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ANTS IN THE PANTRY

A. Mouser, the owner of the Lightning Exterminating Co. is behind on his bills, and is about to fire his three employees, the Stooges. The boys beg for one last chance, and Mouser sends the Stooges out with instructions of, "If they don't have ants, you GIVE them ants". The boys get the point, and sneak into a swanky party and bug the house with insects, reptiles and mice. Appearing at the front door, .the butler thinks that heaven has sent a miracle and the mistress of the house dresses the Stooges as party guests with a mission to discreetly exterminate the pests. Her fancy party now has three new pests.



Remade as PEST MAN WINS (1951), with Shemp.

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Featuring
Moe, Larry and Curly
Release Date
February 06, 1936
Studio
Columbia
Production Type
Short Subject
Duration
17.75 min.
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Production Notes   (4)
Working Title(s):   Pardon My Ants
Title Origin:   Ants in the pants
Prod. No.:   218
Shooting Days:   4 days   From: 1935-12-11   To: 1935-12-14

Stooge Mayhem   (Avg. 4.75)
Face Slaps: 17 Eye Pokes: 2 Head Bonks: 0 Pastry Thrown: 0

Stooge Quotes   (9)
  • "Where are those three loafers?" "They're in there, talking politics. I just heard one of them say, 'Let's have a New Deal'."
    (Harrison Greene & Hilda Title)

  • "What school did you go to?" "Oxford." "Well you better go back to high shoes!" [crunch!]
    (Moe and Curly)

  • "Aw boss, give us another chance." "Yeah, be a regular guy."
    (Moe and Curly)

  • "What's that thing for?" "Just in case we meet a bear." "Yeah? Meet my bare hand."
    (Moe and Larry)

  • "What're'ya tryin' to do, kill him?! Save him for me... I'll kill him when he gets out!"
    (Moe)

  • "I can't see, I can't see!" "What's'a'matter!?" "I got my eyes closed." [ploink!]
    (Larry, Moe & Curly)

  • "Whatever happened in 1776?" "What street?" "Skip it."
    (Larry & Curly)

  • "What does he think I am, a rat?" "Yeah, what about it?" "Well, you don't have to tell everybody."
    (Curly & Moe)

  • "You can depend on us, toots!" "Whadda'ya mean gettin' familiar with the dame?... Don't pay any attention to 'im, babe!"
    (Curly & Moe)


Stooge Goofs   (9)
  • Actor in Background
    While Curly is trying to lift the piano off of Moe, the camera shows a close-up of Mrs. Burlap's friend and in the background, you'll notice one party guest standing behind her with a shocked look on his face over watching the Stooges' antics. But in the camera shots before and after, that man isn't standing anywhere near Mrs. Burlap's friend, and he's actually laughing at the Stooges' antics.

  • Almost Lost His Ba-lance
    When Moe says â€Å"Easy!” and kicks Curly as they're climbing up the ladder, you can see Curly start to lose his balance on the ladder, then there's a jump cut in the picture and Curly's suddenly okay.

  • Cut-Off Yell / Visible Wire
    When the piano starts to fall, Moe begins yelling, but his yell gets abruptly cut off when the camera switches to the next shot. Also, you can see the wire that pulls the piano as it falls.

  • Footloose
    As Moe crawls under Beulah's bed, he knocks over a strapped shoe at the foot of the bed. When Beulah changes one shoe, she leaves one black shoe behind, upright, while the one Moe knocked over is still upside down. In the next cut, as Moe tries to keep Curly from sneezing, the shoe Moe knocked upside down has moved closer to the bed & is turned on its side. As Beulah returns to the bed, both shoes are now upright. In the next split second as Beulah sits on the bed, the strapped shoe is now turned around as Moe puts a mouse in the black shoe. Then, as Beulah puts on her black shoe with the mouse in it, the strapped shoe's been turned around again.

  • Missing Part
    After Gawkins the butler says â€Å"Come with me, gentlemen”, Moe and Larry follow him, but Curly walks the other way. Before there's any explanation of why Curly does that, it cuts to the next scene abruptly.

  • Quick Change
    Just as Beulah enters her bedroom, Moe & Curly crawl under the bed head first, facing the headboard. A couple of seconds later, both are completely turned around & now facing the footboard to do the moth scene.

  • The Gag That Never Happened
    We see Moe place a bear trap on Mr. Mouser's chair when he's trying to talk him into giving the Stooges another chance, and we expect Mouser to sit down and get his behind caught in the bear trap, but it never happens.

  • Visible String
    When Curly and Moe are hiding under the bed, the moth that is tickling Curly's nose can be seen attached to a string.

  • What A Cat-astrophe!
    After Larry leaves the window, & as Moe & Curly go up the ladder, they leave the poor cat in the bag down in the bushes. You can see it squirming around. Not long afterwards, the workman, from whom Curly stole the ladder, takes it back, & the bag & cat are gone. A second later, when Larry returns & Moe & Curly fall out of the window onto the ground, the bag & cat are back, but in a different position. Good thing, too, because Curly's suitcase fell into the bushes - exactly where the cat was before they went up the ladder.


Stooge Routines   (4)

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Audio Files   (2)
  • Meet My Bare Hand
    Wave Sound (70.20 Kb)
    "What's that thing for?" "Ya never can tell; we might meet up with a bear!" "Yeah... meet my bare hands! Get out!!" (SLAP!)

  • I Can't See
    Wave Sound (57.29 Kb)
    "I can't see, I can't see!" "What's the matter?" "I got my eyes closed!"


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Transcription by Moron4392:  

We open this short where we see a business promotional sign that reads as follows:


LIGHTNING
PEST CONTROL CO.
EXTERMINATORS OF
MICE, ANTS & ALL
HOUSEHOLD PESTS
GX2222 A. MOUSER MGR.


We are now in the office of the "Lightning Pest Control Company," where we see Mr. A Mouser's secretary walking up to him with the morning post as she is chewing on a gum stick and he is sitting there with a frantic look on his face as he is pulling his hair out by the roots in rage.

MR. A. MOUSER to his SECRETARY: (As he is sitting there thoroughly mad and has his hands on his head as he is shaking his head to and fro as he is asking her in a panic tone of voice): "Any cheques?"

SECRETARY to MR. A. MOUSER: (As she is looking at him with a worried look on her face and says to him in a worried tone of voice): "No cheques Mr. Mouser, all bills!"

MR. A. MOUSER to his SECRETARY: (As he is sitting there in a state of worry as he is shouting in a hurtful tone of voice): "Bills, bills, nothing but bills, this rat catching business has gone to the dogs. Where are those three loafers?"

SECRETARY to MR. A. MOUSER: (As she is looking at him with a puzzled look on her face as she is pointing a finger to a backroom door where Moe, Larry, and Curly are at as she says in a serious tone of voice): "They're in there talking politics."

MR. A. MOUSER to his SECRETARY: (As he is looking at her with a look of dismay on his face and answers her back in a questionable tone of voice): "Politics?"

SECRETARY to MR. A. MOUSER: (As she is looking at him with a serious look on her face and answers back to him in a serious tone of voice): "Yeah, I just heard one of them say let's have a 'New Deal'!"

We now see Mr. A. Mouser standing up from his desk as he is looking at his secretary with a look of madness on his face as she is looking back at him with a worried look on his face.

We are now inside of a backroom where we see Moe, Larry, and Curly sitting at a table. There is a bowl of snacks on the table. Larry is sitting there looking at Moe shuffling a stack of cards as he is smoking a cigarette. Curly is sitting there smoking a cigar also watching Moe. Moe is sitting there wiggling his nose and has a look of mischief on his face as he has now finished shuffling the cards and is cheating by putting an ace in the part of the cards that are going to be for himself.

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe has now put the stack of cards into the middle of the table and is using a serious tone of voice says): "Cut the cards!"

Curly is now reaching underneath the table and is getting out a large meat cleaver as he is now standing up and chopping the cards into two different portions. Mr. A. Mouser is now entering into their office with an outrageously mad look on his face as he is now discovering that they are playing poker.

MOE to CURLY: (As Curly is standing there looking at Moe with a look of madness as Moe is sitting there picking up some of the cards says madly): "Boy, you don't trust me, eh?"

Moe is now getting ready to throw the cards that he is holding intending to hit Curly with them. Curly has now ducked and Mr. A. Mouser is getting hit in the face with the cards. Mr. A. Mouser is now flinching a bit as he is now straightening up his spectacles after they have been knocked off and he is now approaching Moe, Curly, and Larry thoroughly mad.

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is looking at Curly in a really mad state and is shouting at Curly in a low and mad tone of voice): "Why, I outta beat you!"

