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A Plumbing We Will Go (1940)

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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Sam Raimi, a horror director noted for his fondness for The Three Stooges, said the lightbulb filling up with water was the inspiration for the scene in The Evil Dead (1981) in which the light bulb filled up with blood. See more »

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Prof. Bilbo: [Moe, Larry, and Curly are running from the police and go into a hole that Larry dug earlier] As you see, the lady is in this cabinet. I shall fire the magic gun. And what have we here, the little...
[a scream is heard followed by the lady running to the side, then Moe, Larry, and Curly run out followed by police and lastly, police in motorcycles]
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Referenced in Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989) See more »

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Fall-on-the-floor laughing Stooges short
20 November 2001 | by (Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

It was indeed this very short that made me the Stooges fan I am today (which is a considerably large one, by the way). I had just started taking an interest in the Stooges "unique" films when I chanced to view this one. After it was over, I was laughing so hard I wanted to see as many Stooges shorts as possible... if they were all as great as this. Anyway, here's the premise... to escape the police, the Stooges masquerade as plumbers. The residents of a mansion call their bluff and enlist them to repair a decidedly nasty leak in their house. Their plumbing skills are put to the test... and they fail with flying colors. Larry digs a trench in the backyard (to find the shut-off valve) and Moe & Curly connect a plumbing pipe with an electricity pipe causing water to shoot from every electrical outlet in the house. When the Stooges leave, the house is in worse shape than when they arrived. Dudley Dickerson gives a memorable performance as the bedazzled cook ("This house has sure gone crazy"). A must for any Stooge fan. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


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