about Back to the Woods is the dancing bit.. when they show the girls clapping and truckin' (the thing with the wagging finger).. that always gets an unintended chuckle and a cringe from me.

Three Loan Wolves has always been a favourite of mine. If for no other reason than the offspring crushing Porcupine's cheek with his little hand! And there's the solution for crying: Just change his position from one side to the other! And pineapples with TNT! The Old Oaken Bucket! A genuine Stratosphere! And more!
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Re: Worst Episode Opinion
« Reply #199 on: June 13, 2010, 11:48:09 PM »
I've found another bad one... "Hoofs and Goofs." Oddly enough Joe wasn't bad in it. I've been enjoying Joe so far, though it's a little strange without Shemp. I seem to miss Shemp more in the Joe's than I missed Curly in the Shemp's.