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Hoofs and Goofs (1957)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  31 January 1957 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Joe (as Joe)
Larry (as Larry)
Moe / Birdie (as Moe)
Benny Rubin ...
Mr. Dinklespiel
Harriette Tarler ...
Dinklespiel's Daughter / Birdie's voice as a horse
Tony the Horse ...
Birdie (as Tony the Wonder Horse)


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 <>

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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

31 January 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Galloping Bride  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


First appearance of Joe Besser as a member of The Three Stooges. See more »


Obvious double for Moe when getting up from falling into the pan of water, and when his sister (also played by Moe) enters the room at the end. See more »


Followed by Horsing Around (1957) See more »

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Easily one of the worst Three Stooges films
11 July 2001 | by (Naperville, Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

A horrible Three Stooges short. Their shorts are usually excellent and they don't usually make ones this bad, but it was almost routine in this late 50's era, which were hard times for the boys (due to Columbia cutting the budgets to almost nothing, and Shemp's untimely death). But this is almost as worst as it gets. The plot of this short dealing with the Stooges and a talking horse was just terrible, as well as the writing and there was a lack of funny gags. Not even Moe and Larry much funny lines and gags, and they don't look so comfortable here. Benny Rubin, however, as the foreign landlord steals the show and is the only funny thing.

There also should be a mentioning that this is the first short with short-lived third stooge, Joe Besser. In short, he was just terrible, annoying, and his style did not fit the Stooges at all. He even had it in his contract that prohibited Moe from hitting him, because he was too much of a wuss to take a hit, so poor Larry had to take all of Moe's hits! He should have been fired right off the bat!

Overall, one of the Stooges worst shorts, but for some stupid reason, they made a sequel to this less than a year later, that turned out even worse.

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