The Three Stooges Show

Season 17 Episode 8

Slaphappy Sleuths

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Aired Daily 6:00 PM Oct 09, 1950 on AMC
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Moe, Larry, & Shemp are detectives who are asked to go undercover as gas station attendants in order to bust up a gang of robbers.

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  • Moe, Larry, & Shemp are private detectives who go under cover as gas station attendants to capture a gang of bandits.

    8.1
    Another great, frequently overlooked gem of 1950. Although this short is somewhat unoriginal, borrowing the detective and fight sequences from 1935's Horses' Collars and the gas station scenes from 1938's Violent is the Word for Curly, it still manages to hold its own pretty well. There are some wonderful original highlights as well, such as Shemp carrying his lunch in his pants, and the crooks hiding their car in their hotel room. This short also has a great racial gag. Moe's face is covered in soot, and Larry asks him to sing "Mammy". Worth checking out if you can find a decent copy.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 (2)

    • Fast motion is used several times during the climatic fight scene.

    • The second time the henchwoman is socked in the face and knocked out, Shemp and Joe can be seen fighting in the background even though Shemp is supposed to be unconcious and Joe is fighting Moe. This error was caused because the shot of the henchwoman slumping into the chair is the same one seen earlier in the fight scene when Shemp was still concious.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Larry grabs a phone while fighting the henchman.)
      Larry: Hello? It's for you.
      (The thug drops his club and takes the phone.)
      Henchman: Oh, thanks. Hello?
      Larry: Goodbye!
      (Larry bashes him with the club.)

    • Fuller Grime: You were in the service, weren't you?
      Moe: That's right.
      Fuller Grime: Did you ever get a commission?
      Moe: No! Just straight salary!

    • Fuller Grime: Did anyone point a gun at you?
      Larry: Yeah, but he couldn't shoot me.
      Fuller Grime: How come?
      Larry: I had my finger in the barrel.

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The Onion Oil Company's motto "In Onion there's strength" is a play on the old adage "In union there's strength."

    • Most of the Stooges dialogue about being detectives, most notably the jokes about the "run down heel", are taken from the Stooges previous short Horses's Collars (1935).

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