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They Stooge to Conga (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 1 January 1943 (USA)
The stooges are repairmen who get a job fixing the doorbell in large house which is the secret headquarters of some Nazi spies. They manage to ruin most of the house while working on the ... See full summary »

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The stooges are repairmen who get a job fixing the doorbell in large house which is the secret headquarters of some Nazi spies. They manage to ruin most of the house while working on the wiring and then subdue the spies and sink an enemy submarine by remote control. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The short's title is a takeoff on the classic play, "She Stoops to Conquer". See more »

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When Curly mistakenly knocks out Moe and Larry, who are disguised as Hitler and his Japanese assistant (Hirohito?), a lamp behind him accidentally falls down. See more »

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Moe: [eye gouges Hitler poster, to Larry] That's Schicklegruber! This place is a rat trap, we've got to get out of here!
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Referenced in The Three Stooges (2000) See more »

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Pretty funny Nazi parody
1 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

In 'They Stooge to Conga' we see Moe, Larry and Curly as three fixers. They can fix anything. A woman calls for them, she wants her doorbell fixed. The men start working but instead of fixing anything they mess up the entire house. We also learn that the house is actually the secret headquarters for some Nazis.

The stooges think the broken doorbell is a wire problem. After the house is a complete mess, they go outside to see if there is a problem with the wires there. They mess things up again, and a lot of people are not able to make telephone calls. Around this point they discover who they are dealing with.

This is a very funny short, although it is a little slow in the middle. The scenes outside with a climbing spike are a little too graphic, I think. The start with the wires and the ending with Moe impersonating Hitler make up for that. A very nice Three Stooges short.


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