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 ... See full summary »

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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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Larry's running down the street is sped up for comic effect, with post-production sounds of rapid footsteps added. His frantic driving of the van, with its speakers booming out "Pop Goes the Weasel" (the same recording as on the radio earlier), is also sped up. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

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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I Thought I Wanted You
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Music by Archie Gottler
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A knock out good time.
6 February 2002 | by (Metairie, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

Curly plays a gentle and passive waiter. Who is bullied by a fight promoter(Moe)and his friends. And a strugling musican(Larry) plays Pop Goes the Weasel, and something snaps inside Curly, he becomes a mean fighting machine, and beats up the guys who were bullying him. But when Larry stops playing Pop Goes the Weasel Curly becomes gentle and passive again, and does not remember a thing. Moe sees the next champ in Curly and trains him. With Larry along for the ride. A Stooge classic. The funniest boxing scenes ever. Its Moe larry and Curly at there best.


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