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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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Near the beginning when Moe Howard explains to the boys that they're working for the Census, Curly Howard asks, "Will Hays?" This is an "in-joke", as Curly is referring to Will Hays, who headed a film industry board called the Production Code Administration--commonly called the "Hays Office"--which was the film industry's censorship board. See more »

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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: [Not realizing he is getting replies from Larry] Pardon me sir, but I'm taking census, where were you born?
Larry: Lake Winnipesaukee.
Moe: Lake Winnip-how many in the family?
Larry: I was one of a litter of three.
Moe: Now don't tell me you're the one they kept!
Larry: Nah, I was the one they threw away!
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The Stooges as government employees?
27 August 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

No Census, No Feeling (1940) was a short that the three stooges did during the U.S. census year of 1940. The three lovable losers are down on their luck. After being harassed by a police officer. Moe, Larry and Curley hide in a line that they mistake for a soup kitchen. When they emerge from the building, they're given a job as census takers (for those who live outside the States, every ten years, the U.S. government hires people to become census takers). What kind of bizarre adventure do the boys get mixed up in this time? This is one of their best shorts so I advise you to watch and find out!

Highly recommended.


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