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 »

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Obvious dummy used in the scene where Shemp falls through the roof and onto the TV set. See more »

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Larry: I either need a longer arm or a shorter wall.
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Larry: Shorter wall.
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Funny short
28 April 2008 | by (Illinois, United States) – See all my reviews

Goof on the roof is a really funny short. It's a reworking of Laurel and Hardy's Hog Wild. I love how when the stooges attempt to set up a t.v. antenna for their pal, Bill, the destruction of the house gets worse. This was the last short that screenwriter Clyde Bruckman worked on with the stooges. He committed suicide January of 1955, which a year and a half after this film was released. Sad, because he was the best that the stooges had and has a lot of credits under his belt. 10 months after Bruckman killed himself, Shemp passed away from a massive heart attack and Columbia and moe and larry had to use stooge foil Joe Palma to fill in for Shemp in his last 4 films. Anyway, if you want to see a good short with Shemp, I recommend Goof on the roof. It is funny!


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