WOMAN HATERS (1934):
1) Larry and Mary arriving on the train and talking about their marriage,
followed by them both singing "My Life, My Love, My All". 2) Curly
and Larry fighting on the train and the conductor breaking it up.
3) A very small part where Mary says to herself "I guess the way to
settle this matter is to attend to it myself!" I have no idea why
that last part was cut.
PUNCH DRUNKS (1934):
The entire scene where the Stooges are outside and help a woman with
her car stuck in a ditch was missing on Family Channel's "Stooge TV"
program. However, this whole short was shown uncut on their "Wild
MEN IN BLACK (1934):
1) Curly woo-woo-wooing on a stretcher. 2) The first scene with the
hiccupping nurse. 3) The scene with the fresh little girl.
THREE LITTLE PIGSKINS
(1934): 1) The beginning of
the scene with the Stooges begging passers-by for money. The edited
version would cut from Joe Stacks and his gang leaving to find the
football players to a close-up of the Boulder Dam College sign. 2)
The first part of the scene where the Stooges meet the three girls.
HORSES’ COLLARS (1935):
1) The Stooges meeting up with Nell and planning their scheme on how
to get the I.O.U. from Double Deal Decker. 2) The first part of the
dancing scene. Those two edits were made on "Stooge TV", while Family
Channel showed this uncut on "Wild Weekend".
RESTLESS KNIGHTS (1935):
1) The Stooges contemplating on which one of the four chambermaids
each of them will have. 2) The middle of the wrestling scene where
Moe accidentally head-butts Larry, Moe and Curly knock him out, then
they wrestle each other. With this cut, the edited version went from
a close-up of the queen as we hear Curly woo-wooing off-camera to
a shot of Moe and Curly shaking hands, and you wonder why Larry is
suddenly lying unconscious on the floor behind them!
POP GOES THE EASEL (1935):
1) The Stooges trying to help a French artist with his painting. 2)
The Stooges disguising as foreigners to fool the cop.
UNCIVIL WARRIORS (1935):
1) Moe and Larry trying to save the drowning Curly with a lifesaver.
2) Curly running around the woods, worried that he's lost "all by
himself". 3) The entire scene with the Stooges accidentally adding
a potholder to a cake and coughing up feathers non-stop after eating
the cake. 4) After the close-up of the black baby, Major Filburt saying
"Looks like you, does he?" and half of Moe's "We had him at the beach
all summer; he got quite sunburned!" was missing on AMC and Illinois'
WCIU station. The edited version would go from the close-up of the
black baby to Moe saying "…ummer, he got quite sunburned!"
PARDON MY SCOTCH (1935):
1) The Stooges throwing grapes in the singer's throat. 2) The Stooges
doing their "Lowland Shim" dance.
HOI POLLOI (1935):
1) Larry losing his shoe while dancing and trying to find it on the
dance floor. 2) Curly hides a bottle of champagne in his back pocket.
When he bows down to a woman afterwards, an angry Moe kicks the back
of Curly's bottle, and the champagne goes spraying out the bottle
and into the woman's face. 3) Each time after Curly's dancing partner
bumps into him, Curly bounces back up off the floor due to the spring
on his behind.
THREE LITTLE BEERS (1935):
1) For some reason, the brief shot of Moe attaching the tongs to a
beer barrel and saying "Take it away!" to Curly. 2) Curly uses a golf-ball
washer to wash his clothes. 3) On Family Channel's "Wild Weekend"
program, the last two edits were left in, but another pointless edit
was made, where Curly asks "How are we gonna shoot golfs without guns?"
followed by Moe pulling Curly away by the nose.
ANTS IN THE PANTRY (1936):
1) A mouse flies down the back of a lady's dress and Curly and Larry
try to get it out. 2) Larry feeding Curly rat poison. 3) The Stooges
at the banquet table. 4) In the scene where Curly and Moe are hiding
under the bed and Moe puts his finger under Curly's nose to prevent
him from sneezing, the screen suddenly turns black for about two seconds
while audio still plays. I've seen this blackout edited different
ways on different stations. On Family Channel, they hid the blackout
by showing a freeze-frame of Moe with his finger under Curly's nose.
On AMC, they slowed down the footage of Moe with his finger under
Curly's nose while the audio still played at normal speed. And on
Illinois' UPN station, the whole shot with Moe's finger under Curly's
nose was cut out altogether.
