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Goof on the Roof (1953)

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The Stooges take care of a house while their friend is getting married. Their friend wants them to get a TV and have an antenna installed on the house. The Stooges have a great idea. They ... See full summary »

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The Stooges take care of a house while their friend is getting married. Their friend wants them to get a TV and have an antenna installed on the house. The Stooges have a great idea. They decide to install the TV themselves and save the money for a wedding present. Shemp keeps on slipping on soap and having his head dunked in a bucket of water while cleaning the house. Larry totally wrecks the wall by setting it on fire and turning it into swiss cheese with a hammer. Shemp takes apart the TV and while installing the antenna, falls and breaks it. The friend comes back, married, and when his fat wife sees the house, she leaves him. Written by Patrick Lin <pjustinl@worldnet.att.net>

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The last original short where Clyde Bruckman worked with the Stooges. See more »

Goofs

When Moe is working on the wall plug and he shorts it out and is supposedly getting electrocuted; he is holding on to the wooden handle of the screw driver. He should have been completely safe. See more »

Quotes

Larry: [Larry has slammed the top door in Moe's face]
[to Moe]
Larry: I didn't know you were standing there, Moe. I wouldn't have slammed the door.
Moe: [to Larry] Oh, *you* slammed it? That's all right. Hey, is that a dirty spot?
Larry: Where?
Moe: Here!
[slams door in Larry's face]
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One of the best if not the best one with Shemp!
7 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What can I say? The Stooges are house sitting for their friend and want to make everything "nice" for when he cames back home with his new bride. That's the start for anything to go totally wrong, especially when you put these three characters in charge. In the process of "cleaning up" the house, they just naturally destroy it piece by piece. But the real payoff comes when the new television arrives and they approach the unpacking and set up with their usual "all business" attitude only to end up making things worse. Shemp is basically the "title" character, "goof on the roof" when he makes every attempt to nail the aerial to the chimmney, knocking the bricks for same all to pieces. Then he tries to nail it to the roof, crashing through on down to the other two below and totally smashing the "new" T.V. and then uttering those ever immortal words, "I faw down". Don't miss one!


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