A professor plays Pygmalion to three bumbling garbagemen and tries to turn them into gentlemen.

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A professor bets that he can turn the stooges into gentlemen. After many attempts to teach them etiquette, he brings them to a fancy society party. The stooges new found manners don't last very long, and the party quickly degenerates. By the end, the other guests have adopted stooge-like behavior and the stooges leave as gentlemen. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Meet the new darlings of society

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This is the first of three shorts in which Curly gets a sofa spring attached to his back. The spring gag would be used again in Three Little Sew and Sews (1939), An Ache in Every Stake (1941), with Shemp Howard in Hugs and Mugs (1950) and Joe DeRita in _Have Rocket - Will Travel (1959)_ . See more »

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When the spring is attached to Curly and Professor Nichols' behinds, you can also see a string inside of it. See more »

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Moe: [reading] "See the deer. Has the deer any doe?"
Curly: Yeah, two bucks!
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Can The Stooges Be Transformed? Soytenlee.....NOT!
11 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although not the funniest, this remains a "classic" Three Stooges film, one you never forget. The story, used a number of times not only in Stooges films but in famous feature films like "My Fair Lady" is the idea of trying to totally transform someone. Here, it's Curly, Larry and Moe.

The three guys try to answer the question two rich guys debate: heredity or environment? Which has the most influence. They wind up betting $10,000 (a ton of money back then) on the outcome with the Stooges as the subject matter.

There are a lot of classic slapstick sight gags here in the last 10 minutes when the boys have to strut their stuff at a big hoi-polloi-type affair. I thought the best gag was the Curly trying to dance with a big, fat woman who kept knocking him down, only to have him spring back up. (Well.....you have to see it.)


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