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Termites of 1938 (1938)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  7 January 1938 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Curly (as Curly)
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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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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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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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Bland
19 June 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Termites of 1938 (1938)

** (out of 4)

A woman needs a date so she decides to call an escort service but she accidentally dials a termite company being led by Moe, Larry and Curly. The boys end up going to this lavished party and all hell breaks loose of course. This is one of the very few Stooges short where I found nothing to be funny. I really don't recall laughing once, which is saying quite a bit but I found this thing to be rather boring from start to finish. The first half deals with the boys trying to catch a mouse by rigging a trap to fire off a canon but of course things go wrong. The second half deals with the party where we get some unfunny gags including one where the rich people start copying the way the Stooges are eating their mashed potatoes. I noticed that Charley Chase was credited with Associate Producer but you can't notice any of his touch here.


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