MR. A. MOUSER to MOE, LARRY, and CURLY: (As he is now approaching them thoroughly outraged is shouting at them): "What, goes here?"

MOE to MR. A. MOUSER: (As Curly is looking at him with a look of mischief and is waving to him as Moe says in a happy tome of voice): "Oh, good morning, boss!"

MR. A. MOUSER to LARRY, CURLY, and MOE: (As he is shouting at them in a mad tone of voice and with a mad look on his face says): "Get your tings together and make it snappy!"

We now see Larry sitting there leaning back in his chair still with his cigarette and has a look of mischief on his face as Curly is looking at Moe with a look of dismay on his face.

MOE to LARRY: (As Moe has a look of happiness on his face and is rubbing his hands together in glee says): "Oh, boy, we're going on a job!"

CURLY to MOE and LARRY: (In a full blown state of mischief says): "What,? all ready,? we had a job two months ago!"

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is hitting Curly hard on his forehead and is shouting at him madly): "Brush the hair out of your eyes and get going!"

LARRY to CURLY: (As Larry is using a mad tone of voice and has a look of madness on his face says): "You heard what he said!"

MOE to LARRY: (As Moe is pulling Larry up by his hair and says to him madly): "You too, 'Rain In The Puss'!"

MOE to CURLY and LARRY: (In a mad tone of voice and a mad look on his face says): "Come on, get your things together!"

CURLY to MOE: (As Curly is saying to Moe madly): "You get me tired."

We are now inside of Mr. A. Mouser's office where he is standing there smiling mischievously as he is now in process of lighting a cigar.

MR. A. MOUSER: (As he is now lighting his cigar and says in a mad tone of voice): "Loafers, low lives, I show 'em!"

Mr. A. Mouser has now tossed his really nice lighter on the floor in madness as he is now picking it up and is wiping it off and is putting in back into his suit jacket pocket.

Moe, Larry, and Curly are now entering into Mr. A. Mouser's office with their things in total happiness. Moe is now looking at a trap that Larry is holding in wonderment as Curly is also looking at the trap as Curly has slung over his shoulder a sack that is full of pussy-cats.

MOE to LARRY: (As Moe asks Larry in a questionable tone of voice about the trap): "What's that for?"

LARRY to MOE: (In a full state of mischief answers back): "You, never can tell, we might meet up with a bear!"

MOE to LARRY: (As Moe is looking at Larry with a devilsh look and is using a mad tone of voice as he is slapping Larry hard on his face says): "Meet my bare hand!"

MOE to MR. A. MOUSER: (As Moe is asking him in pride): "All right boss, where do we go?"

MR. A. MOUSER to CURLY, MOE, and LARRY: (As he is pounding his fists in madness and is shouting at them in a fit of rage): "You, go places, you're fired, trew!"

MOE to MR. A. MOUSER: (As Moe is looking at him with a look of sadness on his face and says to him in an apologetic, but yet begging tone of voice says): "Ah, now listen boss, give us another chance will ya?"

CURLY to MR. A. MOUSER: (Also in a begging tone of voice): "Yeah, be a regular guy!"

MR. A. MOUSER to CURLY, LARRY, and MOE: (As he is standing there with his hands on his waist and still has a mad tone of voice as Moe is smiling at Mr. A. Mouser happily as he says): "All right, I give you one more chance, but you go out and drum up business or you don't come back!"

MOE to MR. A. MOUSER: (As Mr. A. Mouser is looking at Moe in a really mad state as Moe is looking at him in dismay and answers him back in a questionable and mischievous tone of voice): "What do you mean drum up business? If people ain't got ants, they ain't got ants, that's all!"

MR. A. MOUSER to MOE: (As Mr. A. Mouser is looking at him madly and says in a mad tone of voice): "So, and you give them ants, and mice and mots, all trew da houses, dumcoffs!"

MOE to MR. A. MOUSER: (As Moe is using hand gestures to support happiness as Moe is now pointing a finger at his head and is answering him back in a happy tone of voice with a smile on his face says): "Oh boss, you got a head like Napoleon!"

It is now a beautiful, sunny Spring day. We see Larry, Curly, and Moe walking down a sidewalk as they are looking for a house in invade. Moe has a large luggage case full of containers of various different bugs and rodents. Larry is carrying a fish net and a small box of various poisons. Curly is merrily walking with a sack of cats slung over his shoulder.

MOE to CURLY and LARRY: (As Moe is winking and says to them in a mischieovous tone of voice as he is peeking around a hedge row to look to see if the coast is clear says): "Come on!"

We now see Moe, Larry, and Curly with their faces glued to a window of the residence of Mrs. Beulah Burlap where a swanky a party is now in the process.

We are now in the living room quarters of Mrs. Burlap's house where we see a large gathering of party guests dressed in riding habits as ther are mingling betwixt one another.

MRS. BURLAP to LORD STOKE POGIS: (As she is now walking up to him and is greeting him very politely as he is kissing her hand as she says): "Oh, my dear Lord Stoke Pogis, I'm glad you came down for the hunt."

LORD STOKE POGIS to MRS. BURLAP: (As he is looking at her with a smile of pride says): "Thanks awfully, you know the last time I rode the hounds, it was with his 'Grace The Duke Of Piccadilly'!"

MRS. BURLAP to LORD STOKE POGIS: (As she says to him in a very happy and polite tone of voice): "Oh!"

We are now back on Moe, Larry, and Curly as they still have their faces glued to the window and are peeking in to see what is going on as they are now backing away from the window.

MOE to CURLY and LARRY: (As they are hunched together in a side yard of Mrs. Burlap's house as they all have looks of mischief on their faces as Moe says): "I think we struck oil, you take care of the lower floor, (as he says to Larry). You go and get a ladder, (states to Curly), and we'll handle the upstairs."

LARRY to MOE: (As Larry is happily acknowledging Moe and is leaving in a state of mischief): "Okay!"

We now see Larry with a canister of ants and mice as he is now going to work on the lower floor. Moe is now holding onto the sack of cats. Curly has now found a ladder that is propped up on a telephone pole. Curly is now taking the ladder as he is sending a telephone repairman crashing to the ground. Curly is now happily approaching Moe with the ladder as both Moe and Curly are propping it up onto a second floor window. Moe is now happily climbing up the ladder. Curly is now following behind Moe with their luggage case full of bugs and rodents.

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is looking at Curly as the two of them are now on the ladder and the ladder is now creaking as Moe says to Curly in a carrying tone of voice as Moe has now given Curly a swift kick): "Easy, I said easy!"

Moe and Curly are now entering quietly and mischievously into Mrs. Burlap's bedroom quarters. Curly is looking around to see if anyone is coming. Moe is now opening their work case where there are canisters filled with 'moths', 'ants', 'bedbugs,' 'cockroaches', 'Camembert cheese,' two mice traps,' 'one sales pad and ink pen'. Moe is now taking out the canister filled with the moths and is now approaching Mrs. Burlap's closet and is setting them free in a state of happy mischief. Curly is now happily rubbing his hands together in mischievous glee.

We are now back downstairs where we see several guests mingling with one another as Larry is now quietly and mischievously opening a side window and is sprinkling a cake with some ants. He has also put a mouse on a curtain. Then he is happily helping himself to a crèmepuff.

We are now back upstairs in Mrs. Burlap's bedroom quarters where we see Curly happily and mischievously taking out a canister of ants and is moving back the bed covering on Mrs. Burlap's bed and is sprinkling the ants all over the bed.

MOE to SOME MICE: (As Moe is now releasing a canister of mice into the main hallway as he is waving his hat at them as he is down on his knees and is scattering them and is shouting at them in a whisper): "Scram, scram, scram, get out of here, ssshhh, ssshhh!"

As Moe and Curly were commiting their acts of mischief we heard out in the hallway Mrs. Burlap and Clara talking.

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe now has a look of scaredness on his face as he is approaching Curly in a state of worry says): "Quick, somebody's coming!"

We now see Moe and Curly quickly putting back their canisters inside their luggage case. Moe is now shutting the case quickly as he is now shutting Curly's hand in the luggage case as Curly is shouting in pain, 'oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh'!

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is now in a state of panic and Curly still has his hand caught in the luggage case as Moe has now hit Curly on his forehead shouts to him): "Quiet, beat it kid, I'll hide."

CURLY to MOE: (As Moe is running away in a state of frantic panic as Curly is shouting loudly in pain): "Yeow, yeow, yeow, yeow!"

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is looking at Curly in madness and is pointing a finger over his shoulder and shouts to Curly mischievously): "Why don't you scram?"

CURLY to MOE: (As Curly is on his knees and is looking at Moe with pain on his face and has pain in his voice says): "I can't, my hand's caught!"

Moe has now released Curly's hand. We now hear Mrs. Burlap and Clara coming closer to the bedroom quarters.

