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The Yoke's on Me (1944)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  26 May 1944 (USA)
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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 ... 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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Fouled by a Fowl  »

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The short deals with the relocation centers set up by the U.S. Government during World War II. This was a very controversial issue, and when it was revisited in the 1970s, this short was banned from American television. It is the only Three Stooges short with that distinction. See more »

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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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Larry: I don't see a single cow.
Curly: I don't even see a married one.
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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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