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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 (as Shemp)
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Moe (as Moe)
Babe London ...
Nora
Emil Sitka ...
Doctor Geseundheit
Vernon Dent ...
Nora's Father
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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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7 June 1951 (USA)  »

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Impatient Patient  »

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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 »

Quotes

Larry: [seeing the ugly woman Shemp is attracted to] I'd better have another drink; I can still see her face.
Moe: [bonks Larry on the head] Quiet.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ryan Phillippe/Ke$ha (2010) See more »

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Nora
Written and performed by Larry Fine, Moe Howard and Shemp Howard
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Greatest short bar none

Even if you don't agree with the summary line, it's hard to argue the greatness of this 2 reeler. Shemp, suffering with hallucinations & delirium falls in love with Babe London(never has there been a more ironic name). The first reaction shot of Moe and Larry seeing Babe is a 4 star moment within itself. More hilarious mayhem ensues at home, Shemp can't swallow his pills then has an adventure with a piano playing session. The granddaddy of all comedy moments is the phone booth scene where the stooges get jammed in the phone booth with Vernon Dent. It's truely priceless. If you're sitting around waiting for AMC to get this short, don't bother. Run out to the video store and snap this baby up.


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