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Ants in the Pantry (1936)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  6 February 1936 (USA)
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The stooges are pest exterminators who drum up business by planting vermin in a ritzy mansion where a party is going on. They are hired, but must pose as guests to work unobserved. They ... See full summary »

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Moe (as Moe)
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Larry (as Larry)
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Curly (as Curley)
Clara Kimball Young ...
Mrs. Beulah Burlap
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The stooges are pest exterminators who drum up business by planting vermin in a ritzy mansion where a party is going on. They are hired, but must pose as guests to work unobserved. They ruin a piano and generally make a mess of the party, but the hostess passes them off as vaudeville comedians and they are invited to join the guests on a fox hunt. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Three assorted nuts...driving you bugs with laughter!

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6 February 1936 (USA)  »

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Pardon My Ants  »

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During shooting, a small container of red ants in Moe's pocket broke. All through the scene he was scratching, squirming and slapping himself on the neck, face and seat of his pants. "It was very funny," Moe recalled, "to everyone but me". See more »

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Curley: What does he think I am, a rat?
Moe: Yeah, what about it?
Curley: Well, he don't have to tell everybody.
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Followed by Termites of 1938 (1938) See more »

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25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Ants in the Pantry (1936)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The Three Stooges are working as exterminators but when business is slow they decide to plant the insects themselves, which just leads to trouble. All the jokes here are rather hit and miss with most of them being misses but this short is still pretty entertaining. There's a "cut the hards" scenes, which was borrowed from the Marx Brothers but it's pretty funny here as is another scene where the boys start a dance after a guy gets a mouse down his back.

Now available on Columbia's 2-disc set, which features over 20 shorts, all remastered.


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