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Sappy Bull Fighters (1959)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 4 June 1959 (USA)
Stranded in Mexico, the stooges need a job and a pretty actress friend gets them an engagement at the Plaza de Toros. When they accidentally switch suitcases with that of their friend, they... See full summary »

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Stranded in Mexico, the stooges need a job and a pretty actress friend gets them an engagement at the Plaza de Toros. When they accidentally switch suitcases with that of their friend, they must sneak into her house to retrieve their own and are confronted by her jealous husband who vows to kill them if he sees them again. At the arena where they perform a comedy bullfight (Joe is the matador, Moe and Larry are in a bull costume) the husband bribes the attendants to let a real bull into the ring. Joe knocks the bull out with a head butt and becomes a hero. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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4 June 1959 (USA)  »

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That's Bull  »

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Production number: 1912. See more »

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Greta: [offering a glass to Joe] Join me in a cocktail?
Joe: There isn't room in there for the both of us.
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Edited from What's the Matador? (1942) See more »

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THEY SAVED THE WORST FOR LAST
5 June 2003 | by (Chicago, Il., U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

With titles like FLYING SAUCER DAFFY, SPACE SHIP SAPPY, and this one, SAPPY BULLFIGHTERS, it was clear that the creative force behind the Three Stooges was running out of steam. This one, in fact was their last short. Of course, having Joe Besser on board didn't help either.

Not to say that Joe Besser was a no-talent loser. I found him hilarious in THE ABBOTT & COSTELLO SHOW as Stinky Jones. Besser just wasn't cut out to be a Stooge, any more than Bill Clinton was cut out to be President, but we won't go there.

Fortunately, their career took off again in the 1960's, so this wasn't their swan song.

Rating: * out of *****

(or as Shemp so fondly put it, "beebeebeebeebeebeebeebeebee.......)


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