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Guns a Poppin! (1957)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  13 June 1957 (USA)
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Told in flashback, Moe is on trial for assaulting Larry and Joe. It seems that Moe was in debt and suffering a nervous breakdown so Larry and Joe took him to the country for rest and ... See full summary »

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Told in flashback, Moe is on trial for assaulting Larry and Joe. It seems that Moe was in debt and suffering a nervous breakdown so Larry and Joe took him to the country for rest and relaxation. After a marauding bear ruined the peace and quiet, their cabin became the scene of a shoot-out between the sheriff and an escaped outlaw. The boys captured the bad guy, and the reward would have paid Moe's debts, but the crook escaped and Moe went after Larry and Joe with an ax. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Before Moe begins testifying his necktie is loose (stock footage). In the next shot his tie is neatly knotted (new footage). See more »

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I'd Never Thought I'd See The Day When I Intensely Disliked A Stooge Short
13 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well...it finally happened. The Stooges have made a bad short. Guns A-Popping is a cheap and very poor remake of the funnier Idiots Deluxe. Besides being his usual annoying self, Joe tries his hand at imitating Curly in the footage that he's in, and he is absolutely NO GOOD at it! It's bad enough that Joe is annoying when he's being himself, but it's really bad when he tries to imitate the other Third Stooges, because while Idiots Deluxe was hysterical, this one was awful. I honestly never thought that I would see the day when I would intensely dislike a Stooge short, but, it's happened, it's finally happened.

I feel really bad for Moe and Larry, having to put up with Joe, who tries to imitate Curly, but does it extremely horribly, and comes off as annoying instead of funny. With Curly, it was funny, with Joe, it's just plain agonizing. This short further proves that the Stooges were running out of creativity, as they decided to remake a lot of their older classics. At least they never remade Punch Drunks, especially not with Joe. Just imagine, Joe trying to be like Curly in a remake of Punch Drunks, that's a frightening thought for sure!

If you loved Idiots Deluxe, then you should avoid this cheap and unfunny remake, as it tries, but fails at being a good remake of a hysterical Stooge short. What I don't understand is why was Joe so awful as a Stooge when he was so funny on The Abbott And Costello Show? I can only say is that he just wasn't meant to be a Stooge. Trust me, he was so annoying, that I wished that Moe would have smacked him a lot more than he did in any of his films. Bottom line: avoid this short, as it's not funny, watch the original Idiots Deluxe instead.

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