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Cuckoo on a Choo Choo (1952)

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Larry and Shemp are living in a stolen railroad car. Larry wants to marry his girlfriend, but she won't consent until Shemp marries her sister. Shemp however, is constantly drunk and in ... See full summary »

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Larry and Shemp are living in a stolen railroad car. Larry wants to marry his girlfriend, but she won't consent until Shemp marries her sister. Shemp however, is constantly drunk and in love with "Carry", an imaginary giant canary. Moe is an investigator from the railroad, sent to discover how the car was stolen from a moving train. Moe is also in love with Shemp's girl. Shemp winds up with both women, but still prefers his imaginary canary. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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4 December 1952 (USA)  »

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A Train Called Schmow  »

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Considered one of the worst entries in the series, this film was a favorite of Larry. See more »

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Shemp: Oh...I'm shot! Or I'm half shot, I wanna be shot...Oh, I guess I'll have a shot.
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Spoofs A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

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Not the average Stooge short
17 August 2001 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

CUCKOO ON A CHOO CHOO is a very bizarre Three Stooges short. The gags are all rather silly and dumb other than genuinely funny, and the Stooges act stranger than usual here. I think it's one of the worst ones I've ever seen, and I never was a fan of the shorts that have the boys playing different characters. That comes off too forced and drama-like.

Grade: D-


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