Actors: The Three Stooges

Photo courtesy of Flickr, posted by artiefacts.

Photo courtesy of Flickr, posted by artiefacts.

Moe. Larry. And Shemp. And Curly. And Shemp again. And Joe Besser. And Curly Joe. The makeup of the Three Stooges evolved, as did their career through vaudeville, to movie shorts, to feature films, to television, to animation.

Some people think the Stooges are a guy thing. And it certainly seems true that men find them funnier than women. (Uh, I mean men find them funnier than women do.) They were masters of slapstick, and were among America’s highest paid entertainers later in their career.

Now it’s reported that the Farrelly brothers (There’s Something About Mary) are planning a new Three Stooges movie. All you need to know is that Sean Penn is scheduled to play Larry, and Jim Carrey will be Curly. If the movie is funny, it’ll be a first for the Farrelly brothers.

Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

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4 responses to “Actors: The Three Stooges

  1. Okay, the Stooges are very deserving of this list. :) Great choice, Robin.

  2. The Three Stooges shorts lasted a little over two decades. Joe Besser is the very last third stooge before the Columbia shorts department shut down. After Joe Besser said the very last complete sentence, “Boy, this is the life!” the producer decided it was time to hang it up. Joe Besser is the very last person to be kissed by the very last two women (Bek Nelson and Diana Darrin) , Emil Sitka and Joe Palma are one of the last people before the Columbia shorts department to hang it up.

  3. Joe DeRita is the very last stooge ever when the Lord taketh away to His Kingdom.

  4. Joe DeRita was in the very last movie Kook’s Tour and this movie is very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very hard to find. Moe’s last word as a Stooge: Sayonara!

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