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The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges

Syndication 1934

The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy team active from 1922 until 1970, best known for their 190 short subject films by Columbia Pictures that have been regularly airing on television since 1958. Their hallmark was physical farce and slapstick. In films, the stooges were commonly known by their actual first names. There were a total of six stooges over the act's run (with only three active at any given time), but Moe Howard and Larry Fine were the mainstays throughout the ensemble's nearly fifty-year run.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges - S11E5

#1 - Gents without Cents


Season 11 - Episode 5

The stooges are three small time actors looking for a job. They meet three girl dancers in the situation and get a small part in a big producers show at the shipyard. When the rest of the cast doesn't show up, the stooges and the girls must put on the whole show themselves. The show is a hit and the stooges marry the girls and head to Niagara Falls for their honeymoon.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.

The Three Stooges - S12E3

#2 - Idiots Deluxe


Season 12 - Episode 3

Moe is on trial for assaulting Curly and Larry with an ax. Moe relates how Curly and Larry took him on a hunting trip for his nerves. Out in the woods they confronted a bear which Curly and Larry stunned, and thinking it was dead, threw it in the back of their car, where it came awake, tossed Moe out and drove the car into a tree. The judge finds Moe not guilty and Moe promptly goes after Larry and Curly again with the ax.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.

The Three Stooges - S5E5

#3 - Violent is the Word for Curly


Season 5 - Episode 5

The stooges work as gas station service men who end up running away from three professors on an ice cream truck. After thawing Curly out from sitting in the back of the ice cream truck the boys put on the professors clothes from their stolen luggage. The stooges are mistaken to be the professors by the college who is expecting them and they poorly pose as the professors and sing their famous ""Alphabet Song"". The real professors show up, but the ladies in the ""girls-only"" college end up getting their athletic program thanks to the stooges.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.

The Three Stooges - S10E3

#4 - Spook Louder


Season 10 - Episode 3

The stooges are salesman selling a weight reducing machine. They have no luck until they show up at the house of an eccentric inventor where they are hired as caretakers. When the scientist goes to Washington to demonstrate his death-ray machine to the government, the boys are left to guard his house and must contend with enemy spies and a mysterious pie thrower.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.

The Three Stooges - S7E5

#5 - How High is Up?


Season 7 - Episode 5

The stooges are the 'Minute Menders', three tinkers who live under their car. The boys decide to drum up some business by punching holes in the unattended lunch boxes of some workmen. When they're caught in the act, they escape and accidentally get hired as riveters on a new building, working on the 97th floor. Their ineptitude and lousy workmanship screw up construction of the building and they must parachute off the building to escape the wrath of the boss. The Stooges secure construction jobs on a new building, but find they have to start on the 97th story!

The episode was rated from 10 votes.

The Three Stooges - S7E3
#6 - A Plumbing We Will Go
Season 7 - Episode 3

To escape the police, the stooges pose as plumbers and are hired to fix a leak in a fancy mansion. The Stooges are would-be plumbers and mistake pipes filled with wires for water pipes. One of the most popular Stooge shorts. Dudly Dickersons battle in the kitchen is a classic, as well as his famous line: “This house is sho goin crazy!” Later remade with Shemp in “Vagabond Loafers” (1949) and “Scheming Shemers” (1956).

The episode was rated from 21 votes.
#7 - Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb
Season 5 - Episode 4

Curly wins $50,000 in a radio contest and the stooges move into the Hotel Costa Plente. Their suite is furnished with many expensive items which they systematically wreck, running up quite a bill. When they discover that, minus tax deductions, the jackpot is only $4.85 they quickly agree to marry three pretty rich widows who are also living in the hotel. The "widows" are actually gold diggers conniving to the get the jackpot money. When the girls find out what the jackpot is really worth, the boys get conked with champagne bottles.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.
#8 - No Census, No Feeling
Season 7 - Episode 7

The Stooges new jobs have them taking the census, from an afternoon society party to a local football game. Three gung-ho census-takers let nothing stand in the way of an accurate count,whether it be crashing a fancy bridge party,spiking drinks or invoking a riot at a professional football game.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.
#9 - Higher Than a Kite
Season 10 - Episode 6

After being accidentally dropped behind enemy lines, the Stooges disguise themselves and steal important plans from the Nazi high command.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.
The Three Stooges - S7E4
#10 - Nutty but Nice
Season 7 - Episode 4

Three bumbling waiters try to help a clinically depressed little girl by locating her kidnapped father. The Stooges operate a restaurant and try to help a little girl who becomes ill when her father, a bail bondsman, disappears with a lot of cash and the Stooges have to fight gangsters.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.

Last updated: oct 14, 2021



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