The Three Stooges Show

Season 20 Episode 1

Up in Daisy's Penthouse

Aired Daily 6:00 PM Feb 05, 1953 on AMC
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Episode Summary


The Stooges decide to make their mother happy by preventing their newly rich dad from marrying Daisy, a gold-digger after his money. Shemp looks like dad, so he impersonates him and marries Daisy. What the Stooges don't know is that Daisy is in cahoots with some crooks, and they plan to bump off her new husband. The boys foil the crook's plan and take Pa home to Ma.


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  • The Stooges are trying to prevent their father from marrying a wealthy floozy who unknowingly is planning to bump him off.

    A lackluster start to 1953. This short has its origins in 1937's "3 Dumb Clucks", but this outing is considerably weaker, mainly because the Stooges are slowing down with age and poor health.

    The opening sequence in the Stooge's bedroom is much slower than the prison opening in the original. The Stooges just don't have enough to do. They arrive at Pa's house in record time, but non of the gags here are very funny either. Connie Cezon outdoes Lucille Lund as Daisy, but Jack Kenny and John Merton make pretty lame gangsters. Afetr Pa leaves, the short experiences its highlight with the Stooges trying on the clothes in Pa's closet. The "moth eggs" and "King Solomon's pants" scenes are side splitters. The classics hat shop bits from the original are removed from the remake, and the party scenes are extended. Much of this is just the Stooges pointlessly running around, with no monkey business to do. The "eenar frappini" drink gag is really the only original thing of value here. The ending is salvaged thorugh stock footage,and is terribly edited in. Passable.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


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Pop hands the Stooges a wad of money, he begins saying the line "Go out and get yourself some nice...", then there's a sudden cut and a short pause before Pop finishes the sentence with "clothes." This strange pause happens because the camera has changed position to show Shemp, and Shemp also plays Pop in a dual role.

    • When Pop pulls himself up out of the cement and begins to speak, it is obviously a double and not Shemp (Shemp plays Pop in a dual role).

    • When the Stooges fall from the roof of the building, stock footage from 3 Dumb Clucks is used. The first landing scene is also stock footage, but when the new footage is shown, construction equipment magically appears out of nowhere.

    • When Moe gets his drink splashed in the face by Larry, his hair is wet. But in the next scene, his hair is perfectly dry.

    • When the mothballs fall out of Pa's coat, one of the crew members can be heard laughing in the background.

  • QUOTES (9)

  • NOTES (1)


    • Shemp: King Solomon would give them each half... Shemp is making a joke about the famous Biblical proverb in which King Solomon contemplates cutting a baby in half when two women lay claim to it.

    • The scene where Shemp tries to remove a "stain" (actually a pool of sunlight) from a pair of trousers is copied directly from the earlier Stooges short Sing a Song of Six Pants (1947).