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Society Mugs (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 19 September 1946 (USA)
A Columbia All Star Comedy (production number 8431) in which Mrs. Allen's husband has left her in a lurch for a society party and she decides a call a date bureau for an escort. She calls ... See full summary »

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A Columbia All Star Comedy (production number 8431) in which Mrs. Allen's husband has left her in a lurch for a society party and she decides a call a date bureau for an escort. She calls the wrong number and gets Shemp Howard, the rat exterminator, who, mistaking her intentions, accompanies her to the party, and plies his trade...to a fault. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The laugh-happiest pair on the screen! [One-sheet poster]

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Pretty decent remake of a classic Stooges short
19 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

SOCIETY MUGS with Shemp Howard and Tom Kennedy is a near frame-for-frame remake of the classic 1938 Three Stooges comedy TERMITES OF 1938. Shemp & Tom are exterminators who are accidentally called upon when a society matron's maid dials their phone number instead of an escort service. Shemp & Tom show up dressed to the nines, not knowing that they were wanted as escorts. The fun begins after the fancy dinner, when the boys separate and proceed to violate the guests and turn the fancy house into a shambles. Although COLUMBIA continued to re-tool and remake earlier comedies that had starred other acts, they continued to produce fresh material as well for their 2-reel comedies. All in all, a decent short, but still a faint reminder of the original short w/Moe, Larry and Curly.


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