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Three Little Twirps (1943)

The Stooges get a job putting up posters for a circus but discover that instead of money, their pay is tickets to the show. When trying to scalp their tickets gets them in trouble, they ... See full summary »

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The Stooges get a job putting up posters for a circus but discover that instead of money, their pay is tickets to the show. When trying to scalp their tickets gets them in trouble, they hide out backstage where Curly has an encounter with a bearded lady and Moe and Larry hide in a horse suit. When they're caught, the circus manager gives them a choice of going to jail or joining the circus. What they don't know is that they are to be targets for the Zulu spear thrower. When Curly hits the spear thrower with one of his own spears, the boys are on the run once again. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The Spanish dubbed version of this film is believed lost. Please check your attic. See more »

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Curly's hat gets caught by the rope and later it comes off when he tries to take the spear out of it. See more »

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Curly: Gee, I haven't been to the circus since I got out of the fourth grade!
Moe: Yeah, and that was last year.
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References The Man Who Returned to Life (1942) See more »

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What an Ugly Horse
4 March 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Three Little Twirps (1943)

*** (out of 4)

The Three Stooges are working as poster hangers when the circus owner refuses to pay them in money but instead tickets to the show. Once at the show all sorts of chaos happens when the Stooges try to sell discount tickets.

THREE LITTLE TWIRPS seems to get a lot of negative reviews among fans of the Stooges but that's why comedy is quite subjective. For my money this isn't one of the best shorts that the trio did but it contains one of their funniest bits. There's a sequence where Larry and Curly get into a horse costume that is so awful looking that you can't help but laugh. The gag gets even better as they're taken to the butcher who wants to shoot the horse and feed it to the lions. This entire sequence had me laughing out loud and this alone makes the short worth watching.


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