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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

This film was originally called A Symphony of Punches but was changed before its release. See more »

Goofs

It's obvious that the audience in KO Stradivarius' fight is stock footage from the 1920s, judging by the film speed, fashions, and orthochromatic film stock used, being shown in a continuous loop. Take a look at the guy in the middle of the footage who keeps shaking his friend's neck. See more »

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Girl: Could you help me? I'm in a terrible dilemma.
Moe: Yeah, I don't care much for these foreign cars myself.
Girl: No, I mean I'm stuck . . .
Moe: On me? Aw, that's what all the girls say.
Girl: No, silly. Stuck in the mud.
Moe: Uh, yeah.
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Referenced in Saps at Sea (1940) 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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Very Funny Stooges Comedy
19 June 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Punch Drunks" is a very good Three Stooges' comedy, with a typically silly situation leading to a lot of confusion and laughs. Moe is a struggling boxing manager who is eating lunch when he discovers that his waiter, Curly, transforms into a formidable fighter whenever he hears the song "Pop Goes the Weasel". Curly soon gets the chance to fight the champ. The fight sequence, cross-cut with Larry's frantic attempts to provide the needed musical accompaniment, is filled with laughs, and caps off a very funny short film. All three Stooges get the chance to perform at their best in this one.


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