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No Census, No Feeling (1940)

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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Just before the boys go to the football game, they hear a commotion in the distance. Curly Howard says, "Maybe it's the Fourth of July!" Moe Howard replies, "The Fourth of July in October?" Curly answers, "You never can tell. Look what they did to Thanksgiving." This reference is lost on most people today, but before 1939 Thanksgiving was not a fixed date; it relied on a Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation each year. President Abraham Lincoln began the national holiday in 1863 and most people were used to Thanksgiving being the last Thursday of November. In 1939 (the year before this short was released), President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the date of the national holiday, much to the disagreement of many states' governors and their citizens. This change added an extra week of holiday shopping, which pleased business leaders. The move was quite controversial and it wasn't until the end of 1941 that Congress passed a law to settle the dispute and establish the "fourth Thursday" of November as Thanksgiving Day. 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: Good morning, sir, I'm the census taker. Are you married or happy?
Henry's wife: Hen-ry!
Moe: [Henry ducks just a vase is thrown by his wife, hitting Moe and knocking him down the stairs] Married.
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"Are you happy or married?"
25 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

One of the best Three Stooges shorts ever! To escape the police, Moe, Larry, and Curly get jobs as census-takers. There are some hilarious moments right off the bat, and the laughs get even bigger when the boys find themselves in a huge mansion. While at the mansion, there is a side-splitting bridge game involving punch and alum. I'd hate to spoil the ending, so I won't give away what happens next.

Certainly, these are the Three Stooges at their finest. No thinking, just big laughs. 10 out of 10.


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