The stooges are artists who want to marry their models; "Moella", "Larraine", and "Shempetta". The girls' father doesn't approve, so the stooges tickle him into submission.

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The stooges are artists who want to marry their models; "Moella", "Larraine", and "Shempetta". The girls' father doesn't approve, so the stooges tickle him into submission. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Supposedly all of the characters were portrayed by the Stooges, but a double was used in the scenes with the girls' father, most noticeably in the lobby (a double for Moe). See more »

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References Koko Trains 'Em (1925) See more »

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Zee Lollipop Song
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Words and Music by Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard
Performed by Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard
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Minimalism!
24 September 2005 | by (St. Thomas, USVI) – See all my reviews

Give the Stooges credit: they weren't afraid to experiment. Imagine, portraying their own girlfriends! They did a clever job, and did not have to rely on camera trickery (Columbia's shorts department would not have provided them with sufficient funds to do so, anyway). The Stooges did a little "mix'n'match," but to be honest, I can't remember who was paired with whom. Let's see, was Moe Shempetta's boyfriend? Well, anyway, the Stooges weren't exactly attractive women, but they did have a sort of home-spun innocent charm. Now there's a triple marriage I would have absolutely loved to see. Too bad the ladies' old man is dead set against it, and perhaps you can't blame the guy. Now I love Moe, but three roles were just too many. I think Vernon Dent would have been great as the girls' father, but, what the hell, Moe still works. I think after this short was made, the world witnessed a spate of occurrences where prospective bridegrooms tickled their intended spouses' father into submission to procure his permission to marry his daughter. This was about 1950, right? Remember that famous case in Tunisia? Those Stooges, they were innovators, years ahead of their time. Just watch this surreal film, and you will agree.


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