Did you like them? Who was your favorite? Which short is your favorite?
I always loved it when they interacted with the rich, society types who were always so overdone and over the top.
Yuk, never liked them. They all looked dirty and greasy and there was too much mean spiritedness, too much violence. Laural and Hardy are more my speed because a lot of humor comes from just anticipating what they were setting up.
R1 = mincing prisspot.
The Three Stooges were comedy genius.
My parents used to force me to watch a half hour of The Three Stooges (hosted by Officer Joe Bolton, as I recall), whenever I had been naughty enough to warrant punishment. To this day, I wince at the thought of them.
I get hysterical to this day watching them. Moe and Curley for sure
I think Shemp was underrated.
YES. MOE. NONE.
I have to agree with the second part of OP's post. You could make a claim the Stooges were socialists.
I work right next to the Three Stooges Museum in suburban Philadelphia. It is operated by a relative of Larry's (by marriage). It is, surprisingly, a very high tech place and some of the artifacts are priceless.
When the movie opened last year, the owner of the museum was quoted as saying today's kids have no idea who the Stooges are. I went to the movie on a Saturday night and the place was packed with very young kids.
I work for them.
If you like fart jokes you will love this
Curly was a bear before there were bears.
Any stories of the homosex?
Let's not and say we did!
That's shit for eldergays with no taste.
To me, the Stooges always seemed like a "guy" thing. There are women who love them and men who loathe them, but as a whole, I've noticed that its the boys who go nuts for that sort of humor.
That is why I am interested in hearing the views of gay men on this subject.
Mel Gibson is a huge fan.
Curly had a habit of adopting stray unwanted dogs. I love him.
LOVE the Stooges.....they were a huge part of my childhood tv watching, and one of the only points on which my older brother and I could meet. Officer Joe Bolton on WPIX 11 was the host, as mentioned in an earlier post.
I always got the impression Will Sasso was channeling a mentally deficient Curly in Drop Dead Gorgeous.
I absolutely HATE the Three Stooges - talk about annoying!
Mention of Officer Joe Bolton brings on LSD-like flashbacks (didn't another channel have a different policeman host?) - what's next ... "The Magic Garden"?
Did you notice how Curly was called curly though he had no hair?
That's because curly didn't refer to his hair. It refereed to his love of pigs tails. And he did the sex with them.
I like the Three Stooges and Shemp is my favorite, next Larry then Curly then Moe. I also like Emil Sitka alot. I think the sound effects with all the eye-poking and punching/slapping is hilarious and it's also funny when they jab men in the ass with sharp objects--often with the line "I'm losing my mind!". I have wondered what it would be like to watch them stoned, maybe I will do that one of these days....
They are usually on Antenna TV on Saturday nights.
Emil Sitka's famous line--"Hold hands you lovebirds".
I recall a made-for-TV movie about them, with Michael Chiklis as Curly, Evan Handler as Larry, and a way-too-good-looking guy as Moe.
Joe was a homo.
Why is the ugly one always gay?
Was there any logic in the Three Stooges? Moe was kind of a sadist, always hitting the other Stooges.
[quote]To me, the Stooges always seemed like a "guy" thing. There are women who love them and men who loathe them, but as a whole, I've noticed that its the boys who go nuts for that sort of humor.
I've always got this sense about them too - it's just a guy thing.
My mom HATED them and didn't like it when me and my younger brother would watch them on sunday mornings (c. late 80s). We're both gay.
It's one of those things I associate with childhood. I also associate old WB cartoons and those creepy black and white Popeye cartoons with sunday mornings. Old Our Gang shorts too. It was all before my time but the local stations used to replay that stuff all the time. They seem to me now these strange, fascinating snapshots of pre-WWII US.
I'm gay and loathe them!
Slowly I turn....step by step....inch by inch...
Love, love, LOVE The Stooges. They are all my favorite. I never tire of their short "Micro-Phonies" (1945)as it has the classic Stooges and Society Swells in the same room set up. Curley plays Senorita Cucaracha at one point, and it also features the golden-throated Christine McIntyre! I also love the often-featured "Society Dame" with the best actress's name ever "Symona Boniface"!
I agree r28 about it being a kind of picture of pre WW II society and I like looking at the cars, buildings, etc. and comparing/contrasting that with today. There was one of their short films where Curly was put in southern belle drag and ended up doing some dance and his dress fell down revealing his bloomers. I laughed so hard my stomach hurt. If you notice, some of their "shorts" from the 1930s deal with the Stooges looking for jobs and many jobless people went to the theaters then where The Three Stooges were often shown along with newsreels and cartoons before the main feature.