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is now in a full state of panic and says to Curly as he is shoving their case under the bed): "Quick, under there!"

Moe and Curly have now in the nick of time made their get away under the bed just as Mrs. Burlap and Clara are now entering her bedroom quarters.

MRS. BURLAP to CLARA: (As Mrs. Burlap is now taking off one shoe and is putting on a slipper says): "Oh dear, my foot's killing me. But I must show you my beautiful new 'Broadtail Coat,' you'll love this!"

Mrs. Burlap and Clara are now entering Mrs. Burlap's closet. We are now under the bed where Curly is laying there in mischief as he is trying not to sneeze as he is being tickled by one of the moths. As Curly was in the process of sneezing saying, 'hah, hah, hah, hah, hah, hah, hah, hah'. Moe has now put his finger up to his nose to stiffle the sneeze.

Mrs. Burlap has now gone to get her coat as she has now discovered that her closet is moth infested and her coat is now full of moth holes and she is looking at it in a horrible state of madness.

MRS. BURLAP to CLARA: (As Mrs. Burlap is standing there with a really hurtful look on her face and is crying says): "Look, oh, my beautiful coat!"

We now see Mrs. Burlap's maid entering into Mrs. Burlap's bedroom quarters in a state of worry as she is looking at the poor, hurt Mrs. Burlap who is totally outraged about the moths snacking on her coat.

MRS. BURLAP to her MAID: (As we see Mrs. Burlap along with Clara approaching the maid in a state of panic as Mrs. Burlap says to the maid): "Look!!!!!!!!!!!!"

MAID to MRS. BURLAP: (As the maid has now looked at the snacked on coat and has a worried look on her face and says to Mrs. Burlap in a worried tone of voice): "Why, I didn't know we had moths!"

MRS. BURLAP to her MAID: (As she still has a look of panic on her face and shouts to the maid in a mad tone of voice): "Oh, have them cleaned out immediately!"

Mrs. Burlap is now sitting down on her bed as she is still upset about her coat as Clara is standing there looking at Mrs. Burlap with a really hurtful look on her face.

MRS. BURLAP to her MAID: (In a mad mood shouts): "I'm gonna put on my shoe."

Just as Mrs. Burlap is sitting down to put on her shoe we got a quick glimpse of Curly and Moe under her bed as Moe is looking at Curly with a really mischievous look on his face as he is putting a finger up to his mouth as a signal to be quiet to Curly as Moe is now quickly and mischievously putting a mouse in her shoe.

CLARA to MRS. BURLAP: (As Clara is sitting on the bed next to her as she is patting Beulah on her shoulder and is consoling here says): "Oh, Beulah, take it easy, there, there, Beulah, don't be so excited, calm yourself!"

MRS. BURLAP to CLARA: (As Mrs. Burlap is now waving her hand in a state of up-setness as she is using a really worried tone of voice says): "I don't know why I'm so distraught!"

Clara and Mrs. Burlap now have total looks of petrified panic on their faces as the maid is helping Mrs. Burlap with her shoe and she has now noticed the mouse.

MRS. BURLAP and CLARA: (As they are now totally freaking out about the mouse are screaming in unison): "Oh, a mouse, oh, Beulah, oh my goodness, a mouse, a mouse, a mouse!"

CLARA to MRS. BURLAP: (As she is leaning back on the bed and is screaming in total panic): "Oh, Beulah, oh, my goodness, oh, oh, oh, my goodness, oh, my heaven's get it, oh, Beulah, oh, Beulah, oh where is it!"

The maid is now chasing after the mouse but she has unsuccessfully caught it.

While Clara and Beulah were having their conniption fit about the mouse we saw a quick glimpse of Curly and Moe underneath her bed with a canister full of ants. Clara and Beulah are still having their conniption fit as we see Curly mischievously sneaking up behind Mrs. Burlap and Clara and he is happily and mischievously sprinkling some ants down the backs of their dresses.

MRS. BURLAP to CLARA: (As she is now sitting on her bed with a look of horrified panic on her face as she is shouting in panic): "Oh, oh, oh, there's, something's crawling on my back!"

CLARA to BEULAH: (As Clara is looking at Mrs. Burlap's back to what the problem is says back to Beulah in panic): "You, have ants!"

MRS. BURLAP to CLARA: (As she is now having a panic attack and has a look of panic on her face shouts back in panic): "Oh, so with you!"

We are now in the hallway of Mrs. Burlap's house where we see the noisy-body Eleanor now approaching Mrs. Burlap's bedroom quarters.

ELEANOR to BEULAH and CLARA: (As she is now coming up the stairs and is using a mischievous but yet slightly wicked tone of voice says): "Ah, yoo-hoo, girls, girls, girls!"

BEULAH to CLARA: (As Beulah is now looking at Clara in a state of panic and says to Clara in a panicking tone of voice): "That Chatterbox Eleanor, if she finds this out she'll tell everybody, ah, oooh!"

Eleanor is now entering into Mrs. Burlap's bedroom quarters in a total state of glee while poor Mrs. Burlap is standing there with a horrified look of fear on her face as Clara is now looking at Beulah in worriment.

Eleanor is now entering into Mrs. Burlap's bedroom quarters as she is waving her handkerchief and is in a really happy mood as poor Mrs. Burlap and Clara are standing there with looks of panic on their faces.

ELEANOR to BEULAH and CLARA: (As she is approaching them in a state of glee and says to them in a happy and mischievous tone of voice): "Oh, there you are, my dear's. I've been looking for you everywhere, you simply must come down and meet my Willie, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-!

BEULAH to ELEANOR: (As Beulah is pretending that nothing is going on and says to Eleamor in a staged happy tone of voice): "Oh, oh, oh, in just a moment dear, we'll be right down!"

ELEANOR to BEULAH and CLARA: (As Eleanor is now grabbing the poor petrified Beulah and Clara by their arms as Eleanor is now happily leading them out the bedroom quarters and says in a very joyful voice): "Oh, no, I want you to come down right now. You know I call him baldie!"

BEULAH and CLARA to ELEANOR: (As they are putting up a false front of happiness as Beulah and Clara are now twitching due to the fact that they still have those ants down their backs. Clara and Beulah are saying): "Oh, yeah!"

ELEANOR to BEULAH and CLARA: (As Clara and Beulah are now having their ant attack and are pretending to be happy as Eleanor says): "And yes, he calls me his Little Hazelnut!"

CLARA and BEULAH to ELEANOR: (As they are trying not to let on about the ants says): "Yes, it is."

ELEANOR to BEULAH and CLARA: (As Eleanor is still telling them about her Willie says in a gleeful voice): "You know, he's been married a couple of times all ready!"

We are now outside of Mrs. Burlap's bedroom quarters window where we now see the telephone repairman coming back after his ladder. Larry is now mischievously sneaking around the back of the house with his net as he is waiting for Moe and Curly.

Curly and Moe are now looking at each other with giant grins of happiness on their faces and they are now shaking each others hands in agreement about their mischief play as they are now shaking hands with one another.

CURLY to MOE: (In a total state of happiness says): "S-U-C-C-E-S-S!"

MOE to CURLY: (Also in a total state of happiness): "S-U-C-C-E-S-S!"

MOE and CURLY: (In unison to each other totally happy): "S-U-C-C-E-S-S!"

Curly and Moe are now backing up to the window that they came in and are smiling in glee at their accomplishments as they still think that the ladder is there as they are going for it and are falling out of the second story window flat on their backs. Larry is now being knocked down by the falling Moe and Curly as he was standing outside of the window waiting for them.

MOE to LARRY: (As Moe is now standing up in madness and is slapping Larry on his face says to Larry in a mad tone of voice): "What's the idea taking the ladder away?"

LARRY to MOE: (As Larry is now yelling back at Moe in madness says): "Wait a minute, I didn't take no ladder!"

MOE to CURLY and LARRY: (As Moe is now in sort of a state of hurry says to Larry and Curly): "Come on, get your things together, quick!"

We now see Moe, Larry, and Curly quickly picking up their belongings as they are now approaching the front door of Mrs. Burlap's house acting like they know nothing is happening.

Moe is now removing his hat as he has now wrung their door bell. We now see their butler, Gawkins answering the door.

GAWKINS to MOE: (As the Butler is now answering the door in a very professional and dignified manner, as Curly and Larry are also standing there with looks of mischief on their faces as Gawkins says): "What is it?"

MOE to GAWKINS: (As Moe has now removed his hat and is asking Gawkins in a professional, but yet quick tone of voice): "Pardon me, got any mice, insects, ants or bugs you want exterminated?"