MOVIE MANIACS (1936):
1) Curly lighting a stove and waiting for it to explode. 2) Curly
doing an impression of John Barrymore and Larry impersonating a leading
lady and asking Curly to kiss him. 3) Curly asking "How are we gonna
get in pictures? We know nothin' about movies!" and Moe responding
"There's a couple of people in pictures NOW who know nothin' about
it. Three more won't make a difference!" 4) The Stooges each demonstrating
their kissing techniques on showgirls was not only edited on Family
Channel, but is almost ALWAYS edited on TV ever since the Stooges
were first aired on TV in 1959. The only channels I saw this unedited
on were Illinois' UPN and WCIU stations. 5) On AMC, parts of Curly
and Larry acting as the leading man and lady's arms was cut, including
Curly stuffing a dollar bill into the front of the lady's dress.
HALF SHOT SHOOTERS (1936):
After being put in charge of the Stooges, Sgt. MacGillicuddy gets
revenge on them by making them sit on a breakaway bench, then after
the Stooges stick their heads in a trough of water, he sticks a gun
in the trough and fires a gun, nearly deafening the Stooges. Then
in the next scene where the Stooges have a meeting with the general,
they have a hard time hearing what he and each other are saying. All
of this was gone on "Stooge TV", but Family Channel left those scenes
in "Wild Weekend" and edited another scene there instead, where Curly
accidentally knocks over a pile of loving cups that MacGillicuddy
has to clean.
DISORDER IN THE COURT
(1936): Moe accidentally swallows
a whistle, and Curly and Larry play his ribs like an accordion.
A PAIN IN THE PULLMAN
(1936): 1) The Stooges packing
their huge suitcase, and then trying to sneak out the apartment past
the landlady. 2) Most of the crab-eating scene. 3) Some parts of the
Stooges trying to get into their berth, such as Larry stepping on
a man's face to boost himself up, and Curly standing on a pile of
suitcases, then falling down on Moe and Larry. 4) All of the scenes
with the drunk guy on the train, including the part where he cuts
the monkey's tail with a pair of scissors. So the edited version would
have the monkey yelling his head off for no apparent reason.
SLIPPERY SILKS (1936):
The Stooges first arriving at Madame De France.
GRIPS, GRUNTS AND GROANS
(1937): 1) The entire first
half of the locker room scene with the Stooges trying to revive Bustoff
only to end up knocking him out again with a locker and dumbbells.
2) Bustoff's manager telling the Stooges (behind a closed locker room
door) that Bustoff's match is on next, and Curly coming out of the
locker room dressed as Bustoff with a towel over his head to hide
DIZZY DOCTORS (1937):
1) The beginning with the Stooges sleeping, waking up, eating, then
going back to sleep, all in only 5 minutes. The edited short instead
opened up with the Stooges' wives walking in the house after the Stooges
have gone back to sleep. 2) Curly asking a man with his back turned
on the camera if he can rub oil on him, only to have the man turn
towards Curly and reveal that "he's" a woman. 3) Moe accidentally
putting a hole in a man's shoe with Brighto. 4) On "Wild Weekend",
Family Channel cut the parts where the Stooges ride around the hospital
on a gurney and when they take over the loudspeaker.
3 DUMB CLUCKS (1937):
Most of the hat shop scene.
BACK TO THE WOODS (1937):
A huge part of this short where Larry gets captured by the Indians
and Moe and Curly have to disguise themselves as Indians and knock
out the other Indians to save Larry. With this scene gone, the last
part of the short doesn't make much sense: we see the Stooges, dressed
as pilgrims, running away. Then it suddenly cuts to the Stooges running
from behind a bush, dressed as Indians!
GOOFS AND SADDLES (1937):
) The Stooges flirting with some ladies after entering Longhorn Pete's
saloon. 2) During a card game with three friends, Longhorn Pete catches
the others cheating and he shoots them off-camera. Yet a scene later
in the short was left in here undertakers walk by with the three gamblers'
dead bodies under a blanket and Pete explains to the Stooges what
happened to them.
