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Moe discovers Curly's unknown boxing talent when he knocks out the Champ at a restaurant when Larry plays "Pop Goes the Weasal" on the violin. Moe becomes Curly's manager, and they win every fight, with the help of Larry. At the championship game, though, Larry's violin breaks. Curly is getting beat down bad when Larry makes his unexpected entrance and helps Curly prevail. Written by Patrick Lin <pjustinl@worldnet.att.net>

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Trivia

Larry Fine's violin talent was developed when he took up the instrument in therapy after a childhood injury to his arms. It became a trademark of his during his The Three Stooges career. See more »

Goofs

The cathedral-style radio that Larry Fine takes to the ring is a General Electric model K-64. He takes it from an RCA shop, but at the time GE made radios for RCA. It is plausible that the radio would continue to play after leaving the front of the shop, as they could be made to run on batteries. When the radio is seen at ringside, its front panel has been changed, doubtless part of the modifications made so it would do minimal damage to Larry when it was smashed down over his head. See more »

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[KO Stradivarius tries to leave the boxing ring but gets caught in the ropes]
KO Stradivarius: Time out! Time out!
Moe: I suppose you'll want the afternoon off.
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Referenced in The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze (1963) See more »

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I Thought I Wanted You
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Music by Archie Gottler
[Played during the opening credits]
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Stooges' Best Short
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Punch Drunks (1934)

**** (out of 4)

Three Stooges short has the wimpy Curley turning into a mean fighting machine each time he hears Pop Goes the Weasel. This is certainly the best short I've seen from the Stooges and i doubt they made one that was better. The laughs are non-stop from start to finish the violent humor is great throughout as well. The site gags are also pretty good including Larry walking into the bar, pulling his hat off and a part of it remaining on. The boxing match at the end also contains plenty of laughs.


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