We now see Gawkins looking at Moe, Larry, and Curly with a look of relief on his face as Moe is standing there with the luggage case, Curly has his sack of cats slung over his shoulder and Larry is standing their with his fish net and small box of various poisons.

GAWKINS to MOE, LARRY, and CURLY: (As Gawkins is using a happy tone of voice and is clutching his hand together in glee says joyfully): "Heaven must sent you to us, we're over runned by them, come right in gentlemen!"

We now see Gawkins, Moe, Larry, and Curly entering into Mrs. Burlap's house.

GAWKINS to LARRY, CURLY, and MOE: (As we see Curly, Moe, and Larry standing in the entrance hallway as Gawkins is now leaving in a dignified manner says to them in a very dignified tone of voice): "Please wait here."

Moe, Curly, and Larry are politely waiting in the entrance hallway with looks of mischief on their faces. We now see a pretty lady dressed in a riding habit enter into the party along with her date as Moe has now quietly but mischievously put a mouse on the gentleman's shoulder. Curly and Larry are now in a very quiet manner as they have now mischievously nodded their heads at Moe in agreement about the mouse.

We now see Gawkins and Mrs. Burlap approaching Moe, Larry, and Curly as she is now putting on her spectacles to be able to see them better.

MRS. BURLAP to her BUTLER GAWKINS: (As she is now looking at Moe, Larry, and Curly as they are standing there in a professional manner as she is now saying in a voice of bewilderment): My word Gawkins, what are these?"

GAWKINS to MRS. BURLAP: (As he is standing there in a very dignified manner and answers back to her in a very dignified tone of voice): "These are the pest exterminators, madame!"

MRS. BURLAP to MOE, CURLY, and LARRY: (As she is looking at them with a mad look and says to them in a worried tone of voice): "Well, if you gentlemen will exterminate without letting my guests know, I shall reward you handsomely."

CURLY to MRS. BURLAP: (As Curly is looking at her with a huge mischievous grin on his face and says to her in a mischievous tone of voice): You can depend on us toots."

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is looking at Curly with a really evil look on his face and is saying to Curly in a really mad tone of voice): "What do you mean, getting familiar with the dame?"

MOE to MRS. BURLAP: (As Moe is now approaching her in an apologetic manner and says to her in a very apologetic tone of voice): "Don't pay ann attention to him babe!"

MRS. BURLAP to CURLY and MOE: (As she is now thoroughly insulted by the way that Curly and Moe have now treated her says): "Ah, ah, Gawkins dress them in riding habits like the other guests, so they can work in the living room un-observed. And gentlemen, don't forget, you must not disclose what you are doing."

MOE to MRS. BURLAP: (As Moe has a really evil but yet mischievous look on his face as he says back to her): "We got you lady."

All the while that Moe and Mrs. Burlap were having their conversation we saw Curly and Larry standing there smiling mischievously. Mrs. Burlap is now returning to her party guests.

GAWKINS to MOE, CURLY, and LARRY: (As he is using a very dignified tone of voice as Moe, Larry, and Curly are following him in a very polite manner as Gawkins says): "Come with me, gentlemen."

We now see Gawkins leading in Moe, Curly, and Larry in a dignified manner as Curly, Larry, and Moe are now dressed in their riding habits and are looking at the living room quarters in a state of awe.

MOE to CURLY and LARRY: (As Moe is using a happy tone of voice says to them mischievously): "Boy, what does this room remind you of?"

LARRY to MOE: (As Larry is smiling mischievously and answers Moe back in a mischievous tone of voice): "The reform school."

Curly is standing there looking around with a happy look on his face as Moe has now given Larry a hard kick on his leg as Larry is now limping away and rubbing his leg in pain.

GAWKINS to MOE, LARRY, and CURLY: (As Gawkins is looking at them with a serious look on his face and says in a serious tone of voice): "Gentlemen, gentlemen, get to work at once, and above all don't be conspicuous!"

As Gawkins was talking to them Moe, Larry, and Curly were looking at him with looks of puzzlement on their faces.

MOE to GAWKINS: (As Moe is looking at Gawkins with a mad look on his face and says back to him in a mad tone of voice): "Hey, if that 'con-spic-a-rus', means what I think it does, I'm meant to punch you right in the nose."

CURLY to MOE: (As Curly is trying to be dignified and is acting like he is highly educated says to Moe): "Pipe down, it's the Right from Latin, 'Noka, Spikus, Angelus'."

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is looking at Curly with a really demented look on his face as he is asking Curly in a demented but yet slightly mischievous tone of voice): "What school did you go to?"

CURLY to MOE: (As Curly has a look of seriousness on his face and is answering Moe back in a high pitched mischievous voice): "O-X-F-O-R-D!"

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is giving Curly a mean look and says back to him in a mean tone of voice as he is stomping Curly hard on his foot says): "Well, you better go back to, 'H-I-G-H S-H-O-E-S'."

Curly is now yelling, 'ooow, ooow, ooow, ooow, in a horrible state of pain. Moe is now dishing out their work orders.

MOE to LARRY: (As Moe is using a low and mean tone of voice says): "Now, you, you take the front part of the house." Moe is giving himself the upstairs, and 'You take the kitchen', (assigning that to Curly).

As Curly and Larry are leaving to complete their work details we now see the beautiful maid walking by as Moe is looking at her sweetly.

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe has now decided to switch work details with Curly now that he has seen the maid and says to Curly): "Hen, hem, no, you take the upstairs and I'll take the kitchen!"

MOE to the MAID: (As Moe is looking at her in a very happy manner and says to her in a very happy tone of voice): "Oh, toots, come here, you know little girl, I'm gonna like you."

MAID to MOE: (As she is smiling sweetly at Moe and says back to Moe in a very sweet tone of voice): "I like you too, you big handsome mouser catcher."

We now see the maid looking at Moe with a sweet and flirtatious look on her face as Moe is looking at her also with a flirtatious look on his face.

MOE to the MAID: (As he has a very sweet look on his face and says to her in a sweet tone of voice): "Oh, let's leave business out of this. You know all my life I've dreames of loving a girl like you, and I never believed in love at first sight, until this very minute. Kiss me, ah, kiss me!"

All the while that Moe was standing there with his arms raised and his eyes closed as he was flirting with the maid. The maid had left and we see Curly standing there holding a tray of food as he has a sheepish look on his face. Curly has now given Moe a sweet little kiss on his cheek.

CURLY to MOE: (As Curly has now given Moe the kiss and asks Moe in a full blown state of mischief): "Anything else, sir?"

We now see Moe coming back to reality as he has now discovered that he was kissed by Curly as Moe is now rubbing the kiss off of his face and has a really worried look on his face.

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe has a look of pain on his face and pain in his voice as he shouts): "I'm poisoned, I'm poisoned, get out, get to work, get to work!"

Moe has now in a state of madness has hit Curly on the top of his head as he has taken the tray from Curly's hands and is setting it down in madness.

MOE to the MAID: (As Moe is chasing after her begging her to listen to him says in a serious tone of voice): "Oh toots, wait a minute, will ya?, wait a minute!"

We are now in the living roo quarters where the party is now in full swing. Curly has now snuck up behind Mrs. Burlay, and has scared her carrying his sack of cats.

CURLY to MRS. BURLAP: (As Curly has now quietly snuck up behind her and she has now flinched in scaredness as Curly has mischievously asked her): "See any mice?"

MRS. BURLAP to CURLY: (As she is now turning around and is looking at Curly with a look of worry on her face as she is chasing Curly away in fear says): "Oh, what are you doing here?, get those cats out of here, quickly, quickly, hurry!"

We now see Larry and Curly standing in front of the piano.

LARRY to CURLY: (As Larry is looking at Curly with a worried look on his face and is quietly yelling at Curly in a mad tone of voice): "Hey, hey, get rid of those cats, quick, before somebody sees us."

CURLY to LARRY: (As Curly has a look of panic on his face and whispers back to Larry in a panic tone of voice): "What will I do with them?"

LARRY to CURLY: (As Curly is standing there looking at Larry with a worried look on his face as Larry is looking back at Curly with a worried look on his face and has a worried voice): "Give 'em to me, wait, put them in there hurry up." (We now see Curly and Larry both in a state of panic now hiding the cats inside of piano).

LARRY to CURLY: (As Curly is blowing on his hand and Larry has a look of mischief on his face as they are now acting mischievously about hiding the cats in the piano as Larry asks Curly): "Say, ha, what ever happened in 1776?"

CURLY to LARRY: (As Curly is looking at Larry with a look of mischief on his face and is using a questionable tone of voice asks): "What street?"

LARRY to CURLY: (As Larry is now looking at Curly with a mad look on his face and has a mad tone of voice says): "Skip it!"

