The Three Stooges Show

Season 6 Episode 7

Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise

Aired Daily 6:00 PM Oct 06, 1939 on AMC
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Episode Summary


Curly keeps wishing and eventually gets what he wishes for each time. The Stooges end up meeting a woman who gives them food. They offer to fix her pump in return. They find out she has an oil well but she sold the deed to three men. The stooges go to get it back.


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  • The Stooges happen upon a widow who lost her oil land to swindlers and set out to get it back.

    "Don't look now, but I think we're about to be killed." A classic line from a memorable, although not necessarily essential Stooges film. Curly is the star of this one, showing off his wishing skills to help keep the plot moving. This short like "Cash and Carry" promotes the Stooges as good-hearted buffoons, and it works far better here than in any other of their sentimental shorts. My favorite scenes have to be in farmer Richard Fiske's barn, attempting to saw wood, only to result in ruining his saws. Lots of great physical gags that prove just how timeless the Stooges are.moreless
Dorothy Comingore

Dorothy Comingore

April Jenkins (as Linda Winters)

Guest Star

Richard Fiske

Richard Fiske

Farmer Johnson

Guest Star

Eva McKenzie

Eva McKenzie

Widow Jenkins

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • When the oil squirted out of the pump and into Moe's face, Moe neglected to close his eyes, which resulted in the first aid man having to pry Moe's eyes open and clean his eyes out.

    • Padding can be seen on Moe's chest when the saw swings back and hits him in the stomach.

    • When the Stooges push the crowbar and cause it to spin, it swings around and bonks Curly and Larry in the head. Although it misses Moe, he still acts as though he had been hit.

    • When the Stooges first see the crook's car with the sign on it, you can see the Stooges' reflections as they run towards the car. But when the camera moves back to the Stooges, they are standing still and begin running towards the car a moment later.

    • You can see a wire moving the wooden door in the bottom of the wagon.

    • Goofs:
      There's a spot where Larry spits a raw egg that hits Moe in the face. When the camera view's Moe's face, the egg looks more cooked, and not raw and gooey.

      As the stooges use a crowbar to unscrew the water pump, the crowbar points on a downward angle, but just as they all charge for the crowbar to give it a strong push, the crowbar is perfectly horizontal.

  • QUOTES (17)

  • NOTES (2)


    • Benjamin Franklin: Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

      The title "Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise" is another parody of the Benjamin Franklin's "early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise," along with the previous short called "Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb."