The Three Stooges

10 Best Episodes of The Three Stooges - Season 5

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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on nov 20, 2021.

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The Three Stooges - S5E1

#6 - Termites of 1938 (Season 5 - Episode 1)

A rich woman hires the Stooges (who are pest exterminators) to escort her to a fancy party.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 20 votes.

The Three Stooges - S5E2

#5 - Wee Wee Monsieur (Season 5 - Episode 2)


The stooges are artists living in Paris. When the landlord comes after the overdue rent, the boys skip out and wind up joining the French Foreign Legion. Posted to the desert, their assignment is to guard captain Gorgonzola from the natives. When the captain is kidnapped, the boys must disguise themselves as harem girls to infiltrate the chieftains hideout and rescue him.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 18 votes.

The Three Stooges - S5E6

#4 - Three Missing Links (Season 5 - Episode 6)

The stooges are janitors working in a movie studio. After wrecking the bosses office, they get jobs as actors in an African movie. Curly plays a gorilla and Moe and Larry are primitive natives. On location in Africa, the stooges have a confrontation with a witch doctor from whom Curly buys some "love candy" with hopes of attracting the films leading lady. When a female gorilla disrupts the movie set, Curly eats some of the candy and chases after her.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 14 votes.

The Three Stooges - S5E3

#3 - Tassels in the Air (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 8.60 from 10 votes.

The Three Stooges - S5E4

#2 - 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.

The Three Stooges - S5E5

#1 - 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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