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The stooge's friend Claude sells them his old lemon of a car so they can take Shemp, who is sick with a toothache, camping. The car won't work and the boys are apparently out a bundle, when... See full summary »

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The stooge's friend Claude sells them his old lemon of a car so they can take Shemp, who is sick with a toothache, camping. The car won't work and the boys are apparently out a bundle, when a car collector happens on the scene and offers to buy it at a premium. Claude backs out on the deal and gives the stooges their money back, only to discover the "collector" is an escaped lunatic. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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26 February 1948 (USA)  »

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Production number: 4093. See more »

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Shemp: Alright fellas, let's get loaded.
Larry: Wait a minute, you know I don't drink.
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Remade as Wham-Bam-Slam! (1955) See more »

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Not Of The Boys' Best
13 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's not often I find a Three Stooges short really awful, but this one qualifies.

Basically, much of it is just tormenting Shemp, stupid or mean-spirited stuff more than slapstick. The main guest actor, Matt McHugh as "Claude" was annoying, too, pretending to be a doctor which just added more sadism against poor Shemp.

The only intriguing part was near the end when they kept showing some guy peeping in back of bushes while the boys were packing this old 1930s car, and at the end we find out what he was about, giving the short at least a decent ending.


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