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Tax cheats Moe, Larry and Shemp decide they're so good at cheating the government, that they start a business as crooked tax advisors. They become rich, but an undercover agent from the IRS... See full summary »

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Moe (as Moe)
Margie Liszt ...
Sis
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Mr. Cash
Nanette Bordeaux ...
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Tax cheats Moe, Larry and Shemp decide they're so good at cheating the government, that they start a business as crooked tax advisors. They become rich, but an undercover agent from the IRS gets the goods on them, and its off to jail for the stooges. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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4 February 1954 (USA)  »

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Tax Saps  »

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Production no. 4208 See more »

Goofs

When Shemp is standing up after smashing a half of bowling ball over Moe's head, he accidentally hits his head on a nearby table lamp and almost tips it over. See more »

Quotes

Moe: You nitwit! You ruined my trophy! Now help me pick up the pieces so I can repair it.
Shemp: [holding up a piece] Here's a nice big piece.
Moe: Let me have it.
Shemp: With pleasure.
[Shemp bonks Moe on the head]
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Woah Moe...
11 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is one of only two original Moe, Larry, Shemp shorts released in 1954. Moe is at his grouchy best in the start of this picture, tearing on Larry & Shemp with seemingly little provocation. I also enjoy some of the little asides in this short, like Shemp's "always hitting, picking, doing that, everything" after Moe orders him to get a cup of coffee or Larry's little mumblings while putting mustard on a hotdog.

As previously mentioned, Shemp's part is reduced bigtime at the dinner party, but Moe, Larry, and the hilarious Benny Rubin more than pick up the slack. "You are very loose eater".

I rate this one a 8/10.

Btw, for the IMDb people, your trivia note for this short actually belongs under "Heavenly Daze".


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