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Playing the Ponies (1937)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 15 October 1937 (USA)
The stooges are cheated into trading their restaurant for Thunderbolt, a washed up race horse, and enter the horse racing industry. When Curly feeds Thunderbolt some chili pepperinos, he ... See full summary »

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The stooges are cheated into trading their restaurant for Thunderbolt, a washed up race horse, and enter the horse racing industry. When Curly feeds Thunderbolt some chili pepperinos, he runs like crazy towards the nearest water. The boys quickly discover Thunderbolt's sudden burst of speed and enter Thunderbolt in a big race. With jockey Larry feeding Thunderbolt the pepperinos, and Moe and Curly on a motorcycle leading him with a bucket of water, they win the race. Finally, the stooges enjoy the good life as Thunderbolt eats peanuts out of a large bowl in celebration. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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They're off...their nuts! (One-sheet poster).

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The second and final Stooges short directed by Charles Lamont. See more »

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When Curly and Moe chase after Thunderbolt during the race, it is clear that the bucket of water they have has no bottom to it, when the race is over. See more »

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Moe: What's the big idea?
Curly: You told me to race him around the track and I did... and I beat him. Nyuk nyuk nyuk!
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good short
5 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

In this short the stooges are waiters that get tricked into buying a horse "Thunderbolt" they enter the horse into the race and the only way to get the horse to run fast is to feed it hot peppers. This was a good short but NOT their best.


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