Friends, there is a new Three Stooges movie in theaters this weekend. It can mean one of only two things: Either it’s a vile desecration of something that’s good and true, or somehow comedy lightning has struck the same spot twice. Audiences will decide. In the meantime, here are some nuggets of Stooges Lore (none of which has been verified).
ONE STOOGES’ FEATURE, “LOBOTO-ME? LOBOTO-YOU!” HAD TO BE HALTED IN MID-PRODUCTION
THEY WERE ORIGINALLY KNOWN AS “THE THREE DOOFI”
LARRY FINE STARTED THE FIRST HAIR CLUB FOR MEN. IT USED ACTUAL CLUBS
MOE HOWARD’S FACE WAS REGISTERED AS A LETHAL WEAPON WITH THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
CURLY HOWARD LOST MILLIONS WITH AN ILL-CONCEIVED HEALTH FOOD PRODUCT CALLED “SOITENLY SOY”
SHEMP HOWARD WANTED TO BE CALLED “SHEP,” BUT THE STUDIO THOUGHT IT WOULD SOUND WEIRD
ANVIL RATIONING DURING WORLD WAR II NEARLY RUINED THEIR CAREERS
THE “CURLY SHUFFLE” BEGAN BY ACCIDENT WHEN SOMEONE LOST THE KEY TO THE SOUNDSTAGE BATHROOM
IN THE 1970s, MOE’S ESTATE REACHED AN OUT-OF-COURT SETTLEMENT WITH DOROTHY HAMILL OVER THE RIGHTS TO THEIR HAIRSTYLE
DURING A DISASTROUS AUDITION, CURLY JOE DeRITA TRIED TO POKE HIS OWN EYE OUT
That’s all for now, Stooges Nation.