Joe dreams that the stooge's sister Birdie has died and been reincarnated as a horse. The stooges take Birdie home but must conceal her from the snoopy landlord. They succeed, but more ... See full summary »

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Joe (as Joe)
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Mr. Dinklespiel
Harriette Tarler ...
Dinklespiel's Daughter / Birdie's voice as a horse
Tony the Horse ...
Birdie (as Tony the Wonder Horse)
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Joe dreams that the stooge's sister Birdie has died and been reincarnated as a horse. The stooges take Birdie home but must conceal her from the snoopy landlord. They succeed, but more complications ensue when Birdie gives birth to a colt. Joe wakes up to suffer some abuse from the real Birdie (Moe in drag), when he tells her he dreamed she was a horse. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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31 January 1957 (USA)  »

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Production number 4251. See more »

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When Larry says to Birdie, "Be good and we'll take you home tomorrow, okay?," the line doesn't match his mouth moving. See more »

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Followed by Horsing Around (1957) See more »

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Joe's not so bad overall
17 June 2009 | by (Sunderland, MA) – See all my reviews

Though I may seem to be in the minority, I do like some of Joe Besser's shorts.

This, however, is not one of them. But Joe is not at fault here; rather than the stooges themselves being central to the story, Hoofs and Goofs is a plot-driven vehicle. The plot simply isn't funny; it's absurd. Any comedians could have starred in this short, with just about as many laughs.

Joe did what he does best; be Joe Besser. We see glimmers of the Three Stooges' comedy, such as when Moe punishes Larry with a hammer for some stupid remark. But instead of physical slapstick, throughout the film we're instead supposed to be amused by a talking horse, which is not what most stooges fans expect.

The powers that be who replaced Shemp agreed to Joe's request to not be hit or struck in any fashion by Moe. That's like telling Groucho Marx that he couldn't use any puns.

As I said, I do laugh at some of Joe's shorts, and he clearly is a great comedian. But with the absence of Moe's quick temper and well-timed whacks, the last installments of the Three Stooges were a lot different from what we were used to.


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