CASH AND CARRY (1937):
1) Curly looking in a carton for money, only to get splashed by the
water inside of it. 2) When Moe sticks his head in a hole in the wall,
Curly knocks down a post, causing many broken pieces of wood to go
crashing on Moe's head, trapping him in the wall. Larry helps pull
Moe out. 3) Curly accidentally drops a bucket on Moe's head in a hole
that Moe and Larry are in. Moe then yanks the rope that Curly is holding,
pulling him down into the hole with him and Larry. 4) Moe getting
hit constantly with Curly and Larry's shovels as they're digging,
including a part where the handle of Larry's shovel sticks in Moe's
eye. 5) Some parts of the scene where the Stooges are stealing gold
from the treasury.
PLAYING THE PONIES (1937):
1) Curly fishing for a boot and making Filet of Sole with it. 2) A
customer tries to eat his food, but a dog next to him is staring at
him and growling. The customer asks Moe why the dog is growling at
him, and Moe explains "He's mad because you're eatin' out of his plate."
THE SITTER DOWNERS (1937):
1) The disclaimer that shows up at the beginning ("In the Spring,
Three Young Men's Fancies Lightly Turn to Thoughts of - You Know!").
Instead, the edited version opened up with the Stooges leaving the
TERMITES OF 1938 (1938):
The 2nd half of the dinner table scene.
WEE WEE MONSIEUR (1938):
1) To escape their landlord, the Stooges jump out the window and land
in a watermelon wagon, resulting in Curly getting his feet stuck in
two watermelons. 2) Moe and Larry try to lift Curly up to the palace
window, but Curly ends up pulling Moe and Larry back down to the ground.
3) Curly confronting an ugly harem girl. 4) Larry trying to eat a
TASSELS IN THE AIR (1938):
1) Moe carrying Larry down the freshly-painted stairs so Larry won't
ruin the paint, only to have Moe himself ruin the paint. 2) Curly
painting the cuckoo clock. 3) Curly again going mad after seeing tassels
for the third time in this short. 4) Mrs. Murch quickly standing up
from her freshly-painted chair, causing her skirt to rip off. Yet
they still left in the following bit with Curly saying "Looks like
something's coming off, too!" (referring to the lady's skirt) That
line makes no sense at all in the edited version. 5) The Stooges are
hiding behind a tree and Moe punches Curly in the stomach, telling
him to get back.
HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND
DUMB (1938): The Stooges disguising
themselves as a tall Indian to try to sneak past the hotel detective.
VIOLENT IS THE WORD FOR
CURLY (1938): 1) Most of the
scene with the Stooges giving the professors "Super Service" treatment.
2) They also used to edit out the "Swingin' the Alphabet" scene (which
is dumb, since it's the most memorable and popular part of the short),
but restored it after a while, probably because they got so many complaints
THREE MISSING LINKS (1938):
1) Curly tries to pull a tent rope, but it breaks and Curly falls
backwards and lands on Moe, pushing him into a mud hole. 2) A lion
tickles the Stooges' feet as they're sleeping.
MUTTS TO YOU (1938):
1) The Stooges sneaking the baby past the landlord. 2) Moe and Larry
notice that Curly made diaper cut-outs with the bed blanket, so Moe
demonstrates what he's going to do with Curly by slapping Larry. 3)
Supposedly during one airing of this short, AMC cut out the ending
with the baby being spanked by the machine. However, I haven't seen
this edit myself and I watched several of the following airings of
this short on AMC after hearing the ending was cut, and in those airings,
the ending was intact. Maybe it was just a one-time edit.
THREE LITTLE SEW AND
SEWS (1939): Curly's pantomime
to Moe and Larry through the window in prison was shortened.
WE WANT OUR MUMMY (1939):
Way too many edits to mention! I don't know exactly what the heck
Family Channel was up to when they edited this short. It was all cut
to ribbons and had half its footage edited out, making it last for
about 6 or 7 minutes. And the edits were unbelievably sloppy as if
a monkey, baby, or drunken person did the censoring, and this resulted
in the short not making much sense. Anybody watching this would know
there's something not right. Even the opening and closing title cards
were also shabbily cut in half. They completely butchered this short.
A DUCKING THEY DID GO
(1939): 1) Larry sees a duck
and, not knowing its on Moe's back, fires his rifle at it and ends
up shooting Moe in the back. 2) Curly tries to shoot a duck that's
on his head, but misses the duck and narrowly misses his own head.
