The Three Stooges Show

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (1828)

  • The Good Fairy: (to Ted, about Larry) You don't mind if I interrogate him, do you? Ted: Well, he's kinda young but all right.

  • Ted: I had four boys but I had to drown one.

  • The Good Fairy: Hast thou any children? Ted: You mean have I any children? (points to the Stooges) What do you think they are, baboons?

  • (Ted hears a woman's voice coming from the closet.) Ted: Boys, you haven't been holding out on the old man, have ya?

  • Ted: Once upon a time, there was a fellow called Paul Revere. Larry: Where was he born? Ted: He was born in Canada. Moe: What part? Ted: Houston, Texas. No, he lived in Montreal. That's a beautiful city, Montreal. You go way up in the mountains in a log cabin and you open a window, and the sunshine in the morning smacks you right in the face. (Ted slaps Curly.)

  • Ted: What happened in 1776? Curly: What street?

  • (Ted hits Curly in the head and it makes a ringing sound.) Ted: Did you hear that? He's got a musical head!

  • Headwaiter: I'll get you later! Ted: You should live so long.

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Notes (607)

  • This film was considered lost until it resurfaced at UCLA's film archives in 1976.

  • A Ted Healy and his Stooges episode, and the only film to feature Shemp as one of Ted's Stooges as opposed to Curly.

  • The Woman in the Shoe number is stock footage from the musical film Lord Byron of Broadway (1930). The Fan Episode number is taken from the unfinished movie The March of Time (1930).

  • The first of two Stooges shorts in color. The other is Hello Pop! (1933).

  • A Ted Healy and his Stooges episode

  • Curly's first appearance as one of the Stooges

  • Many of the gags involving the Stooges as waiters would be reworked almost a decade later for the Stooges short Loco Boy Makes Good (1942).

  • A Ted Healy and his Stooges episode

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Trivia (663)

  • Even though Ted and the Stooges break the bed before the first musical number begins, it is somehow back in one piece when the number is over.

  • The first time Ted hits Curly in the forehead, he knocks him back into Moe and Larry and no sound effect is heard. But every other time Ted hits Curly's forehead, a sound effect is heard.

  • In the first scene at the busy cafe, Johann Strauss' Blue Danube Waltz can be heard playing in the background.

  • As the train conductor walks off-camera after talking to Moe and Curly, he stumbles over something and almost falls down.

  • Goofs: Moe's jacket is buttoned in the part where the Stooges are fighting at the beginning, but in the next shot, his jacket is unbuttoned. When Larry is singing to Marjorie White, in one part when he sings "And when I'm finished with my grooming", Marjorie White almost sings it along with him when she wasn't supposed to. Right before the scene cuts to Curly doing his funny walk down the hallway, Marjorie White looks like she's about to say something. Larry broke his finger when tumbling out of the berth with the other Stooges. In the scene where Marjorie White is trying to hide Curly, she throws her hat up to the top berth, but it accidentally falls back down and she has to throw it up again. When the camera pans over to Moe and Curly as old men, you can see as shadow of a mircrophone in the background. At the end while Larry is singing "My life, my love, my all", you can see Moe elbow Curly to let him know that another hit is coming. You can see a scar on Larry's nose throughout the whole short.

  • A freeze frame is used when we first see McGurn lying unconscious on the ceiling fan.

  • The song that Larry attempts to play on his violin when he first enters the restaurant is Johann Strauss' Blue Danube Waltz.

  • Goofs: In the beginning when the camera zooms into Moe while he's talking, his hands are empty, but in the next shot, he has a fork in his hand. You can hear the sound effect of one of the mugs punching Curly before it even happens. When Moe and Curly are helping Larry out of the water, Larry's violin is floating on the water, but in the next shot, it's in his hand. The man who fell off the back of the truck when Larry drove it off broke his arm. When Larry has a radio on his head and crashes into the wall, the radio is placed on his head differently than it was in the previous shot. At the end, we see various other bodies scattered across the ring next to Killer, but we never saw Curly knock them out. In the stock crowd footage used for the boxing scenes, two men in the audience can be seen flipping the bird by holding up their middle fingers. This happens relatively early on in the match. During the fight, when Larry is seen running down the street, a voice can be heard in the distance saying, "Run! All the way!" This happens twice in the film. Larry's running down the street is sped up for comic effect, with post-production sounds of rapid footsteps added. His frantic driving of the van, with its speakers booming out "Pop Goes the Weasel" (the same recording as on the radio earlier), is also sped up.

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Allusions (176)

  • The title is the spoof of "nursery rhymes".

  • Ted: Did you ever hear of Garbo or Harlow? Ted is talking about Greta Garbo and Jean Harlow, two of the most popular leading ladies in films of the time.

  • Moe: (describing drama) Yeah, that Noel Coward stuff! Moe is referring to Noel Coward, the great English playwright.

  • The title is a spoof of the phrase "plain nuts".

  • Mr. McGurn jokingly refers to Curly as Beau Brummel, the famous 19th century dandy who popularized elaborate clothes for gentlemen. He is obviously poking fun at Curly's shabby clothes.

  • The title is a spoof of the popular medical drama film, Men in White (1934).

  • The part where the Stooges push a stopped car down a hill to retrieve a lady's hat, and the scene where Moe and Lulu poke eachother to make one another's tongues stick out are reworked from Laurel and Hardy's silent classic We Faw Down (1928).

  • The scene where the Stooges stop in the middle of the football game to pose for a picture is identical to a scene in Wheeler & Woolsey's Hold 'em Jail (1932). Charles Dorety plays a photographer in both films.

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