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The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy act of the early to mid 20th century best known for their numerous short subject films. Their hallmark was physical slapstick comedy punctuated by quickly delivered one liners, within outrageous storylines.

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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 Death Curly
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3 Death Shemp
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4 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 Joe Besser...*close curtains* -- Submitted By: (MvGSports) on July 17, 2015, 10:35 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 When Curly had his first stroke in 1946 (brought on no doubt by a terrible lifestyle and alcohol), you could notice the diminished quality of not only his performance, but of the shorts as well. Shemp took over shortly thereafter and the films were just not as funny (with a few notable exceptions). There were also a lot of remakes with Shemp just filling in the Curly roles. And although I voted "Never Boned," in reality, Shemp's death was the end of the shorts franchise. Joe Besser (who had appeared in other programs, including the "Abbott and Costello Show") evidently had a contract that stated he could not be abused like the others before him. That's why he would lisp, "Not so hard!" and hit back whenever Moe was ready to crack him (in the "Three Stooges Encyclopedia," Moe Howard bemoans this fact). The movies then brought in Curly Joe DeRita and toned down the (hilarious) violence. The new film obviously loved the characters and the Farrelly brothers knew what they were doing. The three leads were also pretty good (Sean Hayes in almost unrecognizable). As dumb and lowbrow as their humor was, it's still funnier than 99 percent of the crap we get today, so I say just enjoy the hold shorts. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 23, 2014, 11:46 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Joe Besser wasn't the worst, they made a few funny ones with him as the 3rd.. DeRita was probably the final BTF moment for this act..he wasn't funny, even though he said the same about Larry and Moe. @ParkerTillman, Curly died in '52, Shemp 3 years later -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on August 23, 2012, 10:18 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Even though Curly was my favorite (exactly how many shirts is he wearing in that "Niagara Falls" bit?), it didn't really "bone" until Shemp died. I'm not even sure if Curly died before Shemp. I know that Curly lived for a while after leaving the show due to a stroke, and actually has a cameo appearance in a "Shemp" ep. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on June 28, 2012, 2:20 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Joe, I went to see the movie, and it actually wasn't that bad. Yeah, there was a few gags that might not see the light of day with the original stooges, but for as much as I feared that this version of the stooges would be totally pissing on the grave of the stooges themselves, it turned out that the Farrelly Brothers didn't do too bad of a job on the movie. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 18, 2012, 4:32 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Joe Bag of Donuts, I knew that Moe, Shemp and Curly Howard had been brothers originally named Moses, Samuel and Jerome 'Babe' Horwitz. Curly [NOT Curly Joe] was easily the best of the six but he proved to be an unhappy clown. In order to get the part, he actually shaved his own wavy,chestnut locks but ever after would consider himself unattractive and would grow out his hair whenever they were out of production. Ironically though, as innocent and awkward as he seemed in character, he was quite the ladies' man offscreen who'd marry four times [Moe, Shemp and Larry each only had one spouse and none of them divorced]. Yeah, Shemp was an okay sub but his character wasn't an innocent like Curly and he seemed more manic and annoying. Shemp had had a steady movie career as a supporting comedic player for quite a few years before Curly's stroke caused him to rally to save the family enterprise. Moe also once disclosed that as fearless as Shemp was re comedy, he was a 'fraidy cat' offscreen who never learned to drive. The two Curly Joes are better simply skipped, IMO. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 14, 2012, 4:10 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
7 If anyone should see the new movie, please don't start a reason here that the movie caused them to bone. Instead, start a new topic altogether and call it The Three Stooges (2012) or something. I hate seeing new actors cause a classic series to bone. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on April 14, 2012, 3:03 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Curly was hands down the best, but even most of the Shemp shorts made up to 1952 are watchable, after which the shorts were recycled, except for a few scenes. Most of the Joe shorts sucked, but there were some i liked -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on April 10, 2012, 3:13 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 The stooges are classics, almost canonical since they first started filming shorts in the early 30's, some 80 plus years ago. How many knew that Moe, Shemp, & Curly were brothers? How many knew that Shemp was with the stooges before Curly, then came back to replace Curly as the third stooge after Curly's stroke? How many people knew there were six total stooges? There was Moe & Larry, then four different "third" stooges; Shemp, Curly, Joe, and Curly Joe. Great trivia for a classic show and pretty decent movies. The stooges rock. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on April 7, 2012, 6:22 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 Some of my favorite episodes are Shemps, but you can tell they started to run out of ideas towards the end of his tenure. Definitely boned when they brought in Joe. -- Submitted By: (John63btf) on February 3, 2012, 8:26 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 Boned when they brought out Joe and Curly Joe, the gay stooges. -- Submitted By: () on December 14, 2011, 6:50 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
12 Not as good without Curly, less good without Shemp, but never boned. -- Submitted By: (CharlesKim) on April 13, 2010, 5:23 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
13 I could get the argument for the death of Curly as a boning moment, but Shemp was a more than capable stooge. It was Shemp's death that boned them, especially when that whiny Joe came on board. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on December 5, 2009, 4:38 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
14 I'd say the three stooges boned when they brought on Curly Joe DeRita. Sure, Curly was missed, but I liked Shemp, I kind of liked Joe Besser. And Curly Joe DeRita brought nothing to the stooges. And just look at the movies they did with Joe DeRita like Snow White. Fish food! -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on August 9, 2009, 12:18 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
15 It just wasn't as good without Curly and his funny, high-pitched voice. -- Submitted By: (SilverFang) on August 7, 2009, 8:59 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
16 What! Why is this even here? The Stooges are what they are: guys hitting each other with wrenchs and hammers. Super worried about the film adapatation! That could suck in spades. The 3 Stooges should be untouchable. -- Submitted By: (Linco) on July 8, 2009, 1:54 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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