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You Nazty Spy! (1940)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  19 January 1940 (USA)
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In this satire of the Nazis the stooges are paperhangers in the country of Moronica. When evil cabinet ministers overthrow the king, they decide to make Moe the new ruler as he'll be stupid... See full summary »

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In this satire of the Nazis the stooges are paperhangers in the country of Moronica. When evil cabinet ministers overthrow the king, they decide to make Moe the new ruler as he'll be stupid enough to follow their orders. Moe becomes Dictator, Curly is a Field Marshal and Larry becomes Minister of propaganda. After successfully preventing a female spy from committing mayhem, the boys are run out of office by a mob and eaten by lions. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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19 January 1940 (USA)  »

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Oh, You Natzy Spy!  »

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This was the first Three Stooges short to not open with the classic Columbia Pictures logo. See more »

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Moe: You mean you'll let us paper the living room?
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Any resemblance between the characters in this picture and any persons, living or dead, is a miracle. See more »

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Followed by I'll Never Heil Again (1941) See more »

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The Stooges funniest and most poignant one ever
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The Three Stooges must've known what was goin' on in Germany (all three are Jewish), so thety decided to do a parody. It is not only they're funniest one yet, but also the'yre most meaningful (I thought this parody was much better than the Groucho Marx one in 1938). Here, The stooges play Hailstone, Gailstone and pebble. They become the heads of Moronica (I love the slogan: Moronica for Morons) and start to create chaos. Very smart comedy, including scarily right on impression of Moe doing Hitler (though I crack up at the thought of him speaking) and Curly doing Mussolini. Gags of course, but the puns are hilarious as well. A++


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