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Average Rating:     [8.76/10]   35 votes


Lotta Bullion distresses her husband Ajax with her new plan to take in war refugees. Ajax, already suffering from a toothache, goes to the dentist and mistakes three brainless janitors as dentists. After a successful (if unusual) tooth-pulling, the Stooges escape and take refuge in Ajax's car, where he immediately disguises them as children and introduces them to his wife as the new refugees.

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Moe, Larry and Curly
Release Date
May 16, 1941
Production Type
Short Subject
16.2 min.
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Production Notes   (2)
Prod. No.:   487
Shooting Days:   4 days   From: 1940-08-24   To: 1940-08-28

Stooge Mayhem   (Avg. 2.00)
Face Slaps: 7 Eye Pokes: 1 Head Bonks: 0 Pastry Thrown: 0

Stooge Quotes   (8)
  • "Little fly upon the wall, Ain't ya got no clothes at all? Ain't ya got no shimmy shirt? Ain't ya got no petti-skirt? Boo, fly, ain't ya cold?"

  • "How's your cold?" "Oh, pretty good. But I still don't smell so good." "I'll say."
    (Symona Boniface, Curly & Stanley Brown)

  • "Act your age!" "Nyaah, glugg, eeee, gaaah, ooooow..." [smack!!!]
    (Moe & Curly)

  • "Go ahead Doc... take a chance... whatta you got to lose?"

  • "Oooh, Mammy!"

  • "I'm smoking too much?!! ... Say... where are those refugees?"
    (Emory Parnell)

  • [slap!] "I didn't nothin'!" "That's why I slapped you, do somethin'."
    (Curly & Moe)

  • "Boy, you should have been a surveyor!" "Aw, thanks! Bet you tell that to all the interns!"
    (Moe & Curly)

Stooge Goofs   (6)
  • Background Laughter
    After Curly says â€Å"Oh, jumpin' beans!”, somebody off-screen (sounds like Moe) busts out laughing.

  • Missing Groan
    As Larry and Curly are scrubbing the floor, the camera cuts over to another shot and we suddenly hear the end of Curly's groan but we never heard the beginning.

  • No Need to Blast
    As Moe uses a power chisel to break up the cement in Emory Parnell's mouth, he stops the chisel, saying he's getting nowhere fast. However, as he stops & says that, Emory Parnell, who was probably holding the fake cement with his teeth, seems to lose his grip on the cement & it moves to the edge of his mouth, appearing ready to pop out, as Curly comments about blasting.

  • The bites on Moe
    In the scene at the dentists office, look closely as Moe falls in a chair, he actually puts the 'clickers' on the seat of his pants himself.

  • Tribute to Larry's Wife
    Not really a "goof", but when Mr. Bullion introduces the Stooges to his wife as refugee children, Larry is called "Mabel", which was Larry's wife's name.

  • Visible Band-Aid
    You can see a band-aid on Curly's leg during the film.

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Audio Files   (1)
  • Didn't Do Nothin'
    Wave Sound (34.55 Kb)
    "I didn't do nothin'!" "That's why I slugged ya; do something... get the water and wash that window right now!"

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Fan Reviews   (7)
Posted 2010-04-30 20:52:18 by Shemp_Diesel
Edited 2015-01-16 10:55:13 by Shemp_Diesel

Who in the world would buy Larry as a little girl? Talk about suspension of disbelief. Oh well, I think I've said before that these shorts weren't written to try and improve our minds. Just sit back & enjoy the chaos.

"I'm smoking too much, say where are those three refugees."

8 pokes

Reviewer's Rating: (8)
Posted 2010-06-16 14:14:18 by Mike Lipincranz
Yeah---And I still don't smell so good.........I'll say you don't.......Frankly-Wouldn't you like to go over there? No, I like it here..........Symona plants a pin in Curly's ass and he goes flying............LMAO!
Posted 2002-04-11 17:40:00 by [Deleted Member]
Edited 2006-03-24 20:42:01 by shemps#1

The scenes at the dentist' office were great. Why didn't they think of that cement/firecracker idea when Curly had his tooth ache in "I Can Hardly Wait"? The rest of the short is just okay. Other highlights were what Diesel mentioned above and the results of Curly mistakenly rubbing Limburger cheese on his chest. I enjoy the "Emily Post" gag no matter what short it's in. I hope she did too.

Posted 2001-04-02 23:30:00 by sickdrjoe
Edited 2006-03-24 20:41:26 by shemps#1
Now I HAVE seen it again - and this gets the Full Four in the eye! Add a Congressional Pliers Twist for excellence above and beyond. The Stooges are like three Tasmanian Devils (there's that Looney Toons connection again!) in that they literally destroy EVERYTHING in their path in this one! No doorway is used when there's a window available to crash through. This is very nearly Stooge-dada, and it RULES. Moe has never been more psychotically belligerant than here, where he literally punishes anyone who even approaches him - and punishes them SEVERELY, I might add! Larry & Curly are as loose and supple as Moe is tightly wrapped - the results are glorious. Curly's frantic howls of pain in combination with Moe's snarling assaults-with-intent-to-maim are like some insane slapstick equivalent of grand opera! Even better are Moe and Curly teaming up to practice impromptu dentistry on some poor mook. Forget the cockamamie plot and watch this for the eternal Stoogian cycle of hitting and yelling.
Posted 2003-11-06 08:42:00 by LarryFan
Not a bad short, but not a great one either. Curly's poem and his "jumping beans" line make me laugh everytime. I also love seeing Larry in a dress. "Frankie needs a pair of shoes".
Posted 2000-09-09 16:33:00 by Stooge
Edited 2003-06-30 20:15:00 by Stooge
Vintage early 40's material, and the boys are hilarious dressed up as kids.

Reviewer's Rating: (10)
Posted 2001-03-15 16:35:00 by Ichabod Slipp
My main memory of this film is of the Stooges posing as little kids ("Little fly upon the wall/ain't you got no clothes at all?") and Larry is a scream as a little girl, but I think the dentist scenes are actually funnier. ("See those teeth?" "What teeth?") And I do think that shot where it looks like Moe is pulling Curly's tooth (but it turns out to be something else) was an extremely clever bit of visual humor.

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