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A Plumbing We Will Go (1940)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  19 April 1940 (USA)
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To escape the police, the stooges pose as plumbers and are hired to fix a leak in a fancy mansion. They wind up crossing the electrical system with the plumbing and generally ruin the place... See full summary »

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To escape the police, the stooges pose as plumbers and are hired to fix a leak in a fancy mansion. They wind up crossing the electrical system with the plumbing and generally ruin the place. One memorable scene has the lady of the house tuning into a television broadcast from Niagara Falls as a torrent of water pours from the set. To escape the wrath of the homeowners the stooges escape through a magicians trap door. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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This Stooges short was Curly Howard's personal favorite. See more »

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Butler: [When he sees Larry digging a hole] Stop it, Stop it! You are ruining the lawn!
Larry: [annoyed] Don't tell me how to run my business, beat it!
Butler: Put that soil back where it belongs!
[Larry then swings the shovel back and a block hits him in the face]
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"This house has sho' gone crazy!"
15 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pure hilarity, as the trio poses as plumbers ("Three of the best plumbers that ever plumbed a plumb!") in a mansion to avoid the police. Chaos follows, as Moe bashes pipes in the basement, Larry digs up two thirds of the yard, and Curly basically encases himself in a cage made of pipes in the upstairs shower, which he also quickly turns into a wading pool. The owners of the house decide they've had enough and call the police, or try to, anyway, as their telephone turns into a faucet spraying water at them. The cook has the funniest of many lines, after a light bulb explodes with water, the burners on the stove top turn into a sprinkler system, and the entire kitchen ends up underwater: "This house has sho' gone crazy!"


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