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Scrambled Brains (1951)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  7 June 1951 (USA)
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Shemp is a sick man, suffering from hallucinations. His worst vision is that his ugly nurse Nora is actually beautiful. When Moe and Larry come to take him home from the sanitarium, they ... See full summary »

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Shemp is a sick man, suffering from hallucinations. His worst vision is that his ugly nurse Nora is actually beautiful. When Moe and Larry come to take him home from the sanitarium, they discover he's become engaged to Nora. On the way to Nora's apartment for the wedding, the boys get in a fight with a stranger who promises to get even with them if he ever sees them again. They arrive to finding Nora waiting for her father, who, when he arrives, turns out to be the man they just fought with. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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One of Larry's favorite films; he screened it often when he lived at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital. See more »

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Larry: Wait a minute! I got a brainstorm!
Moe: Anything in his brain is a storm.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ryan Phillippe/Ke$ha (2010) See more »

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Written and performed by Larry Fine, Moe Howard and Shemp Howard
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Another funny misadventure for The Three Stooges!
27 January 2001 | by (Brooklyn, NY. (Where I'm from originally.)) – See all my reviews

Scrambled Brains is another one of my favorite Stooge episodes! It starts off as Moe and Larry come to pick up Shemp whom was staying at a hospital and plays the role of a bedlam suffering from hallucinations. Moe and Larry bring him home thinking they could cure him themselves. And along the way discover Shemp is engaged to an ugly nurse he meet at the hospital named Nora. To top it all off, Shemp has a hallucination that the nurse is beautiful!

The funniest scene in this whole episode was when our heroes encounter Nora's domineering father (played by stooge-regular Vernon Dent) in a phone booth! That whole scene just keeps me laughing for a long time!

Shemp was a very photogenic, bubbly, and I have always adored his charisma as a comedian! And I have always loved that about him! He had a wonderfully hilarious sense of humor, too! But sadly, Shemp is the most underrated Stooge. That's because Curly (who I like second best) was always more popular.

So, please stooge fans RUSH to see Scrambled Brains! I have this episode on tape, reserve your copy today! Long live Shemp Howard!!!! :)


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