Set in a desert land where the stooges run a restaurant, the boys set out to recover the stolen Rootin Tootin diamond after they learn from the thieves that the Emir of Shmo has absconded ... See full summary »
Set in a desert land where the stooges run a restaurant, the boys set out to recover the stolen Rootin Tootin diamond after they learn from the thieves that the Emir of Shmo has absconded with the contraband jewel. They journey to the stronghold of Shmo where they disguise as Santa Clauses and scare the ruler into giving them the diamond. Written by
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Larry Fine's autobiography contains a photograph of Curly Howard as a chef in a deleted scene from this film. Curly had suffered a stroke a few years earlier and had left the act. He had clearly lost weight, and his face was disguised with a huge handlebar mustache. See more »
After the table gets knocked over, a finger can briefly be seen under the leg of the table, poking at the cat to get it to leave the shot. See more »
[after Hassan, Ginna, Moe, and Shemp think he's killed a dog and a cat, he comes out to serve the food]
Here you are, gentlemen. Hot dogs, when it comes to cookin' are the cat's meow.
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Fun with Food And How to Outsmart Homicidal Individuals...
While this Three Stooges short may feature the Stooges at a time they weren't quite at the level they once were, there's nevertheless one thing this short remains and that's funny. Yes the routine with Larry and the cat and the dog does steal the spotlight and does provide this episode's funniest moments (admittedly a portion of this routine may have been stolen from Abbott and Costello but even if that's the case, the Stooges still put their own distinctive, zany stamp on the subject matter that's for rootin' tootin' certain) but there's also fun to be found later when the Stooges, all disguised as Santa Claus, must get past a huge, hulking bodyguard wielding a great big sword! How they do this proves more surprising than I and I'd assume most other folks would expect and there's even more hilarious, unpredictable Stooges hijinks in this one than that.
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