We now see Mrs. Burlay, Clara, and Lord Stoke Pogis sitting on a davenport making small talk as Mrs. Burlap has now noticed a mouse on his foot.

LORD STOKE POGIS to BEULAH and CLARA: (As he has a look of happiness on his face as Clara and Beulah are smiling back at him politely as he says): "And, that's how it actually happens."

CLARA to LORD STOKE POGIS: (As she is sitting there smiling politely as she is answering back in a polite manner): "You don't say, how very interesting, quiet remarkable, yes, I do say, that was very interesting."

MRS. BURLAP to LORD STOKE POGIS: (As she is now noticing a mouse on his foot and she has a look of panic on her face and says to him in a state of panic as she is trying to get rid of mouse before he notices it): "My your Lordship, you're as pale as ghost!"

LORD STOKE POGIS to MRS. BURLAP: (As he is rubbing his face in worry and says to her in worried tone of voice): "A what?"

MRS. BURLAP to LORD STOKE POGIS: (As she is now looking at him in worry as she is now trying to hide from him the fact that he is wearing a mouse is saying to him in a mischievous tone of voice as she is hitting him on his knee): "Let me try your reflexes."

As Mrs. Burlap has now hit Lord Stoke Pogis on his knee and has successfully removed the mouse from his foot we now see Curly and Larry in front of the piano bent over as Curly now has the mouse on his head. Larry now sees the mouse as he goes to hit it with a hammer but he misses the mouse and hits Curly hard on his head.

CURLY to LARRY: (As Larry has now hit Curly hard on his head with the hammer as Curly is now yelling in pain): "oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh'!"

We now see a really pretty young lady standing there talking to a really refined looking gentleman as the mouse is now on her back.

DEBUTANTE to the DIGNIFIED GENTLEMAN: (As she is standing there talking in a very polite voice as he is politely standing there listening to her): "And I am so glad I could, it's really the most enjoyable party. Mrs. Burlap always has such interesting people you know, hee, hee, hunts are so thrilling, hee, hee, ha, ha!"

Larry and Curly are standing next to the piano with worried looks on their faces as they now have noticed the mouse on her back. Larry has now pushed Curly aside as he is now approaching the young debutante. Just as Larry was getting ready to hit the mouse on her back she has now turned around and is looking at Larry with a hurtful look on her face as Larry is now quickly hiding the hammer under his vest and is smiling back at her mischievously and the dignified gentleman has now left.

LARRY to the DEBUTANTE: (As he is looking at her mischievously as he is hiding the fact that hew was about to hit her with the hammer): "Well, ah, hello!"

Curly has now noticed the mouse on her back as he is now walking over to help Larry get the mouse off of her back.

CURLY to the DEBUTANTE: (As Curly is walking up to her with a look of mischief on his face and mischief in his voice as he is now trying to get the mouse off of her back without her knowing about it): "May I have this dance?"

DEBUTANTE to CURLY: (As she is answering back to him with a look of dismay on her face and has a questionable tone of voice says): Well, what dance, there is no music?"

CURLY to the DEBUTANTE: (As Curly is now starting to dance with her still trying to fetch the mouse says to her mischievously): "I never dance to music, I shake the tootsies, kid!"

Curly is now dancing with the young debutante as Larry has now tried to hit the mouse on her back but he has now once again missed the mouse and has hit Curly hard on the head once again. Curly has now slightly lost his balance. He is now dancing with the debutante in a wild manner trying to get the mouse off of her back as Larry is now running around in circles with the two of them as he is now frantically trying to hit the mouse with his hammer. Once again Larry has now missed the mouse and again has gotten poor Curly. Curly is now wildly shaking and dancing with her to try and get rid of the mouse. Curly has now done a dip with her as he is now picking the mouse off of her back and has now tossed the mouse as it is now landing on the back of another gentleman guest.

We now see Moe in a state of madness as he is now approaching the gentleman who has the mouse on his back and has now sprayed the mouse causing the mouse to scurry down his back.

MOUSE GUEST to ANOTHER LADY: (As he is talking to her and is now twitching from the mouse beind down his back): "Ah, yes, I always enjoy myself at Mrs. Burlap's, she's, yes, I always enjoy myself."

We now see the man with the mouse down his back with a horrified look of pain on his face as he is being squirted by Moe. The mouse man is now frantically dancing around trying to get rid of the mouse as we now see Moe clapping his hands and patting his foot as Curly and Larry are now joining him as they are now doing a Russian style of a dance as we hear the mouse man saying, 'eeen, eeen, eeen, eeen, eeen'. Moe, Larry, and Curly are now saying as they are dancing around in circles stomping their feet and clapping their hands and are saying happily, 'A heta, motta, ho, a heeta, motta, hi, a heeta, matta, yo, yo, ho, ho, hee, hee, motta, motta, ho'. (Moe has now hit Curly on his head), ha, ha, ho, ho, ho, Larry is now squatted down on his haunches as he is now dancing. We are now looking at the foot of the mouse man guest as the mouse is now crawling out and Larry is now down on his knees chasing and swinging after it with his hammer.

Larry has now taken a swift hit at the mouse and has missed his mark as Larry has now hit another male guest hard on his foot as he is yelling out loudly in pain as he is now rubbing his foot and yelling, 'Yow, yow, yow, yow, yow, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh'. Larry is still down on his kness as he is wildly chasing after the mouse and is wacking at him in a demented state as he has now cremated the foot of a lady guest with his hammer as she in now yelping out loudly in pain as she is also rubbing her foot.

LARRY to the LADY GUEST WITH THE SORE FOOT: (As Larry is now looking at her with a mad look on his face and is yelling at her in a mad voice): "Quiet, you'll scare him!"

As Larry is now merrily chasing after the mouse on his knees and is wildly smacking at him, we now see Mrs. Burlap engaged in a telephone conversation with the Judge. As Larry has now once again gone to take a wild wack at the mouse has now once again missed his mard and has cracked poor Mrs. Burlap hard on her foot.

MRS. BURLAP to the JUDGE: (As she is happily talking to him as she is now getting hit hard on her foot by the wild hammer swinging Larry): "Do come over later Judge will you, oh, oh, you blathering idiot. Not you Judge!"

We now see Curly standing there smiling mischievously as Larry is now approaching Moe and Curly. We see Moe grabbing Larry by his hair as Moe is now thoroughly disgusted with Larry.

MOE to LARRY: (As Moe is looking at Larry with a mean look on his face and is shouting at Larry madly about Larry's hammer performance): "Do you wanna get us thrown out of the place?"

LARRY to MOE: (As Larry is looking back at Moe with a mean look on his face and says to Moe in a full blown state of mischief as he is now removing from his vest pocke a poisoned box of cheese): "This will fix these rats!"

Moe has now taken a good swiff wiff of the cheese and has now let out a huge sneeze. We now see Larry in a state of wickedness as he is representing the cheese to Curly.

LARRY to CURLY: (As Larry is wickedly offering Curly a bite of the spiked cheese): "Hey, try this?"

CURLY to LARRY: (In a total state of glee as he is rubbing his hands happily as he is now taking a sample of the cheese says): "Oh, Cam-in-bertie!"

As Curly is now happily enjoying his cheese snack we now see Moe and Larry looking at poor Curly with looks of devilment on their faces.

LARRY to CURLY: (As Larry is asking Curly in a mean and mischievous tone of voice): "How do you feel, all righ, do you feel a little dizzy?"

CURLY to LARRY: (As Curly has now happily enjoyed his cheese snack and has a happy look on his face and says to Larry in a happy tone of voice): "I never felt better in my life."

LARRY to MOE: (As Larry has a disgusted look on his face and says in a disgusted tone of voice): "I knew it, I didn't put enough rat poisoning in this cheese!"

CURLY to LARRY: (As Curly is saying without thought): "Yeah!"

Curly is now rubbing his face in pain as he has now realized what Larry had said. Curly is now going to hit Larry across his face. Larry has now ducked and Curly has now given Moe a hard smack on his kisser.

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is now grabbing Curly by his suit jacket and is giving Curly a mean and wicked look as he is saying to Curly in a wicked tone of voice): "What's the idea?"

CURLY to MOE: (As Curly is looking at Moe with a throuoghly disgusted look on his face as Curly is saying back to Moe in a mean and wicked tone of voice as Curly is pointing at Larry): "What does he think I am, a rat?"

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is sticking up for Larry and is wickedly looking at Curly and is answering back in a wicked tone of voice): "Yeah, what about it?"

CURLY to MOE: (As Curly now has a sheepish look on his face and says in a low and mischievous tone of voice as he is slightly mumbling): "Well, you don't have to tell everybody."

Curly has now stuck his tongue out at Moe in madness as Moe is now hitting Curly on it.

