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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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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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Production number 218. See more »

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Moe: ...if they ain't got ants, they ain't got ants!
A. Mouser: So you give them ants, und mice, und moths, all sroough the houses; you Dummkopfs!
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Quite disturbing. Hilarious nonetheless.

Moe, Larry and Curly are pest exterminators in this 1936 Three Stooges short. When business is slow, their boss, drowning in debt, decides to send his three exterminators on a con-job. Our boys visit a wealthy family (who are serving host to a plush party) and secretly place moths, rats and ants everywhere. After the female head of the household freaks at the sight of the pests, she happens to run into THREE other pests to whom she offers a handsom reward, provided that they are able to fully exterminate all the little varments in the house without the party guests noticing.


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