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The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges

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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

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#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 9.20 from 10 votes.

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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 9.00 from 10 votes.

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#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 8.92 from 12 votes.

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#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 8.91 from 11 votes.

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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 8.90 from 10 votes.

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#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 8.86 from 21 votes.

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#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 8.82 from 11 votes.

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#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 8.77 from 13 votes.

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#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 8.70 from 10 votes.

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#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 8.67 from 12 votes.

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The Three Stooges - S7E8
#11 - Cookoo Cavaliers
8.67
Season 7 - Episode 8

Messrs. Hook, Line and Sinker decide to get out of the fish business and into the saloon business. But their business broker mistakenly believes they want to buy a beauty salon, and sells them a dilapidated shop in Mexico. The stooges are three fish peddlers who, looking for a new business opportunity, open a beauty salon south of the border. Their first customers are some chorus girls from a local night club. After the stooges completely ruin the girl's hair, and their manager finds out, the boys must leave on the run.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.
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The Three Stooges - S6E8
#12 - Three Sappy People
8.64
Season 6 - Episode 8

The stooges are phone repairmen who are mistaken for the psychiatrists in whose office they are working. A rich man hires them to treat his impetuous young wife who is always running of for submarine rides and the like. The boys ruin a dinner party at their clients mansion but their antics so amuse his wife the she is cured and the stooges are paid off handsomely.

The episode was rated from 14 votes.
The Three Stooges - S8E4
#13 - I'll Never Heil Again
8.64
Season 8 - Episode 4

In this sequel to "You Nazty Spy", deposed ruler King Herman attempts to regain his throne from ruthless dictator Moe

The episode was rated from 14 votes.
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#14 - From Nurse to Worse
8.64
Season 7 - Episode 6

The stooges' friend Jerry convinces them to buy an insurance policy on Curly and then have him act insane to collect. Moe and Larry put Curly on a leash and take him to the insurance doctor and have him act like a dog. But the plan backfires when the doctor wants to perform a brain operation on Curly.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.
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#15 - 3 Dumb Clucks
8.60
Season 4 - Episode 3

The episode was rated from 10 votes.
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#16 - Tassels in the Air
8.60
Season 5 - Episode 3

The Stooges stencil all the wrong names on the office doors when they are janitors, which causes a rich old lady to think that Moe is really a famous decorator. She hires them to come redo her house, which ends disastrous, especially once Curly goes crazy from seeing tassels.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.
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#17 - Some More of Samoa
8.55
Season 8 - Episode 7

Tree surgeons Larry, Moe and Curly diagnose a Puckerless Persimmon with loneliness and set sail to the island of Rhum Boogie to find the rare tree a mate.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.
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The Three Stooges - S3E4
#18 - Disorder in the Court
8.54
Season 3 - Episode 4

The Stooges bungle their way through a murder trial as the star witnesses.

The episode was rated from 24 votes.
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#19 - Dutiful But Dumb
8.54
Season 8 - Episode 2

The world is not Curly's oyster when he, Moe and Larry go to Vulgaria to shoot photographs for a magazine...and discover they may be shot for doing so.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.
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#20 - Boobs in Arms
8.53
Season 7 - Episode 9

The stooges are greeting card salesmen who are mistakenly inducted into the army after escaping from the jealous husband of one of their customers. In bootcamp their sergeant turns out to be the same man, whom they constantly vex and bewilder. When the boys are sent to the front lines and the sergeant is captured they must rescue him, which they do after doping themselves with laughing gas. At the end they get shot off into the sunset on a cannon shell. Greeting card salesmen Larry, Moe and Curly hide from an irate man in what they think is a bread line and find themselves inducted into military service. Title is a parody of MGM film “Babes in Arms” (1939) starring Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.

The episode was rated from 15 votes.
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Last updated: nov 20, 2021

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