LARRY to CURLY: (As Larry is standing there in a full blown state of mischief says): "Serves you right!"

MOE to LARRY: (As Moe is now in a thoroughly disgusted mood says to Larry in a demented tone of voice as he is giving Larry an eyepoke says): "You, started everything!"

LARRY to MOE and CURLY: (As Larry is now putting his hands on Moe and Curly and he has his eyes shut and says in a state of mischief): "Oh, I can't see, I can't see!"

CURLY and MOE to LARRY: (As they are now in a state of worry and are yelling at Larry in a worried tone of voice): "What's the matter?"

LARRY to MOE and CURLY: (As Larry is standing there with a really big mischievous grin on his face and says in a mischievous ton of voice): "I got my eyes closed."

MOE to LARRY: (As Moe is now shoving Larry in madness and is giving him another eyepoke says to him in madness): "Get outta here."

MOE to CURLY and LARRY: (As Moe is really disgusted with the two of them and he is pushing them away madly shouts): "Spread out, come on!"

Curly and Larry are now approaching the dessert bar.

CURLY to LARRY: (In a really happy tone of voice as Curly is slicing himself a nice, large piece of "POPPYSEED", (OOPS 'ANT') cake): "Oh, Poppyseed cake, want some?"

As Curly is now slicing himself a big piece of cake Larry is looking at him with a look of worry on his face.

LARRY to CURLY: (In a full blown state of mischief as Larry is responding back knowing full well that it's 'ANT CAKE' as he does not tell Curly): "No, no!"

Once again we see Moe out of this world mad as he has now noticed Curly and Larry happily cozing up to the dessert bar.

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is looking at Curly with a really ugly look on his face and in a low and mean tone of vocie asks him): "What's going on here?"

CURLY to MOE: (As Curly has a look of mischief on his face and mischief in his voice asks Moe): "Want some 'Poppyseed' cake?"

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is taking the slice of 'Poppyseed', (oops 'ANT') cake from Curly in a thoroughly disgusted mood asks him): "Did you come to work or to a banquet?"

CURLY to MOE: (As Curly has now taken a drink of water and has a look of wonderment on his face and is answering Moe back in a mischievous voice): "A banquet!"

All the while that Moe and Curly were having their discussion Larry was standing there looking at them with a look of hurt and dismay on his face. We now see Moe taking the cake slice and is hitting Curly in the face with it.

LARRY to MOE: (As he is saying in mischievous tone of voice as he is slightly laughing and has a mischievous look on his face as Moe has a mean look on his face and he is crushing the remains of the cake slice into Larry's face as Larry says): "To a banquet, and he gotta, gotta good one!"

MOE to LARRY: (As Moe is now thoroughly disgusted with Larry shouts at him in a wicked tone of voice): "Ah, shut up!"

MOE to CURLY and LARRY: (As Moe now has a mean look on his face and is yelling at Curly and Larry as Curly and Larry are wiping cake off their faces as Moe says): "Now that the banquet's over, make it snappy, we gotta work fast, or we don't get paid, get it off your face."

LARRY to MOE: (As Larry has a mean look on his face and is yelling at Moe in a mean tone of voice as Larry is wiping his face says): "All right, I'll get it off!"

MRS. BURLAP to PROFESSOR REPULSO: (As Mrs. Burlap is now showing Professor Repulso the piano in a happy manner says): "Right this way Professore, right here!"

We now see Moe, Larry, and Curly sitting down to enjoy the piano recitle.

MRS. BURLAP to her PARTY GUESTS: (As she is proudly introducing Professor Repulso to them says in a happy tone of voice): "Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you Professor Repulso who will favour us with a piano recitle."

We are now on Moe, Larry, and Curly. Moe is sitting there with a look of happiness on his face as Larry is looking at Curly with a look of worry on his face.

LARRY to CURLY: (As Larry is looking at Curly with a really worried look on his face as Curly is looking at Larry with a really worried look as Larry asks Curly in a worried tone of voice): "Did she say he was gonna play the piana?"

CURLY to LARRY: (As Curly has a really worried look on his face as he says to Larry in a petrified panic tone of voice): "The cats!"

We now see Professor Repulso now sitting down at the piano in a proud manner as he is starting to play "The Blue Danube Waltz", we now hear the cats yelling back in the same notes that he is playing. Mrs. Burlap is standing there with a petrified look of panic on her face.

Now, to add insult to injury, we now see a mouse crawling into the back of the piano to make the poor cats even madder than they all ready are. We now see Professor Repulso with his hands poised over the piano keys to start playing again as we hear the cats now screeching wildly as they are now after the mouse and are causing the piano keys to play. Mrs. Burlap is standing there in a horrified state of fear and panic as she has look of petrified panic on her kisser.

Professor Repulso is now standing up in fear and wonderment as he is now lifting the cap off of the top of the piano and is now releasing some of the terribly mad and frighten cats as he is getting hit in the face by one of the petrified pussy-cats that is chasing after the mouse. Professor Repulso has now dropped the piano cap and is sitting down in a state of fear and panic.

We are now back on Moe, Larry, and Curly as Moe is now thoroughly disgusted with Curly and Larry as he is grabbing Larry by his hair and is trying to get Curly by his 'hair'.

CURLY to MOE: (As Curly is laughing at the fact that Moe couldn't get a hold of his 'hair'): "N'yuk, n'yuk, n'yuk, n'yuk!"

Curly has now stuck his tongue out at Moe as Moe is madly hitting Curly hard on the top of his coconut. Moe is now applying a double stomach punch and head conking to both Curly and Larry. Moe is now bending Curly over in madness as Moe is now grabbing Larry's arm and is forcing Larry to make a fist and has hit Larry on his arm causing Larry to spin his arm and take his fist and hit Curly hard on his coconut. While the cats are still in the piano yelling frantically to be set free.

We now see Moe applying a double face slap as the other guests are looking at Curly and Larry with looks of hurt on their faces.

MOE to LARRY: (As Moe is yelling at Larry in a horrible state of fear and panic says): "Get in that piano and get those cats out, hurry up!"

LARRY to MOE: (As Larry is responding to Moe in a voice of defeat says): "All right!"

We now see Larry climbing into the piano to get the cats as Curly and the other guests are standing there looking at Larry in fear, hurt and panic.

MOE to LARRY: (As Moe is thoroughly disgusted at Larry as Larry is lifting the cap of the piano and has now released on mad and scared pussy-cat as Moe shouts): "Hurry up now!"

LARRY to MOE: (As Larry is now looking at Moe with a mad look on his face and says to Moe in a mad tone of voice): "I can't reach them!"

We now see Moe climbing up on the piano to help Larry get the cats while the other guests and Curly are looking at them in states of panic and fear as we are now also hearing the cats screeching in pain and scaredness.

MOE to LARRY: (As Moe is now on the piano with Larry as Larry is in a state of panic and Moe is in a state of madness as Moe is yelling at Larry): "I'll hold your feet, get in there!"

We now see Moe with a really mad and demented look on his face as he is now lowering Larry into the piano head first.

LARRY to MOE: (As Larry is now head first in the piano and is stuck is shouting in panic): "Owh, owh, owh, owh, owh, owh, get me out of here I'm stuck!"

As Moe is lowering Larry into the piano we now see Curly in a state of panic as he is wondering what he can do to help while the other guests are now panicking also.

We are now inside of the piano where Larry is now in there on his head and is completely stuck and is panicking.

MOE to LARRY: (As Moe is now in a state of worry says to Larry in a worried tone of voice): "Take it easy kid, I'll get ya!"

LARRY to MOE: (As Larry is now cupping his hands to his mouth and is yelling in a state of panic): "Hey Moe, get me outta here I'm caught!"

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is yelling at Curly in a full blown state of madness and fear says): "Hey, 'Puddin-Head', lend a hand!"

CURLY to MOE: (As Curly has a look of mischief on his face and has mischief in his voice says): "Which one?"

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is totally outraged with Curly and has now kicked Curly in his stomach yells at him wickedly): "Both of them, pull!"

We now see a quick glimpse of poor Mrs. Burlap who is standing in the background with a horrified look of fear and panic on her face as she is rubbing her hands together in fear and panic.

We now see Curly taking hold of Moe's coat tail and is pulling on it causing Moe and the piano to go crashing to the floor. As the piano and Moe are crashing to the ground we hear Moe yelling in pain and fear, 'aaaah, aaaah, aaaah, aaaah, aaaah, aaaah,' as the other guests now have looks of frantic fear on their faces. We now see Curly sitting on the floor with Larry still inside of the piano and Moe is laying on the floor with the entire piano on top of him.

CURLY to MOE and LARRY: (As Curly is now sitting up in total fear and panic shouts to them): "What happened?"

