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A Plumbing We Will Go (1940)

To escape the police, the Stooges pose as plumbers contracted to fix a mansion's plumbing, which inevitably causes destructive chaos.

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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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19 April 1940 (USA)  »

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Водопроводчиками мы пойдём  »

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

Quotes

Moe: [Larry has accidentally poked a hole in the furnace vent] Hey, are you smokin'?
Larry: No, but the pipe is.
Moe: The pi - uh... why, you lamebrain! Ya wanna get us suffocated? Put some tape on it!
Larry: [checks his pockets] We forgot the tape!
Moe: Well, we had to forget somethin' or we wouldn't be plumbers.
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One of the stooges best!
12 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a classic of Stooges comedy. Completely silly and funny as hell. This is a good one to introduce the Stooges to anyone who may not be familiar with their particular and unique form of slapstick comedy.


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