Special Sub-Topic: Stooge Notables
|A short that combined footage from "So Long Mr. Chumps" and "In the Sweet Pie and Pie" was released in what year?|
1946. The short was "Beer Barrel Polecats," where Moe, Larry, and Curly get jailed for 40 years for making and selling beer. The shorts sampled were from 1941. This short used much stock footage because Curly's health was declining.
|Which short was delayed for a day because of President Franklin Roosevelt's Death?|
A Bird in the Head. Normally Stooge shorts took four days to film, but Columbia closed down that day and Edward Burns sent everyone home.
|What do "Rumpus in the Harem," "Hot Stuff," "Scheming Schemers", and "Commotion in the Ocean" not have in common?|
First aired in 1955. Shemp died in November 1955, but the shorts were not released until 1956. Shemp's body double in those shorts was Joe Palma, who played numerous characters in other Stooge shorts.
|What was the name of the only Stooge short to be nominated for an Academy Award?|
Men in Black. In this 1934 classic, the Stooges work as medical interns "for duty and humanity."
|"Gents Without Cents" (1944) is known for what classic bit?|
Niagara Falls. In this short, the Stooges and a trio of dancing girls become part of a variety skit. Whenever "Niagara Falls" is uttered, Moe and Larry come after Curly.
|The 1953 shorts "Spooks" and "Pardon My Backfire" were shot in 3-D.|
T. Jules White tried this new technology for those shorts, but it was expensive and proved to be a fad.
|"Sappy Bullfighters" (1959) was the last short ever made. Despite Joe Besser being in it, you can hear a Curly sound. What is it?|
Woo-woo-woo-woo. "Sappy Bullfighters" was a remake of "What's the Matador" (1942). If you listen during the bullriding scene, you can hear Curly.
|What was the last short that wasn't directed by Jules White?|
Gents in a Jam. "Gents in a Jam" (1952) was directed by Edward Bernds. White's first short was "Three Missing Links" (1938).
|There were four Stooge shorts that capitalized on the science fiction craze of the 1950s.|
F. There were only three: "Space Ship Sappy," "Outer Space Jitters," and "Flying Saucer Daffy."
|Although Curly died in January 1952, stock footage of him was used in what 1953 short?|
Booty and the Beast. "Booty and the Beast" was a remake of "Hold that Lion" (1948) which featured the famed scene where Curly plays a sleeping train passenger.
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