The stooges are three inventors trying to a get a patent on their preposterous fly catching invention. When they learn they'll have to catch 100,000 flies to earn enough to get a patent, some crooks overhear and think the boys are the $100,000 sweepstakes winners. When the crooks give chase, the stooges hide in a sporting goods store where Curly shoots a dummy, which they mistake for a real person. The boys decide to bury the "body" in a pet cemetery, but the cemetery owner arrives from a costume party with his partners, all dressed as spooks, and they proceed to scare the devil out of the stooges. Written by
Mitch Shapiro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Three screwballs on the loose! (One-sheet poster).
Did You Know?
The first half of this short is a remake of plot elements from the 1933 Paramount comedy short "Sailors Beware!". The second half is a remake of plot elements from the 1933 Hal Roach Studios comedy short "Wreckety Wrecks". See more
Curly miscalculates $100,000 as the value of 100 flies at a penny per fly. The correct figure is 10,000. See more
You gonna hit him with the water?
No, I'm gonna throw the water away and hit him with the bucket.
[Moe stomps on his foot
References The Jazz Singer