LARRY to CURLY: (As Larry is still stuck inside of the piano kicking his feet in panic as he is yelling painfully): "Get me out of here!"

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is still pinned down by the piano and is shouting in pain): "Get me out!"

LARRY to CURLY: (In a full blown state of fear and panic shouts to Curly): "Good god, get me out of here!"

We now see Curly helping Larry out of the top of the piano as Curly is getting Larry out he is now pushing the piano harder on Moe.

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe has a look of frantic pain on his face and is yelling at Curly in a horribly panicking tone of voice): "I'll moider you, when I get out of here!"

Larry is still stuck in the upper part of the piano while Moe is still pinned underneath it and Curly is now sitting down with Larry's trousers in his hands as Curly has now pulled them off of Larry. Larry is frantically kicking his feet and is yelling at the top of his lungs. 'GET ME OUTTA HERE!"

Curly is now approaching Moe and is trying to set Moe free by pulling Moe by his hair. All the while Larry is still stuck in the top part of the piano.

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is now pounding his hands on the floor in panic as he is shouting to Curly in a petrified state of panic and fear): "Oowh, oowh, lift the piano off!"

Curly has now lifted the piano up high enough so Moe could crawl out from underneath it. Larry is still stuck in the top.

MOE to CURLY: (As Moe is now beyond outrageously mad at Curly for dropping the piano on him is now running over to Curly and has now kicked Curly hard in his backside and has also hit him hard on his head as Moe is yelling in frantic madness): "I gotcha, I gotcha, I gotcha, get over hear and give us a hand. What do you wanna do kill him? Save him for me, I'll kill him when he gets out!"

We now see both Moe and Curly taking hold of Larry's legs as they are now pulling Larry free from the piano.

MOE to LARRY: (As Larry is now being freed as Moe is saying to Larry in a slightly carrying but yet evil tone of voice): "Come on kid, take it easy, what's the matter?"

We now see Larry standing there totally dazed out as he is totally wrapped in piano wiring and key notes.

LARRY to MOE and CURLY: (As Larry is slightly dis-orientated and is staggering from pain says in a mischievous tone of voice): "It was a great fight, what happened?"

CLARA to ELEANOR: (As Clara is now trying to help the poor, petrified panicking Mrs. Burlap covering up the fact that Moe, Larry, and Curly were the exterminators says to her in a happy tone of voice): "Aren't those the cleaverest entertainers?"

ELEANOR to CLARA: (As Eleanor is looking at Clara with a look of puzzlement on her face and says back to Clara in a very questionable tone of voice): "Entertainers?"

CLARA to ELEANOR: (As Clara has a big grin on her face and has a happy tone of voice says): "What an ingenious idea?"

ELEANOR to CLARA: (As Eleanor is now laughing hysterically and has a totally happy tone of voice says): "Oh, my dear, I thought they were guest, why didn't you tell me?"

We now hear the guests laughing hysterically at Moe, Larry, and Curly for their wonderful performance. While we see poor Mrs. Burlap still standing in the background in a horrified state of panic thinking that her party has become a total wash out.

ELEANOR to the OTHER PARTY GUESTS: (As Eleanor is now speaking in a really happy and agreeable tone of voice as she has a giant grin on her face says): "You all be sure to congratulate Mrs. Burlap, her entertainment is certainly novel!"

CLARA to ELEANOR: (As Clara is pointing to Moe, Larry, and Curly and is laughing happily and is smiling in agreement as she says): "Yes, indeed it is!"

We now see all of the party guests approaching Mrs. Burlap to tell her that her entertainment was grand while poor Mrs. Burlap is thinking the worst.

CLARA to MRS. BURLAP: (As Clara is looking at Mrs. Burlap in a total state of joy says to her): "Your entertainment is a huge success!"

ELEANOR to MRS. BURLAP: (As Eleanor has a happy look on her face and says in a really happy tone of voice): "How did you ever think of it?"

MRS. BURLAP to ELEANOR: (As Mrs. Burlap is now coming up with a quick and snappy answer to Eleanor's question): "Oh, why, I saw them in Vaudeville."

ELEANOR to MRS. BURLAP: (As Eleanor is now saying in a really happy and upbeat tone of voice): "Oh, how cleaver!"

We now hear the guests saying in random speak, "Yes they were wonderful, they wer great, they were awesome."

We now see Moe, Larry, and Curly with their tails betwixt their pants as the are now approaching Mrs. Burlap to get their deserved punishment.

MOE to MRS. BURLAP: (As we see Curly and Larry as well as Moe hanging their heads in shame and disgust as Mor says): "Well, Lady......"

CLARA to MOE, LARRY, and CURLY: (As she is saying to them in a really gleeful manner): "You wer perfectly wonderful, you funny men!"

Moe is now giving Larry and Curly a look of wonderment as he has now found out that the party guests thought they were the entertainers.

ELEANOR to MOE: (As she is straightening Moe's jacket collare and is smiling happily and says to him in a very happy tone of voice): "Oh, you must come on the fox hunt with us!"

MOE to ELEANOR: (As Moe has a happy tone of voice and a big smile on his face says): "We always did want to get in on that fox hunting racket!"

CURLY to MOE: (As Curly has a look of madness on his face and has his hands on his waist in madness as he is shouting to Moe in a mad tone of voice): "Not me!"

We now see Larry standing there looking at Moe and Curly with a look of devilment on his face as Moe has now bonked Curly on his nose in shear madness.

CURLY to MOE: (As Curly is now having a fit or rage and is shouting at Moe in a thoroughly mad tone of voice): "I'm not going!"

Moe has now given Curly a double face slap in shear madness as Curly is having a fit of outrage.

CURLY to MOE: (As Curly is still shouting at Moe in throrough madness): "I'm still not going!"

CURLY to LARRY: (As Curly is now looking at Larry with a mischievous look on his face as he is shaking hands with Larry says): "I guess I told him!"

LARRY to CURLY: (As Larry is now shaking Curly's hand back in agreement and says back to Curly in a low and happy tone of voice): "I guess you did!"

As Curly and Larry were doing their handshakes of agreement of Curly telling Moe that he was not going on the fox hunt, Moe has now given Curly a nice, swift kick on his backside.

All the while that Curly was fighting with Moe and the having his agreement with Larry we saw the party guests standing there looking at them with really worried and hurt looks on their faces.

We now see Curly leading the parade singing "A Hunting We Must Go", (As Moe's kick in the backside pursuaded Curly to go).

We now see the entire group of party guests holding ont on another forming one huge line as they're arll are singing gleefully and in unison: "A Hunting We Must Go, A Hunting We Must Go, Hi-Ho The Dairy-O, A Hunting Me Must Go!""

We are now on the fox hunt. It is a gorgeous Spring day, the tree's are in full leafing, the grass is a beautiful shade of green, the sun is high in the sky and is shining brightly and merrily. The beagle's are now barking in a happy and wild manner as they are now trying to scare up a fox. As we see the guests riding merrily on their horses following the beagles.

We are now on Moe, Larry, and Curly with their guide. The guide is riding a horse. Larry is walking beside a bicycle. Moe is riding a donkey while Curly is limping in walking a horse.

GUIDE to MOE, LARRY, and CURLY: (As she is proudly sitting on her horse and is saying to then and her horse): "Whoa, whoa, whoa, Robin, whoa. Come on boys, hurry up, ho, ho, whoa, whoa!"

CURLY to MOE and LARRY: (As Curly is talking to them in a very conjested voice says): "My cold is killing me!"

MOE to CURLY and LARRY: (As Moe is now bent slightly over and is limping badly says in pain): "Well, my ankel's sore.!

MOE to his HORSE: (As Moe is now leading the horse away from him says): "Get over there!"

Curly is now sneezing in an uncontrolable state. Curly has now 'honked his bugle' so loudly that it sounded like an actual blowing of a real bugle.

LARRY to MOE: (As Larry is looking at Moe with a look of wonderment on his face and is using a questionable tone of voice says): "Did you hear that bugle, they must of seen a fox."

LARRY to MOE: (As Larry has now patted Moe on the shoulder in a happy state as Larry says to Moe in a happy tone of voice): "Come on, come on!"

MOE to LARRY: (As Moe is now trying to mount on his horse says): "Give me a hand."

CURLY to MOE and LARRY: (As Curly is now sneezing uncontrolably and is pointing a finger and says to Moe and Larry in a very conjested tone of voice): "I see a fox."

Curly is now dancing in happiness as he is now picking up a sack and is going after his 'fox'.

CURLY to FOX: (OOPS-SKUNK): (As Curly is now approaching him in a happy mood says to him); "Hum, hum, hum, hum, come her foxie, come here, come here, come here, hum!"

