The Stooges are ice men who agree to be Mrs. Lawrence's kitchen help for a fancy birthday party she is having for her husband. The Stooges end up making a gas-filled cake which goes off in the husbands face as he recognizes the Stooges as the icemen.moreless
The oven that the Stooges use to bake the cake is a "QUICK MEAL" oven. However, to conceal the brand name, the letters "U", "C", and "E" were altered. Thus, the oven has a gibberish brand name reading "QDIOK MBAL." The smaller text printed beneath the name has also been heavily changed, rendering it mostly illegible.
Goofs: You can see where the ice has been split before Moe cracks it open with the axe. Also, Larry is holding one of the ice block halves in position until Moe hits it, then jumps out of its way when it falls.
In many scenes, they use Styrofoam boxes as the ice blocks, but you can easily tell the difference.
After Curly gives the maid an ice cube and says "Free sample" the maid looks like she's going to throw the ice cube back at Curly, but it cuts to the next scene before it happens.
The shot of Mr. Lawrence running down the stairs is played twice. This might not be a mistake. Maybe they just wanted to make it seem like he was running longer. After Curly says, "What does blood smell like?" he has a lot more "blood" on his face than he did in the shot before.
When Curly is dragged out of the back of the ice truck, the seat of his pants are obviously very thickly padded, and the 'ice' is obviously plastic. When Curly first bumps into Mr. Lawrence due to the spring on his back, Mr. Lawrence looks up with mean expression on his face, but in the next shot, he's looking down and smiling.
In the scene where the cook throws a knife at Curly, frame by frame viewing reveals a string attached to the knife. Obviously the scene was filmed in reverse of the way it was shown.
If you watch closely, you can see the split in the ice block before it breaks over Curly's head.
(Curly is talking to a block of ice as he shaves it.)
Curly: Tell me, is it as warm in the summer as it is in the country, or vice versa?
Mrs. Lawrence: What's going on here? Dinner is suppose to be ready, and you're out here playing a game!
Chef: Games? Madame, I quit!
Mrs. Lawrence: But you can't quit! What about my dinner?
Chef: (grabbing the maid) Dinner, you cook it yourself! I quit and she quit too!
Mr. Lawrence: Thanks, I got home all right with this cake.
(One of the Stooges' blocks of ice knocks him facefirst into the cake.)
Curly: (holding the tiny remains of a block of ice) Here you are lady, where do I put it?
Maid: Why, you can put that piece in you pocket!
Maid: (yelling from the top of a huge staircase) Yoohoo! Iceman! Iceman! Bring me up ten cents worth of ice and make it snappy!
Moe: I'll kill you later...personally.
Curly: A tootsy-fruitsy!
(Curly pulls a cherry out of the punchbowl.)
Mr. Lawrence: I've seen these fellas someplace before, but I just can't place them.
Larry: Do we know how to cook?
Moe: Do we!
Curly: Do we?
Curly: We'll cook your dinner and it'll be the talk of the town! Also the county!
Mrs. Lawrence: Where's the cake?
Mr. Lawrence: I'm wearing it!
Curly: Hey Moe, what does blood smell like? It's not bad.It tastes like ketchup.
Moe: (sees the spilled ketchup bottle above Curly) It is ketchup, you numbskull.
Curly: Lady, why don't you get an electric icebox? It does away with all your work, worry, fuss, and bother and gives you plenty of freah food!
Maid: Say that again!
Curly: You almost broke the ice!
Moe: I'll break your head!
(Mr. Lawrence falls and smashes the cake.)
Baker: I told you to be careful!
Curly: I got a perfect score!
Moe: No you haven't, you need another strike.
(Moe slaps Curly.)
Curly: (his head stuck in ice) Hey fellas! Hey fellas! I'm stuck! Defrost me!
Moe: Oh, a frozen dainty.
(The Stooges sing a song to Mr. Lawrence and present him with his birthday cake.)
Moe: We baked you a birthday cake...
Larry: If you get a tummyache...
Curly: And you moan and groan and woe...
Stooges: Don't forget we told you so!
Customer: We'll die of the heat before those dumb icemen get here! Yesterday, they put the ice in the radio!
(Curly is literally shaving the ice.)
Curly: Did you have a pink tie on? No? Well, here's your lip.
A colorized version of this film can be found on the Stooged and Confoosed DVD.
Curly's turkey-stuffing scene was previously used in the Shemp solo short A Peach of a Pair (1934) and later performed again by Shemp in the short Listen, Judge (1952).
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