YES, WE HAVE NO BONANZA
(1939): The opening scene with
Moe, Larry, and the three waitresses singing together. The edited
version instead opened with Curly riding on a scooter.
SAVED BY THE BELLE (1939):
1) Moe notices two sleeping men and says "Here's a couple of live
wire prospects." Curly feels the pulse of one of the sleeping men
and says "This one won't be interested; I think he's dead!" 2) The
beginning of the scene at the general's office, where Rita keeps winking
at Curly, but Moe thinks that he's the one who she's making at pass.
3) The Stooges try to take off in their car, but realize that their
wheels have been stolen. 4) Singapore Joe lets the Stooges have a
meal as a reward for giving him the map. The Stooges sit down at the
table and remove the platters only to reveal plates of bones! (a clip
from that scene of the Stooges covering their faces in disappointment
used to be shown in the closing sequence for "Stooge TV") 5) Curly
mistakes a hand grenade in the back of the truck for a pineapple and
tries to eat it!
CALLING ALL CURS (1939):
1) The first scene with the Stooges in this short, where Curly accidentally
swallows soap and then drinks water, followed by him coughing up bubbles.
2) Curly's fight with a dog bone sandwich.
OILY TO BED, OILY TO
RISE (1939): 1) Curly trying
to cut a little saw in half with a bigger saw. 2) Curly's battle with
a wagon door.
THREE SAPPY PEOPLE (1939):
The beginning of the dinner table scene, including a part where Curly
mistakes a powder puff for a biscuit and, after eating it, coughs
up powder into the face of the woman sitting next to him.
YOU NAZTY SPY! (1940):
1) The Stooges' speech to Moronica. 2) The Stooges studying the map
of Starv-Vania. 3) Moe telling Larry to cut the table into a round
shape so they can have a "roundtable" conference. Yet they left in
a part a little later in the short where Moe asks Curly "Isn't that
half-wit [Larry] finished yet?"
ROCKIN' THRU THE ROCKIES
(1940): 1) The Indian chief
and his assistant's comments on the women who are with the Stooges.
2) A bear sneaks into the Stooges' cabin as they're asleep, but Curly
scares the bear away with a ferocious bark.
A PLUMBING WE WILL GO
(1940): 1) Most of the scenes
with the black chef. 2) Curly accidentally blow-torches Moe in the
behind. Curly then runs away and accidentally knocks the woman of
the house into the butler's arms. When Curly sees them, he thinks
the wrong thing and says "Don't mind me; I'm only the plumber!" 3)
Curly covering up a hole in the floor he made with a rug. Yet the
still left in a following part where the judge walks on the rug and
falls through the hole. This is similar to one of the edits in WE
WANT OUR MUMMY (where they cut Curly covering up a well on the floor
with a rug, but left in the bad guys walking on the rug and falling
down the well).
NUTTY BUT NICE (1940):
The beginning of the Stooges' search for Betty William's father, including
the first two times the Stooges bump into and knock down the man carrying
pails of beer. Yet they left in the third time they bumped into him,
and you wonder why he's so mad afterwards if he only got knocked down
HOW HIGH IS UP (1940):
Curly slipping off the 98th
story of the construction building due to some grease on his feet,
and landing on a hot grill on the floor below.
FROM NURSE TO WORSE (1940):
1) Curly, while acting like a dog, sees a pretty woman and starts
dancing with her. 2) Moe, Larry, and the cop stop during the chase
to make funny faces and goofy noises at a room full of newborn babies.
NO CENSUS, NO FEELING
(1940): Some parts of the scene
where all the guests end up with puckered lips after drinking the
punch with alum in it.
COOKOO CAVALIES (1940):
1) Curly does a pantomime of serving drinks to two customers and ends
up getting drunk himself. 2) Curly using his head to bust open the
door to the saloon. 3) Curly's awkward conversation with one of the
Mexican chorus girls. 4) Curly has difficulties in keeping the curlers
in Rosita's hair from falling out, so he glues them on and attaches
clothespins to them. Yet they left the part later in the film where
Curly is shown ripping the curlers out, along with pieces of Rosita's
BOOBS IN ARMS (1940):
1) The entire marching scene. 2) The shot of the Stooges jumping inside
the target bags to hide from the sergeant. With this cut, there's
no explanation of why the Stooges are shown inside the bags afterwards.