Curly has now grabbed his 'FOX' (OOPS-SKUNK) by his tail and is now putting him in a large burlap sack.

CURLY to MOE and LARRY: (As Curly has now let out another huge sneeze and is shouting to Moe and Larry in a very conjested tone of voice): "I got him, I got him."

CURLY to MOE and LARRY: (As Curly is now running proudly to Moe and Larry to show them his 'fox'): "I got a 'fox'.

LARRY to CURLY: (As Larry is looking a Curly in pride says ): "Where?"

We now see Moe and Larry falling back in panic as the are now discovering that Curly's 'FOX' is a 'SKUNK'.

LARRY to CURLY: (As both Larry and Moe are now passed out from the smell of the skunk and Moe has a blank look on his face as Larry has a hurt look on his face as Larry is saying): "aaaah, aaaah, aaaah, aaaah!"

SHORT ENDS:

The short ends out where we see the horse neighing in fear as he has now smelt the skunk and is now falling to the ground and is passing out from the ordor.


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Fan Reviews   (12)
Re: ANTS IN THE PANTRY
Posted 2013-12-22 15:48:25 by phil5775

One of the boy's all-time best, if not the best. All three are at the top of their game here. Great plot, the interaction between them is smooth, and Larry gets a little bit more of the spotlight. The bedroom scene with the ants, and the buffet scene are classic Stooges.


Reviewer's Rating: (10)
Re: ANTS IN THE PANTRY
Posted 2010-04-08 18:57:56 by Shemp_Diesel
Edited 2013-02-12 17:06:03 by Shemp_Diesel

If people don't have pest then you give them pest. Ants, mice and moths all through the houses. What a concept & what a brilliant short by the stooges. Almost equal in quality to its remake Pest Man Wins.

The first short directed by Jack White as Preston Black and he did a great job with this & several others during the 1936 season.

3 1/2 pokes


Reviewer's Rating: (8)
Re: ANTS IN THE PANTRY
Posted 2010-07-15 13:05:01 by Final Shemp
The cat's out of the bag, Ants in the Pantry is 20 minutes of non-stop funny.
The gags work well around the clock. The Stooges are well-casted in a profession they can do a lot of damage in. Better still it's a profession where they're given permission by their boss to act irresponsible. When the Stooges are unleashed without any restraint, something amazing is bound to happen.
The party scenes are fantastic. Gotta love that sack o' cats they're lugging around. I was floored when they dump it into the piano. Their attempts at acting inconspicuous are enthralling and ingenious. Moe hitting on a maid is a highlight; attempting to steal a kiss only to hit Curly instead ("I'm poisoned!"). Larry running around with a hammer chasing mice is one of the golden moments in comedy. It's a much better showcase of the Stooges functioning in the upper class than Hoi Polloi or Pardon My Scotch.
Unfortunately the short didn't seem to find itself an ending. The climatic fox hunt is out of left field, and is a bit too much build for a single gag. Why does Curly suddenly have a cold? One that was absent during the rest of the short, at that.
In spite of it's climatic foul up, there's enough here to claim Ants in the Pantry is one of the best Three Stooges shorts, if not the best. We're still early in their career, though.
Final Shemp's Final Word: 4 Pokes

Reviewer's Rating: (10)
Re: ANTS IN THE PANTRY
Posted 2008-02-08 21:53:58 by henro78751

Actually this has turned out to be one of my more favorite shorts. The scene where the mouse lands on Curly's head is a riot. The mouse is catapulted off of a guy's foot via a knee reflex, and the mouse lands on Curly's head. Actually, the mouse seems to "hover" over Curly's head before it lands. When Larry tries to whack the mouse off of Curly's head, the mouse "jumps" away leaving Curly's bare head to take the brunt of the hammer's blow. The fact that the "mouse landing" and "mouse jump" looks so fake and unnatural makes it all the more hilarious! That scene alone is worth 4 pokes!


Reviewer's Rating: (10)
Re: ANTS IN THE PANTRY
Posted 2001-02-25 19:44:00 by NicktoBarada
Edited 2006-03-24 16:53:59 by shemps#1
Classic stuff in this one. I cracked up when Larry is chasing the mouse around with a hammer, hitting peoples' toes in the proccess. I also loved the piano scene.
Re: ANTS IN THE PANTRY
Posted 2001-11-07 16:03:00 by metaldams
Edited 2005-10-18 12:10:04 by shemps#1
I think this is equally as good as Pest Man Wins. Never before or since has a Stooge short and its remake been able to maintain the same high level of quality. Both of them are classics, easily. The Stooges were on a mini-roll in this period, with Hoi Polloi, Three Little Beers, and Ants In The Pantry all following each other, and they're all 4 pokers. This short doesn't drag for one bit.
Re: ANTS IN THE PANTRY
Posted 2005-09-03 23:21:52 by [Deleted Member]
Here's an interesting fact about the cats in the piano. The sounds of the various cat screams and meows were provided by a man named Clarence Nash, who was most famous for providing the voice for Donald Duck from the early 1930's to the mid-1980's. If you listen closely to the cats screaming as they come out of the piano, they sound like Donald Duck's irascible quacks.
RE: ANTS IN THE PANTRY (1936)
Posted 2003-11-09 07:38:00 by jagman
It has lots of great routines and the boys are in fine form. The real problem is that this short splits in two. They should have focused on the events of the evening, culminating in a slap-fest (as in "Hoi Polloi") or a pie fight or some sort of free-for-all involving the snooty owner and guests. Instead, we cut abruptly to the morning after and the hunt. It's a funny enough story, but it needs its own episode. Obviously, we Stooge fans aren't fussy about plot continuity; but this break spoils the build-up that we expect towards the end of episodes.

Reviewer's Rating: (6)
Re: ANTS IN THE PANTRY
Posted 2002-02-24 08:46:00 by [Deleted Member]
Three pokes... I've got to deduct one because even though there are plenty of great antics from the Stooges, the writing is weak. The ending seems disconnected from the rest of the film (see Dr. Belch's comments). Also, the idea that these rich people would suddenly find the Stooges hilarious and invite them on a fox hunt after they've just released a swarm of vermin in their house and wrecked their piano is too absurd a plot twist even for a Stooges short!Al Giebler wasn't one of the better scriptwriters--he was no Clyde Bruckman, that's for sure, either in quality or quantity of output. The only Giebler script that I'd give a full four pokes to is "Violent Is The Word For Curly." The others, well... E for effort. For whatever reason, he didn't last long as a writer for the Stooges anyway (four shorts total, plus a couple of co-writing credits).There's still a lot of great Stooging in this one, though. It's a riot how enthusiastic the boys are about spreading creepy-crawlies all over that elegant mansion""like Mr. Mouser's pep talk really got them fired up. Watch Curly pop out from under the bed to shake some ants down the lady of the house's back, then dive right under the bed again! Classic.Not to mention Larry and Curly with the "poppy seed cake," mice flying through the air and landing on people's necks, "Bag-o'-Cats" (TM) in the piano, Larry going after the pests on his hands and knees with a hammer... And did you know that moths will eat huge holes in a fur coat in less than a minute after they get into a house...?But that plot device at the end really doesn't work, that guest suddenly thinking that the Stooges are "entertainers" who were hired on purpose... Naww, it wouldn't happen""especially when her dress should still be crawling with ants!

Reviewer's Rating: (9)
Re: ANTS IN THE PANTRY
Posted 2001-07-16 04:10:00 by [Deleted Member]
I too like the remake better. Here are some reasons why:1. Vernon Dent's dance when the mouse goes down the back of his shirt. The guy who did this dance in "Pantry" was funny too, but Dent cracked me up more.2. Shemp's reactions to the maid.3. Better ending4. Shemp's my favorite Stooge. I do like this short a lot, and the fact that Curly taught us a whole new language: Common coldese!Curly: By code id killig be! (Translation: My cold is killing me.)ISLIPP- on sprayed insectiside. ®2001
Re: ANTS IN THE PANTRY
Posted 2001-05-12 03:23:00 by Mike Holme
I saw "The Pest Man Wins" before I saw this one, and unfortunately, this one pales in comparison to its remake, but not bad.
Re: ANTS IN THE PANTRY
Posted 2001-04-02 22:55:00 by sickdrjoe
Well, everybody's got that ONE short that makes you flinch too hard to even hope to enjoy it; this is mine. Not even for the Stooges' sake could I root for anybody that breaks into your house to infest it with rats, roaches and other scuttling vermin. WWWOOAHHHHRRRRRRR!! I'm doubled over in disgust TYPING this, that's how repulsed I am by the very idea! Forget it; I can't watch this, so I'll withhold a poke-rating. Larry cheerfully placing a rat on someone else's drapes is something 20 years of analysis can't stop you from seeing in nightmares.

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