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Dizzy Detectives (1943)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  5 February 1943 (USA)
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The stooges are carpenters who become policemen. A mysterious burglar disguised as a gorilla has the cops baffled and Mr. Dill, the head of the citizens league, threatening the police ... See full summary »

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The stooges are carpenters who become policemen. A mysterious burglar disguised as a gorilla has the cops baffled and Mr. Dill, the head of the citizens league, threatening the police chief's job. The boys go on the case and pose as night watchmen at an antiques store. They confront the crook, who turns out to be a real gorilla owned by Dill. After defeating Dill and some other bad guys in a wild fight, the gorilla drinks some nitroglycerin and blows up. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Columbia production reel #529. See more »

Quotes

Curly: That ox can't call me a monkey!
Moe: Shut up you baboon!
[Curly sticks his tongue at Moe while Moe puts a clothespin on his tongue]
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Edited into Hook a Crook (1955) See more »

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Scooby Doo Had Nothing on the Stooges
28 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is a great Stooge short, especially the fight with Pickle and his two henchmen. I always love it when the boys get into a fight as they always get beat up in the beginning but in the end wind up knocking their opponents out in their own way. Also, the ending where Curly rams his head into the gorilla's stomach after it guzzled down a bottle of nitro glycerine is a classic gag. You can see that this was definitely an inspiration for Scooby Doo.


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