The Three Stooges made a mark in the history of comedy. The Three Stooges were episodes produced through Columbia Pictures. A team of men getting into bungling messes due to their own careless mistakes and comedic slapstick mishaps. None the less, the stooges made audiences members laugh in hysterics throughout the 1930s-1950s.
Starring Moe Howard, Larry, Fine, and Curly Howard you know you were in for a smile and laugh. Also starring Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, and Curly-Joe Derita as the third stooge in the later years.
How many episodes of the three stooges?
There are 190 episodes in existence. And you maybe want to know, What are the best three stooges episodes?
You can easily spend a full day watching episode after episode laughing at these three goofs in their adventures. Instead, let’s take a look at the top 10 Three Stooges episodes of all time.
List of Top 10 the three stooges episodes
10. Calling All Curs
Surprisingly, the stooges make wonderful animal doctors. One of the best parts about this episode is seeing the boys act alongside their four-legged co-stars. But, a pair of dognappers steal a prized pooch. It’s up to the boys to go find the dog before it is too late.
One of the best traits about the stooges as that they are fearless. They are up for a confrontation even if things don’t go as planned. You have to watch this episode for the great improvised fight.
9. Three Little Beers
Taking up golf, you know something is bound to go wrong. Dressed in corny attires, golfers duck in cover as the boys cut down a tree, dig up the ground, or cause one of the biggest car pile-ups in history.
If you’re a golfer then you’re sure to enjoy this short. Although, you may not want to attempt any of the techniques broadcasted in this episode.
The stooges never ran out of ideas easily testing out each scenario and delivering a boatload, or in the case of this episode, a golfball of laughs. Three Little Beers is worth a watch.
8. Who Done It?
Starring Shemp is the third stooge, the stooges are tested in a mystery case. Haunted by a monstrous demon, old man Goodrich is missing. Well cast with well known supporting actors of Stooge history, Christine McIntyre, Ralph Dunn, Emil Sitka, and Duke York sell the suspense of the episode as the boys run throughout the halls seeking safety.
The stooges set up a find mystery in Who Done It easily making us all laugh with a suspenseful fight in the dark and hitting the wrong person over the head. One of Shemp’s best episodes.
7. How High is Up?
Working as construction men, the objective is to not fall off the building over 100 feet in the air. Before filming episodes, the team spent a good time thinking up new ideas to make audiences laugh. The stooges cared deeply about their work and wanted to do something new every time.
Using clever special effects, How High is Up? is a fun episode filled with surprises and hilarious jokes. It is an episode that keeps you praying for the stooges safety.
6. Brideless Groom
In another Shemp episode, Shemp learns that he has to marry in twenty-four hours or his fortune will be taken away. Calling all the woman he knows, Shemp has no choice but to marry a woman that scares him.
In one of the best scenes of the episode, Shemp tries to ask Christine McIntyre who mistakes him for her cousin Basil. The episodes are filled with laughs, punches, and fight to see who marries Shemp.
Also, expect a famous line from Emil Sitka; “Hold hands, you lovebirds!”
5. Dizzy Pilots
Working as pilots, while the stooges, or ‘The Wrong Brothers’, do a good job fixing up the plane, they end up in a rubbery mess. Moe falls into a tub of rubber cement. In one of the best scenes of the episode, Curly and Larry work together to get Moe free, only to accidentally set him flying through the air.
In the climax, the boys are in for a wild ride through the skies. A great episode that will keep you laughing.
4. Men in Black
Men in Black is considered to be one of the best Three Stooges episodes of all time. Written by the stooges, they’re doctors running feverishly to patients rooms trying to figure out a diagnostic.
In one of the earliest episodes, the stooges were still tackling with jokes and dynamics. A clever running gag is included with the boys running into a stage room three different times appearing on a horse or in race cars.
For duty and humanity, Men in Black is one of the most popular of stooge episode.
3. Violent is the Word for Curly
Be prepared to learn a new alphabet. Mistaken for graduates, the stooges quickly prepare a lesson for a class. It’s rare when the stooges had episodes where they sing or play instruments. When they do, you’re in for a musical treat.
At the beginning of the episode, the stooges are gas station attendees. However, they do anything but a good job. A great episode, filled with funny lines and a wonderful song number.
2. Disorder in the Court
The Three Stooges turn the court into a frenzy! On trial for possible murder, the stooges hardly take anything seriously. Disorder in the Court is one of the funniest shorts. It doesn’t matter how old you are when you watch the Stooges. Anybody is in need of a laugh.
One of the most famous scenes from the episode is Curly on the prosecution. In a long scene of being asked to take off his hat just trying to take the oath, the stooges end up in a well-performed musical number.
Do the stooges win the case? You’ll have to find out.
1. A Plumbing We Will Go
Covering as plumbers in order to escape a policeman, the stooges only further damage a house turning it into a flood. It’s known as one of the funniest episodes ever and most quotable. A forever classic and will always be Curly’s best work or traps himself in the shower surrounded by a jungle of pipes.
A Plumbing We Will Go is also the debut of Dudley Dickerson, a supporting actor in some stooges episodes. Yes, that’s where you got the saying, ‘turn on anything, you’ll get it,’ from. Now when you are need of a plumber you can’t help but think of this episode and pray that this scenario won’t happen to you.
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