The Three Stooges Show

Season 20 Episode 2

Booty and the Beast

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Aired Daily 6:00 PM Mar 05, 1953 on AMC
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The stooges do a good turn and help a stranger open a safe in what they think is the man's house. Actually the man is a crook and the boys were unwitting accomplices to a robbery. Once they realize what's happened, the stooges go after the bad guy and who's left on the train to Los Vegas. The boys trap the villain and recover the booty.

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  • The Stooges trail a safe cracker on a train to Las Vegas.

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    One of the first Stooges shorts to use extensive stock footage from a short still fairly recent at the time, and it really shows. The all new original opening scene is extremely well done. Kenneth MacDonald proves he can flawlessly play a dapper villian no matter how poor his lines are. The Stooges get some great visual gags invloving dynamite and nitroglycerin, most notable putting six sticks in the safe door. There's also a scattering of verbal gems, such as the "spell garage" and "I'll push this eye right through the other side of your head!" Vernon Dent is very sorely underused, and is given little to do.



    Sadly, 99% of the remaining film is stock footage from 1947's "Hold That Lion!". It's funny, but it doesn't feel right, and loses some of its luster the second time through. There's a single new scene that lasts three seconds and isn't funny. Don't expect much.moreless
Joe Besser

Joe Besser

Joe 1955-59

Joe De Rita

Joe De Rita

Curly-Joe 1958-71

Larry Fine

Larry Fine

Larry 1925-26, 1929-71

Moe Howard

Moe Howard

Moe 1922-26, 1929-71

Shemp Howard

Shemp Howard

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

Curly Howard

Curly Howard

Curly

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the original film, Hold That Lion! (1947), Kenneth MacDonald's character is named Ichabod Slipp. In new footage for this film, however, his character is not named. In the stock footage scenes used in this short, "Slipp" is dubbed over as "Him".

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Moe: (to Shemp) Now pay attention to what I tell ya or I'll push this eye right through the other side of your head!

    • Larry: (to the crook) Say, if I didn't know you was a gentleman, I'd swear you were a safecracker!
      Shemp: That's the funniest thing you ever said!

    • Shemp: Money gives me itchy palms!

    • Shemp: (trying to help Moe start the car) Why don't you try the choke?
      Moe: Thanks, I will.
      (Moe strangles Shemp.)

    • (Shemp thinks he blew his leg off while cracking the safe.)
      Larry: We'll get you a new leg.
      Moe: You'll be dancing in six months.
      Shemp: That's good, I never could dance before!

    • (The watchman catches the Stooges with the empty safe.)
      Watchman: Come along quietly. You'll get ten years for this.
      Moe: (clutching his chest and falling) Oh! My heart!
      Watchman: What's the matter with him?
      Larry: Every time he gets excited, his heart goes POOF!

    • Larry: Hey! How do you spell garage? With a g or a j?
      Shemp: With a g you idiot! G-A-R-A-J.
      Moe: Fine speller you turned out to be. G-A-R-A-J. Don't you know there's an e at the end of it?
      Shemp: You just made that up.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode's working title was "Fun for the Money".

    • Footage from Hold That Lion!, #100 (1947) was used extensively, including Curly Howard's (Horwitz) cameo appearance. This was the first Stooges short featuring Shemp to be a stock footage remake of another Stooges film starring Shemp.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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