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Miss Fanny Dinkelmeyer
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To inherit a fortune, voice teacher Shemp must marry before six o'clock, but no girl will accept his proposal. Finally one of his repulsive students agrees to marry him, just in the nick of time. When the rest of the prospective brides hear about the inheritance, they show up at the ceremony and a free for all ensues. Shemp marries before the deadline, but wishes he was still a free man. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Gold-diggers mob the Stooges for their money!

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11 September 1947 (USA)  »

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Moe Howard and Larry Fine wore shin guards under their trousers for the scene in which the jilted brides kick them in the shins. See more »

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When Miss Hopkins first hits Shemp Howard, his hair was straight, but in the next shot, his hair was messy. See more »

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Shemp: [to Moe in phone booth] Moe, where's your hat?
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Edited into The Three Stooges in Color (2005) See more »

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Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), Op. 410
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Written by Johann Strauss
Performed by Dee Green and Larry Fine
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Shemp the Pimp
20 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

There are one or two other Shemp-era shorts I like more (i.e. SCRAMBLED BRAINS), but I think one can say--without much argument--that in this particular episode, Shemp gives his greatest comedic performance as a stooge after rejoining the team in 1946.

Scene for scene, this episode hardly lets up: from Professor Shemp Howard's voice lessons with the glass-shattering Dee Green, to his futile attempts to win a dame's hand in marriage (this is your little snookums... will you marry me *click*) to the uproarious finish, it never fails to keep me in stitches.

I would be remiss not mention that immortal scene with Miss Hopkins (the always lovely Christine McIntyre). Btw, isn't she rather under-dressed and over amorous in greeting the man she thinks is her 'Cousin' Basil? Who knows, maybe the actual Basil was a "very" distant cousin, which makes it legal in some states (as far as I know). >:-]


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