The stooges run a local drug store and are about to have their lease taken away by Amos Flint, the mean old man who owns the place. When Flint kicks his wife out for being old, the stooges ... See full summary »

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The stooges run a local drug store and are about to have their lease taken away by Amos Flint, the mean old man who owns the place. When Flint kicks his wife out for being old, the stooges try to help her by inventing a formula that makes old people young. Their concoction turns the wife into a beautiful young woman, and Flint offers the boys their store for free if they'll transform him as well. They agree, but he turns into a five-year-old after he swallows the serum, and the boys leave on the run. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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18 December 1947 (USA)  »

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Sweet Vita-Mine  »

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According To The Website EmilSitka.com,During The Scene Were The Stooges & Christine McIntyre Are Eating A Cake That Shemp Howard Accidentally Decorated With Bubble Gum, The Bubbles That Blow Aren't Actual Bubblegum...They Were Condoms. See more »

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When Emil Sitka, as the nasty landlord Amos Flint, is yelling at the Stooges, he flubs a line. The line is supposed to be, "You haven't heard the last of me yet!". Sitka says, "You haven't heard of me..." then continues immediately "...the last of me yet!". See more »

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Larry: [at the table eating marshmallow cake, which was inadvertently made with bubble gum, instead] What do you call this cake?
Mrs. Cerina Flint: Marshmallow Jumbo.
Larry: [whispering to Moe] Tastes more like Marshmallow Gumbo.
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Edited into Bubble Trouble (1953) See more »

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Great short, almost a classic
26 October 2001 | by (San Ramon, CA) – See all my reviews

This short was great, seeing the stooges having to eat their own horrible mixtures of stuff is hilarious! The only thing that prevents this short from becoming a classic is that the ending seemed tacked on and this was fixed in the remake "Bubble Trouble" which isn't nearly as good as this.

Grade: A-


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