Get ready guys, especially those guys who love slapstick snd over the top silly comedy, The Three Stooges movies is here, and as Curly would say, Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk.
The Farrelly Brothers of Massachusetts and Rhode Island fame have made a movie about Moe, Larry and Curly ( and for a time Shemp), better known as the Three Stooges. From 1934-1959 the Howard brothers – Moe, Curly and Shemp along with Larry Fine made 190 short movies for Columbia Pictures. These short movies were about three dopey guys who always ended up in trouble, and usually got run out of town.
There was a not too subtle class warfare tone to the movies as these working class clowns usually made life miserable for the upper class phonies. But the Three Stooges were more about physical comedy, really physical comedy.
In each of these 190 movies the Stooges beat the living daylights out of each other as Curly smacked Moe in the head with a bucket of paint, Moe pulled on Larry’s hair, and my personal favorite, Moe’s two finger jab at Curly’s eyes.
This is strictly guy humor; women just can’t see what the laughter is all about as the Three Stooges take physical comedy to the next level or down a few levels, depending on your interest in someone being hit in the head with a hammer or having their noses caught in a vise.
But despite the fact that the Stooges never won an academy award for their films, they are forever enshrined in the comedy hall of fame and even today have a huge following that watches these nit wits make fools of themselves.
In those movies the Stooges played everything from gas station attendants who are mistaken for college graduates ( my personal favorite) to carpenters who destroy the house they are working on to doctors who have no clue, except to go after the beautiful nurses.
All the movies end on a happy, if not mass destructive note with the Stooges winning the day over the puffed-up society types and getting the lovely girls. Often after bringing mayhem and havoc, the Stooges ride out of town with smiles on their faces.
I have a pretty good hunch that the movie theaters will be filled with guys watching The Three Stooges, so my advice to women – let your man go and find something else to do for two hours.