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Outer Space Jitters (1957)

The stooges accompany Professor Jones on an expedition to Venus, where they discover that the Venusians are planning to conquer the earth with an army of zombies. When the boys learn that ... See full summary »

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Joe / Joe's Son (as Joe)
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Larry / Larry's Son (as Larry)
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Moe / Moe's Son (as Moe)
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Professor Jones
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The Grand Zilch
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The High Mucky Muck
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Zombie (as Don Blocker)
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The stooges accompany Professor Jones on an expedition to Venus, where they discover that the Venusians are planning to conquer the earth with an army of zombies. When the boys learn that they're going to be turned into zombies, they escape. The scene changes to the stooges' apartment where we learn they are just telling a bedtime story to their kids (also played by the stooges) while they wait for the babysitter to arrive. When the babysitter shows up, she looks like one of the zombies and the boys exit in a hurry. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The planet of Sunev - Somewhere in outer space - "Sunev is Venus spelled backwards"

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5 December 1957 (USA)  »

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Outer Space Daze  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Production number 1909. See more »

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Moe: I've heard of hot lips, but yours sizzle!
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References Pal Joey (1957) See more »

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When they told me Besser-era shorts were bad...
19 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For a long time I'd heard about how bad all the Joe Besser-era Stooge shorts were. So when I finally got around to seeing some of them, I approached them with low expectations. And for the most part I found that they were better than I expected. I didn't find Joe all that annoying, though I could see why others would.

Now I've seen "Outer Space Jitters", and I have to say... when I heard that the Besser-era shorts were bad, this is EXACTLY what I expected them to be like.

I found this short dumb and almost totally laugh-free (although a couple of the cheap jokes did hit their mark -- barely). In my opinion it's not Joe that ruins this (although his repeated "let's get outta here" lines are unnatural and annoying). This script would not have been helped by the presence of any other third stooge.

I'm happy to report that all Besser-era shorts are not like this one -- not by any means. And I'm glad this was not the first one I saw.


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