The Three Stooges Show

Season 4 Episode 6

Cash and Carry

Aired Daily 6:00 PM Sep 03, 1937 on AMC
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Episode Summary


The Stooges are gold prospectors housed in the city dump. The return home to find a young girl and her crippled brother living there. The boy needs an operation and the Stooges vow to help. They find $62 (that the siblings have already saved up) and plan to give it to them, that is until it is stolen. The theives send on a treasure hunt to dig through to a Federal Bank for the treasure.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • The Stooges try to raise money for a little boy's operation and soon dig into the US Treasury.

    "500 dollars, gee that's almost a million!" The Stooges get a chance to show off their lackluster math skills in this film. Unlike many other Stooges comedies, this one relies heavily on a plot, and has a definite build up and conclusion. The plot is also quite sentimental, and is based around the Stooges caring for impoverished young people, something that they really didn't focus on a great deal. It's an interesting change of pace for them. The ending with the Stooges blasting into the vault allows them to show off some still great physical moves, but it pales in comparison to their other works.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Moe: Home sweet home...I can hardly wait.

    • Larry: Keep cool!
      Moe: I can't, it's hot in here!

    • President Roosevelt: (to the Stooges) As for you gentlemen, in view of the extenuating circumstances, I find it possible to extend to you executive clemency.
      Curly: (begging) Oh, no! Please, not that!
      (Moe nudges Curly angrily)
      Moe: He means we're free to go! (The Stooges and Jimmie thank the President and salute him.)

    • Moe: (to Curly, after Curly accidentally hit Moe) Remind me to kill you later.
      Curly: (searching his pockets) I'll make a note of it...I ain't got a pencil!
      Moe: Well, I changed my mind. I'm gonna do it now.
      (Moe slaps Curly)

    • Con man: (as he's driving away) So long, chumps!
      Curly: (laughing) Chumps...He don't even know our names!

    • Con man: There's a treasure in it...was buried by Captain Kidd's kid.
      Curly: No kiddin'?

    • Moe: There's $62 bucks there. How long do we have to wait before it swells to 500?
      Banker: (looking at a chart) 62 dollars?
      Moe: Yes, sir.
      Banker: That'll take you 104 years, 6 months, and 17 days.
      Moe: Oh, we can't wait that long!
      Curly: Why not? Time marches on!

    • Moe: What do you leave your money layin' around in cans for? Why don't you put it in the bank?
      Jimmie: Will the bank give it back to us?
      Curly: Oh, sure! They didn't used to, but now they do!
      (Moe scowls at Curly)

    • Jimmie: (doing homework) I'm stuck. How much is six and six?
      Moe: (to Curly, who was creeping away) Well...hey, you help him!
      Curly: (thinking) Six and six? Don't tell me...two sixes...Boxcars!
      Jimmie: (confused) Boxcars?
      Curly: (making a dice rolling motion) Yeah! Looks like two lumps of sugar with smallpox! You throw it up there...
      Moe: (overhearing) Hey! What are you tryin' to learn the kid?

  • NOTES (6)

    • Scenes from this film were used in the 1984 music video for The Jump 'n the Saddle Band's Stooge-themed hit, The Curly Shuffle.

    • This short's working title was "Golddigging in the Treasury".

    • Sonny Bupp (Little Jimmy) is better known for his role as Charles Foster Kane III in Citizen Kane (1941). This was his only Stooges role.

    • Running time: 18 minutes 21 seconds

    • Writer Clyde Bruckman's story was later adapted for comedian Andy Clyde in his short films A Miner Affair (1945) and Two April Fools (1954). The ending was also adapted for Abbott & Costello's Comin' Round the Mountain (1951).

    • Involving the Stooges as miners helping a crippled orphan get money for his leg surgery, this short is notable for showing an uncharacteristically sentimental side to the comedy team.


    • The title of the short, "Cash and Carry," was a popular saying of the era. In particular, tabloid newspapers of the time referred to actor Cary Grant and his second wife, wealthy heiress Barbara Hutton, as "Cash and Cary".