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All the World's a Stooge (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 16 May 1941 (USA)
Three bumbling window washers are mistaken for dentists and run amok at an affair in the home of a rich socialite.

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The stooges are window washers who lose their jobs after Moe impersonates the dentist in whose office they were cleaning. On the run, they are hired by a millionaire to pose as children. It seems the man's wife wants to adopt some refugees to impress her society friends. Moe is Johnny, Curly is Frankie and Larry is Mabel. Everything goes fairly well as the lady shows off the stooges to her friends, but they finally irritate her husband so much that he goes after them with an ax. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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Trivia

The painting on the wall in the dining room scene is "Interior of a Roman palace, obelisk beyond" by Hubert Robert. See more »

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When Curly says the line "Oh, jumping beans!". Moe can be heard starting to laugh off-screen. See more »

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Party Guest: How's your cold?
Curly: Oh, pretty good, but I still don't smell so good.
Party Guest: I'll say.
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References The Strong Man (1926) See more »

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Butler's name
5 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

The Butler's name is listed as "Botters", however, while watching this episode it sounds like his name is "Bupkis", which would be more in line with Stooges humor. "Bupkis", for those of you unfamiliar with the term, is a Yiddish word that means nothing of value, worthless, or something along those lines. I'm not sure if the official script lists him as Botters, and they ad-libbed, but, regardless, Bupkis is a way funnier name. Listen closely to the opening scene, and see what you think. The wife speaks very quickly, so you really have to listen. The Stooges always used funny names for their butlers. One was called Sappington, and several others had similar names. I'd love to hear back from others, as to what they heard. I love how "Bupkis" rolls his eyes at literally every comment the wife makes, and hurls verbal barbs at her, yet sounds polite, and the lady of the house is oblivious to the fact that she is being insulted. Just another "Stooges" jabs at the complete phoniness and ridiculousness of "High Society". The regular guy wins again in this short.Overall, this is one of the best Stooges shorts out there. Enjoy!


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