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He Cooked His Goose (1952)

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Larry is a pet dealer who's seeing Moe's wife while at the same time trying to steal Shemp's fiancée. When Moe's become suspicious, Larry attempts to frame Shemp as the boyfriend. He gets ... See full summary »

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Larry is a pet dealer who's seeing Moe's wife while at the same time trying to steal Shemp's fiancée. When Moe's become suspicious, Larry attempts to frame Shemp as the boyfriend. He gets Shemp a job as a door to door pajama salesman and sends him to Moe's apartment, and then tells both Moe and Shemp's fiancée to go there and catch him in the act. Larry's plan backfires when Shemp catches him and lets Moe deliver some punishment. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The boys need rumpus room when the love 'n' laughter bug bites them!

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Comedy | Short

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3 July 1952 (USA)  »

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Clam Up  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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One of my favorite Three Stooges shorts.
7 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

HE COOKED HIS GOOSE (1952) Is in my top ten Shemp films. Yes, the whole short starts off boring and silly, but wait until the part with Cedric the clam. After that, there's a big and hilarious scene, where Larry sends Shemp to model underwear at Moe's wife's house. Then Larry sends Shemp's fiance to the house and she thinks Shemp is two-timing her. A big mix-up happens there, but I won't give it away. This is an excellent short, right up there with HEAVENLY DAZE (1948).

Grade: A+


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