Joe's reference to his friend Felix, who mailed him the trick cigar, is most likely a jab at Felix Adler, the writer of this and countless other Stooges shorts.
As Jos sits on the oil well and plugs it up, Moe and Larry shake hands and stop. When the camera cuts to the shot of the oil geyser shooting back into the air, Moe and Larry are shaking hands and stop again.
When Joe says "That was better than the first thought!", his mouth isn't moving correctly.
When Joe is supposed to say "He steals from everybody.", he flubs this line and pauses awkwardly until Moe finally says it for him.
When Moe yells "Why, you imbecile, you wrecked my pajamas!", his mouth isn't moving.
Moe: (using the pump) What's the matter with this thing now?
Joe: Sounds like it's got asthma.
Larry: (dazed) Good night mother, wind up the cat and put out the clock.
(One of Joe's legs is in Moe's pantleg.)
Moe: Hey, how'd you get inside of my pants?
Joe: That's a surprise to me!
Moe: What does the Geiger counter say?
Larry: Click, click, click, click!
Joe: What did you say? I didn't hear ya.
Moe: I said you're a nitwit-imbecile!
Joe: Flattery, will get you no place!
Larry: Hey, we're looking for uranium, not eureka!
(The Stooges want to milk a cow.)
Larry: Wait a minute! What good's a cow? You know milk comes in bottles!
Joe: It does?
Larry: Sure, all sizes.
Joe: Gee, I wish I had some milk!
(A cow moos outside.)
Moe: Hey, there's a cow out there! What comes from cows?
Joe: I wish that cigar would blow right up in his face. (He sees the cigar blow up in Larry's face.) I got my wish again. Hey, I'm scared.
Moe: So am I.
Joe: I'm an unsuccessful cork.
Running time: 16 minutes 09 seconds
Oil's Well That Ends Well is one of two Stooge short that does not have a supporting cast. The other is 1950's Self-Made Maids. Although it should be noted that an extra can be seen at one point in Self-Made Maids, although he plays no part in the dialogue or story.
Though technically a reworking of Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise (1939), none of the original plot is featured in this short. In addition, the only recylced footage utilized in Oil's Well That Ends Well is the shot of Curly Howard riding the oil gusher up into the sky. In addition, the concept of Joe wishing for things that come true was borrowed from Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise.
The title is a play on the adage "All's well that ends well."