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Jerks of All Trades (1949)

Television pilot for a Three Stooges situation comedy, where the Stooges are painters and paperhangers and completely wreck a hapless couple's home.

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Television pilot for a Three Stooges situation comedy, where the Stooges are painters and paperhangers and completely wreck a hapless couple's home.

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Filmed on 12 October 1949. This pilot for ABC TV was never broadcast, and was unseen by the public until producer Phil Berle made it available in the 1990s. It made its DVD debut in 1999. See more »

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Far from the best, but interesting nonetheless
17 August 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

The jokes and gags are old and recycled. For example, when they go to paint the table, the three of them continuously paint on each others faces, hands..etc. The Stooges' lines seem forced somewhat in comparison to the earlier shorts. I can't put my finger on what makes me feel that way though. The delivery of their lines are not smooth and connected with each other. Another strange thing about this is the laughter. It does seem like they are filming it in front of a live audience, but I could definitely be wrong about that. In their shorts previous to this pilot, they do not have any laughter which makes their jokes and gags run much smoother.

Although I really do not enjoy this pilot, it definitely has a lot of historical significance in my collection. It is only for the die-hard Stooges fans out there. It's definitely not for someone just getting introduced to the Three Stooges films. My overall grade for this pilot is 2 out of 10.


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