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No Census, No Feeling (1940)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  4 October 1940 (USA)
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The stooges get jobs as census takers and wind up in a fancy mansion looking for people to survey. Moe and Larry are recruited to join a bridge game, while Curly adds Alum to the lemonade. ... See full summary »

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The stooges get jobs as census takers and wind up in a fancy mansion looking for people to survey. Moe and Larry are recruited to join a bridge game, while Curly adds Alum to the lemonade. The resulting concoction is consumed by everyone, resulting in puckered lips and shrunken clothes. The boys next try to take the census at a football stadium. They disguise themselves as players and wind up in the middle of the game. Curly runs off with the ball and all the other players in pursuit. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Since the boys are in uniform there should have been a too many men on the field penalty called. See more »

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Moe: Pardon us, madame, we're census takers. What's your name?
Larry: And your address?
Curly: What's more important, what's your phone number? Nyuk, nyuk...
[Woman hits them with her purse]
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Goofy, But Has Plenty Of Good Gags
18 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are some classic Stooges material in here, such as the alum-in-the punch routine and there are numerous too-silly gags but you get to choose from here. It's pretty wild, start-to-finish and if you don't laugh at one gag, another one will come along in a few seconds and you might like that. In other words: a lot of good stuff and a lot of dumb things.

The boys are homeless again, this time sleeping on a big awning outside a pawn shop (the "Square Deal Swap Shop"). When the shop owner opens for the day and pulls the cord, the boys, naturally, fall to the sidewalk. Less than a minute later, after breaking some of the merchandise, the cops are after them. They inadvertently get into a line (a gag we see often in Stooges films) and become "census takers."

"Hey, we're working for the census,"" says Moe.

"You mean we're working for Will Hays?," responds Curly. Classic film buffs will know who he is referring to.

I like the answer Moe gets when he rings the doorbell and asks the man who appears, "I'm a census taker. You are married or happy?"

The longest gag of the short film was the above-mentioned alum scene and all the actors did a great job of puckering up their mouths after drinking this specially-made punch, especially Vernon Dent and Marjorie Kane.

As Curly sums it up: "Roses are red and how do you do? Drink four of these and woo-woo-woo-woo!!"


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