The Three Stooges Show

Rhythm and Weep

Season 13, Ep 8, Aired 10/3/46
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  • Episode Description
  • The Stooges are failed actors who decide to jump off a building, where they meet three failed female dancers and decide not to jump. They then meet a producer who wants them to be part of his show. Everything is going great until the Stooges find out that the producer is really an escaped mental patient.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joe Besser

    Joe 1955-59

  • Joe De Rita

    Curly-Joe 1958-71

  • Larry Fine

    Larry 1925-26, 1929-71

  • Moe Howard

    Moe 1922-26, 1929-71

  • Shemp Howard

    Shemp 1922-25, 1929-32, 1947-55

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Failed actor Stooges decide to kill themselves, but then meet three depressed dancers and end up with parts in a millionaire's musical show.

    By Woolsey, Feb 16, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Mr. Walsh: The way I throw my money around I'll bet you think I'm crazy!

    • Moe: How old are you, bub? Curly: I'm twenty-six. Moe: No, you couldn't get that homely in 26 years.

    • Larry: I play in five flats, and get kicked out of all of them.

    • Mr. Walsh: I can only afford to pay you $1000 a week. Moe: Mere pin money. But we'll take it!

    • Mr. Walsh: Unfortunately, I happen to be a millionaire. In fact, I'm afflicted with millions. Curly: What a disease!

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    Notes (3)

    • The Stooges dress as ballerinas to introduce the girl's ballet number. A similar introductory scene with the girls dressed as the Stooges was filmed but cut from the final movie.

    • The song Swingeroo Joe (played by Walsh and the Stooges) is actually called Chambers Boogie.

    • This film's working title was "Acting Up".

    Trivia (3)

    • Early in the film, Mr. Smellington violently throws a basket at Curly, and Curly barely catches it. Just a few moments later, Curly pulls an undmaged pie out of the basket. It is unlikely that the pie could have survived such rough handling.

    • Although the Stooges are on a 20-story building in the middle of a city when they plan to jump and kill themselves, trees can be seen in the background in some rooftop shots.

    • The yell of the offscreen man hit by the hammer is the distinctive yell of actor Bud Jamison, who supported the Stooges in many of their films of the 30s and early 40s. The yell was obviously dubbed in from another film, as Jamison died in 1944.

    Allusions (1)

    • The "medical examination" sketch that the Stooges perform is modelled after a similar routine performed by Buster Keaton and Monty Collins in the Columbia short General Nuisance (1941).

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