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The Yoke's on Me (1944)

Rejected by the armed services, the stooges decide to "do their bit" by becoming farmers. After paying $1000 and throwing in their car, the boys are owners of a run down farm, which lacks ... See full summary »

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Rejected by the armed services, the stooges decide to "do their bit" by becoming farmers. After paying $1000 and throwing in their car, the boys are owners of a run down farm, which lacks any livestock. After capturing an escaped ostrich, they decide to carve jack-o- lanterns for profit and then must contend with some Japanese who have escaped from a relocation center. The stooges become heroes by capturing the escapees, with the help of explosive eggs laid by the ostrich who had swallowed some blasting powder. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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26 May 1944 (USA)  »

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Farmers in the Dell  »

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(at around 20 mins) When the Japanese are unconscious from the exploding ostrich egg, the one hanging over the door reaches up to his face. See more »

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Moe: [Curly is dancing and striking poses with some ostrich feathers] Hey, pin-up boy! Get to work, or I'll pin your ears back.
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Yeesh.
21 March 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I saw this as a kid, before it had been yanked from the rotation, and even then it left a bad taste in my mouth. There were some competently worked out gags, but making slapstick villains out of American citizens who'd been interned in camps strictly due to their race was amazingly tasteless.

Moe himself might have wanted this one buried. He was a liberal guy. In his autobiography he told of visiting a town in the segregated South, where he saw a black man get off the sidewalk to avoid passing too close. Moe stepped into the street to show it wasn't a problem, and the man then got back on the curb. Then off again. Finally, the man told Moe nervously that if Moe didn't stop trying to share the sidewalk with him, he might get them both lynched.

Another thing: There are exploding ostrich eggs but no oxen in the film, so the title should actually be (if anyone cares) "The Yolk's on Me."


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