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Termites of 1938 (1938)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 7 January 1938 (USA)
The stooges are pest exterminators, mistakenly hired by a rich lady looking for an escort to a fancy society party. The stooges wreck the fancy mansion where the party is taking place and ... See full summary »

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The stooges are pest exterminators, mistakenly hired by a rich lady looking for an escort to a fancy society party. The stooges wreck the fancy mansion where the party is taking place and befuddle the guest of honor, an English Lord. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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They've Got the Bug-House Blues!

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7 January 1938 (USA)  »

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Mestres do Entretenimento  »

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The Three Stooges' first short of 1938, hence the reference in the title. See more »

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Remade as Society Mugs (1946) See more »

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Frederic March
Composed by Howard Jackson and Raphael Penso
Performed by The Three Stooges
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Good Premise, But Not The Usual Party Havoc
1 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The boys are exterminators. Through a series of events too long to go into here, they wind up at a posh party - the perfect place for the Three Stooges to create mayhem. They are supposed to be an "escort service," and a date of one of the swanky snobs.

If you seen The Three Stooges, chances are you've seen this short or at least a couple like it, where the uncouth slobs (in this one, they are also considered by the uniformed as "those college chaps") wreak havoc at an exclusive party. Yes, that happens here but, sadly, only to a small degree, not like I've seen it in all the other Three Stooges comedies. I kept excepting the wild scenes at the dinner or with the rodents afterward but the humor was bland....not up the boys usual high standards.

The best gags were at the beginning before they ever arrived at this party. Moe, Larry and Curly's efforts to get a mouse are pretty funny. Moe's is not practical, but the most elaborate (involving a cannon!).


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