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Scrambled Brains (1951)

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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7 June 1951 (USA)  »

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Production reel #4157. See more »

Quotes

Moe: [encouraging Shemp to practice the piano] Now go on, practice like the teacher showed you. And if you're a good boy, we're gonna give you some c-a-n-d-y.
Shemp: Aw, you know I don't smoke.
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Nora
Written and performed by Larry Fine, Moe Howard and Shemp Howard
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Best Shemp Short
11 July 2001 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

It really is to bad that Shemp gets such harsh criticisms, it isn't fair to always compare him to Curly. He had the impossible job of trying to fill Curly's shoes, but he was a master of broad slapstick, besides he, not Curly was in the original line-up. Not many people know that. This short finds Larry and Moe taking Shemp home from the sanitarium. The problem is that he still has hallucinations, including imagining that the shapley blonde nurse he is engaged to is really fat and ugly. To complicate matters, Larry and Moe have a run in with a man in a phone booth who turns out to be her father. Once at the wedding, Larry and Moe realize who the man is, get beat up, while Shemp gets married and live happily ever after.


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