SO LONG, MR. CHUMPS (1941):
1) Most of the beginning scene with the Stooges cleaning up the streets.
The edited version opened up on a shot of Curly shuffling his feet
as he's sweeping up. 2) On AMC, the original ending title card and
theme song for this short was replaced with one from a different 1940-1942
short for some reason. 3) Illinois' WCIU station cuts the part where
the Stooge ask the warden if they could borrow his keys, followed
by a bit where Curly steals ham from a guard's sandwich and replaces
it with paint and the guard eats the sandwich afterwards. The edited
result would go from the warden telling the Stooges which cell block
to paint, to a shot of the guard making a disgusted face after eating
the "paint" sandwich, making it very obvious something was missing.
DUTIFUL BUT DUMB (1941):
1) The entire scene inside the darkroom. The edited version just cut
from Curly pulling the food off of his face (that Percival DePuyster
threw at him) and grunting, to Mr. Wilson's assistant knocking on
the darkroom door and asking if the Stooges are ready. As a result
of the edit, Curly's grunt from the end of the previous scene overlaps
with the cut to the scene with Wilson's assistant. 2) Curly drinking
a strong bottle of liquor that causes him to cough up smoke and spin
around on his chair.
ALL THE WORLD'S A STOOGE
(1941): The Stooges devour a
turkey whole. Then after the meal, they are told to eat spinach. Curly
refuses, but Moe throws the spinach toward Curly. Curly ducks and
the spinach hits Ajax in the face instead.
I'LL NEVER HEIL AGAIN
(1941): 1) The very long close-up
of the map of South Starv-Vania. 2) The Stooges are about to eat turkey,
but end up fighting over it. The battle ends with a painting of Napoleon
suddenly coming to life and stealing the turkey, then running away
with it. 3) Curly gets a phone call asking "Do you have anything on
tonight?" Curly responds "No, not a thing." The caller responds "Then
you'll catch a cold! Good-bye!" 4) The Bay of Rum teaching Curly how
to smoke a water pipe.
AN ACHE IN EVERY STAKE
(1941): 1) Curly calling the
turkey he's cooking "muscle-bound", then removing its "hangnail".
2) Curly's "shaving the ice" routine. 3) Curly accidentally spraying
icing all over Moe's face.
IN THE SWEET PIE AND
PIE (1941): 1) The dancing lessons
scene originally used in HOI
POLLOI. 2) One part of the pie fight sequence where Curly and a woman
he's flirting with get hit with pies. Yet they left in the following
part where Curly asks "Who interfered with my romance?!" leaving viewers
to wonder what he was referring to.
SOME MORE OF SAMOA (1941):
1) The Stooges arriving at the Winthrop house on their truck and Curly
and Larry accidentally hitting Moe in the face with a saw. 2) Curly's
fight with a spirit to get the Puckerless Persimmon Tree.
LOCO BOY MAKES GOOD (1942):
The entire carpet-laying sequence.
CACTUS MAKES PERFECT
(1942): 1) Curly gets caught
on a cactus and Moe and Larry have to pull the thorns out of his behind.
2) Moe using a crowbar to try to get Curly's head out of the hole.
WHAT'S THE MATADOR? (1942):
The beginning with the Stooges entering Shamus O'Brien's office and
begin pestering him and his secretary, and the first half of O'Brien's
phone conversation with Pedro Alvarez. The edited version goes from
an outside shot of O'Brien's office, then cuts abruptly to O'Brien
in the middle of yelling at the Stooges while talking on the phone
to Alvarez. This edit makes the beginning of the short confusing and
doesn't explain why the Stooges are in the office.
1) When the Stooges and Diana are brought to the Emperor, all of the
bits with the Stooges getting stabbed in the behind by the guards
spears was cut, including a part where Curly gets a thorn stuck in
his behind. 2) Curly makes a crab sandwich and tries eating it, but
the crab pinches him on the nose.
THREE SMART SAPS (1942):
The first half of Curly's dancing scene, including a part where he
keeps accidentally kicking Moe in the behind, so Moe kicks him in
SOCK-A-BYE BABY (1942):
1) To calm the crying baby, Larry makes a goofy face but it ends up
scaring Curly. 2) Curly begins to sing "Japanese Band Man" to the
baby, but stops in the middle of the song and says "What am I sayin'?
