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Hokus Pokus (1949)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  5 May 1949 (USA)
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The stooges are taking care of their invalid friend Mary who is confined to wheelchair. What they don't is that Mary is only faking her disability to swindle the insurance company. When the... See full summary »

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The stooges are taking care of their invalid friend Mary who is confined to wheelchair. What they don't is that Mary is only faking her disability to swindle the insurance company. When the boys witness a hypnotist, "The Great Svengarlic", doing his act on the street, they think he might be able to hypnotize Mary so she can walk. Instead, they become subjects for his show and are hypnotized into walking out on a flagpole high above the ground. When they come out of their trance and realize their predicament, they fall into a window, startling Mary, who jumps from her wheelchair just as the insurance adjuster is about to hand her a check. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Shemp: Does my head look like a steampipe?
Moe: No. A steampipe hasn't got ears.
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The Magical Twist Really Makes This One Funny!
13 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Is this Three Stooges short film funny? Well let me tell you, it is not only funny, it is totally and completely funny! I remember that I was laughing and laughing so hard when I first saw this short, that no sound was even coming out! I'm not joking, this short really is hysterical! It is totally and completely hysterical from start to finish, so all the way through, this Three Stooges short is a complete slap-happy time! This short is in fact one of the best ones with Shemp, and not only that, it is also one of their best of the late 1940's! You should watch this short sometime, because when you see this, you are going to be laughing and laughing yourself silly just like I did!

What really makes this short funny is the magic twist to it! More things that make this funny are some of the scenes. For example, the plot is great as a whole and the flagpole scene is hysterical! I laughed at the flagpole scene so hard that I thought I was going to die! So bravo to the Three Stooges for making another completely hysterical short film that guarantees the laughs!

You've got to watch this sometime, because you won't be able to stop laughing, you'll be laughing and laughing and laughing like crazy from the very minute that you start watching this!

10/10


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