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I Can Hardly Wait (1943)

The stooges are defense workers who have trouble getting to sleep when Curly gets a toothache. Moe and Larry try various ways to remove the offending tooth, but nothing works so they take ... See full summary »

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The stooges are defense workers who have trouble getting to sleep when Curly gets a toothache. Moe and Larry try various ways to remove the offending tooth, but nothing works so they take Curly to the dentist. While Moe gets in the chair to show Curly how easy its going to be, the dentist enters and pulls Moe's tooth by mistake. Curly then wakes up and realizes its all been a dream and a punch to the mouth from Moe dislodges the tooth. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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13 August 1943 (USA)  »

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One of several Three Stooges episodes to feature the signature triple bunk beds for Moe, Larry, and Curly. See more »

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When the Stooges enter the house, it is clear that the light source is coming from stage hands and not the flashlight. When Moe and Curly get to the safe, a large click sound can be heard when a giant light source comes from off set. See more »

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Curly: [Curly has pieces of plaster falling out of his mouth after trying to jerk his tooth out] Hey fellas, ya got it!
[laughs, pulls out another piece]
Curly: You got another one... you got em all! You got me bald headed in the mouth! Why you!
[swings at Moe and Larry]
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References Loco Boy Makes Good (1942) See more »

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My Favorite 3 Stooges short
29 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is without a doubt the funniest of the Curly shorts and probably my all-time favorite 3 Stooges short. The one liners that Moe throws off in this one are classic! The first time I saw this one it left me laughing my head off. Some of the abuse that Larry and Curly take in this one leaves the viewer wondering if they did not receive some real injuries. Stooge trivia books, though, said Moe perfected his hand slap on his fellow Stooges. There is one funny moment where you can tell a fall was taken by Curly Howard's stunt double (as was the case in many other features). If you have not seen this one look for it on cable or buy it on video. I guarantee you'll watch it time and time again as I have over the years.


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