The Three Stooges Show

Season 3 Episode 7

Whoops I'm an Indian!

Aired Daily 6:00 PM Sep 11, 1936 on AMC
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Episode Summary


After narrowly escaping from being shot by a hunter named Pierre for cheating in a casino game, The Three Stooges flee to the woods finding shelter in a house, which happens to belong to Pierre. With both Pierre and the Lobo City Sheriff on their trails, Larry, Moe and Curly use Indian uniforms as disguises. Short on time and choices, Curly is stuck wearing an Indian woman's clothes as a disguise. Mistaken for a real Indian woman, Curly is forced to marry Pierre. After that it's only a matter of time before Curly's cover is blown.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • On the run for fleecing the townspeople, the Stooges hide from the law and are mistaken for Native Americans by an Indian hating outlaw.

    "You keep your own wig warm!!" says Curly, while in drag hiding from the vicious Pierre (played flawlessly by the incredible Bud Jamison). This short is often overlooked and ignored, but I consider it to be one of the Stooge best westerns, even if it is politically incorrect. Most of the laughs are compacted into the end of the film, with Curly hiding from new "husband" Pierre. The first half of the film is kind of lackluster, really not much more than a great deal of running around. The fishing scene is the highlight, as are the comic actions of Robert McKensie as the befuddeled sheriff. Amusing, but not the Stooges best work. Curly's drag antics make the film.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goofs:

      A jump in the picture when Curly fires his rifle underwater.

      When Pierre tries to open the door, his hand slips from the doorknob at first.

      When the sherrif says "Three sets of footprints, maybe they're in the cabin," his lips aren't moving.

      When the lantern falls and smashes on Pierre's head, he falls to the ground and his hat falls off, but his hat's back on in the next shot.

      The Stooges are silent when they walk in the bar and say "How!" several times.

      After Pierre forces Moe and Larry to dance, it cuts to Curly and when it goes back to other shot, Pierre is holding his face as if Moe or Larry hit him but we don't see it.

      As the camera dissolves to the beginning of the wedding scene, we can see Curly at the end of saying something, but we don't hear what he's saying or see the beginning of it.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (Curly is having trouble fishing.)
      Curly: Got a piece of chewing tobacco in your pocket?
      Moe: What do you want chewing tobacco for?
      Curly: I'm going to feed it to the fish and when he comes up to spit I'll hit him on the head with my club.
      Moe: Can you spit?
      Curly: Soitenly! (he spits, and Moe hits him with the club)

    • Moe: Where'd you get all that stuff? Did you steal it?
      Larry: What do you think I am, a crook? I just took it.

    • Pierre: I think this game, she is crook'd. I smell the skunk!
      (Moe looks at Curly's skunk cap.)
      Moe: Take your hat off, you're gettin' conspickerous!

    • Pierre: (flirting with Curly, who is disguised as an Indian woman) You keep my wigwam?
      Curly: (offended) You keep your own wig warm!

    • (Curly, disguised as an Indian woman, was just married to Pierre. Pierre starts taking Curly upstairs to give her (him) a gown)
      Curly: Where we goin'?
      Pierre: Oh, for the honeymoon. For you I have the grand surprise!
      Curly: So have I, if you only knew it!

    • (The Stooges are disguised as Indians, when a stranger walks in)
      Moe: How!
      Larry: How!
      Curly: How we doin'?

    • (Curly sticks out his tongue at Moe while Moe is not looking. Moe spins around)
      Moe: (to Curly) What did you say?
      Curly: Nothin'!
      (Moe slaps Curly)
      Curly: What's that for?
      Moe: That's for what you were thinkin'.
      Curly: I ain't thinkin'!

    • Moe: (to Larry) Now, you go out and get a moose, and a few meeses. I'll run down an elk.
      Curly: I'll try and find the Knights of Columbus.

  • NOTES (4)


    • The title is a play on the stereotype of an Indian battle cry or "war whoop", along with the interjection, "Oops!" denoting surprise.

    • In an attempt to flag down a passing horse, Curly bares his leg at the rider. This is a parody of Claudette Colbert's hitchhiking scene in It Happened One Night (1934).