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Wee Wee Monsieur (1938)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 18 February 1938 (USA)
The stooges are artists living in Paris. When the landlord comes after the overdue rent, the boys skip out and wind up joining the French Foreign Legion. Posted to the desert, their ... See full summary »

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The stooges are artists living in Paris. When the landlord comes after the overdue rent, the boys skip out and wind up joining the French Foreign Legion. Posted to the desert, their assignment is to guard captain Gorgonzola from the natives. When the captain is kidnapped, the boys must disguise themselves as harem girls to infiltrate the chieftains hideout and rescue him. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Trivia

The gag with The Three Stooges dressed up in Santa Claus outfits in order to get into the palace would be used again, eleven years later (with Shemp Howard replacing Curly Howard), in their short Malice in the Palace (1949). See more »

Goofs

When the stooges and the captain enter the lions cage his hands are tied; but when they all run from lion, the captain is now untied. At no time did we see his hands untied by any one while on screen. See more »

Quotes

Curly: [Moe has taken off Curly's hat after his beard fell off and then slaps him] Oh you hit Santa Claus just for that no toys.
Curly: [Moe bops Curlys head] Ow ooohhhh!
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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth (2008) See more »

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Zee Lollipop Song
Words and Music by Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard
Performed by Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard
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Beau Jesters
9 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

In this short subject, Moe, Larry, and Curly find themselves as starving artists in a Parisian flat wondering how they're going to pay 8 months of back rent. When the landlord knocks for his rent, the Three Stooges slip out the back way.

Only these three would think that the sign French Foreign Legion was just a French adjunct of the American Legion. The thought of these three in World War I boggles the mind as well. They go in for a loan and come out members of the Foreign Legion.

After that Wee Wee Monsieur becomes a spoof on exotic foreign legion films and military films in general. Curly has the same problems Lou Costello had in Buck Privates with marching. And when they have to rescue their captain, why Curly is positively adorable as a harem maiden to the sheik.

A real good one, especially since this one spotlights Curly.


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