Poo on the Japanese!" This was edited out for obvious reasons. 2)
Curly tickling Moe's foot while asleep. 3) Moe sending Larry out to
pick up groceries, followed by Curly accidentally squeezing Moe's
head in between the refrigerator door. 4) Moe and Larry fitting Curly
in a diaper made of tablecloth.
THEY STOOGE TO CONGA
(1943): Many television stations
refrain from showing this short at all because of its extreme violence.
This has shown up on Family Channel and, while a lot of the violent
gags remained, the most violent scenes were cut: 1) Curly climbs up
a telephone pole and his climbing spikes end up digging deep into
Moe's eye and ear! 2) Curly gets electrocuted and Moe sticks a lightbulb
in his ear, causing it to light up. Larry sticks a screwdriver in
Curly's other ear and the lightbulb shatters. Two clips from this
censored scene, however, made it into several of Family Channel's
bumpers: a clip of Moe and Larry receiving an electric shock after
touching Curly was shown as a "Wild Weekend" bumper, and a clip of
Curly saying "This is confusing!" while on the telephone pole was
shown in the "Stooge TV" opening sequence.
SPOOK LOUDER (1943):
On AMC and Illinois' WCIU station, the part where Prof. Graves asks
Curly is he's a "Jap spy" and Curly gets mad, but Moe calms him down
by saying "He meant SAP, not Jap!"
BACK FROM THE FRONT (1943):
1) The first scene on the ship where the Stooges get seasick. 2) Each
time Curly peeks out of a porthole, he gets splashed on water. 3)
A German officer telling Curly to scrub the cannon, followed by Curly
accidentally hitting the soldier on the head with the cannon swab.
HIGHER THAN A KITE (1943):
1) Moe getting hit in the face with a car jack repeatedly, followed
by him monkeywreching Larry's nose in revenge. 2) When Moe is looking
in the exhaust pipe, Curly starts the car, causing soot from the pipe
to blow in Moe's eyes. Then Moe walks over to Curly, but Curly sees
the black soot over his eyes and mistakes him for a burglar. 3) Curly's
battle with the car hood.
I CAN HARDLY WAIT (1943):
1) Moe's brief reference to Japanese soldiers ("If those Japs ever
knew how many planes we turned out today, their yellow jaundice would
turn green"). 2) Curly stealing Moe's ham, then accidentally putting
mustard on Moe's arm when he mistakes it for ham. 3) Curly singing
"She Was Bred in Old Kentucky" while slicing bread.
DIZZY PILOTS (1943):
The beginning of the reused BOOBS IN ARMS (1940) footage was cut up
until around the middle of the marching scene (where all the soldiers
start skipping like the Stooges).
PHONY EXPRESS (1943):
The Stooges being asked to take over for Abdul's Medicine Show, and
the first few parts of the medicine show. The edited version went
from ink spilling all over one of the newspaper men's face to Curly
and Larry inside the medicine wagon, making it seem like the Stooges
were running the medicine show from the beginning.
A GEM OF A JAM (1943):
Some parts at the beginning of the Stooges cleaning up the doctors'
office. The edited version cuts from the opening shot of the doctors'
office door to Curly dusting off a bust while Moe is sneezing off-camera.
CRASH GOES THE HASH (1944):
Curly serving dog biscuits to Prince Shaam and Mrs. Van Bustle, accidentally
dumping the plate of biscuits on a guest, trying to pitch lemonade,
and putting ice in the drinks with his hands and getting scolded by
the butler for it.
BUSY BUDDIES (1944):
Curly is fixing four eggs on a stove. He lights the stove and then
steps back and waits for the stove to jump, but it doesn't do it,
so he continues cooking. The stove then finally jumps all of a sudden,
causing the eggs in the pan to fly out and flop over Moe's eyes. Moe
picks up a butcher knife and says to Curly "I'm gonna chop your ears
off!!" Curly jumps on the counter to escape from Moe, but a spring
pushes him all the way to the cash register and he hits his head on
THE YOKE'S ON ME (1944):
Never aired on the Family Channel. They and many other stations banned
this short because it deals with the now-controversial WWII issues
of relocation centers and negative portrayal of the Japanese. The
only two TV stations I've seen this aired on were UPN and WCIU, both
IDLE ROOMERS (1944):
Moe and Curly end up locked in a room with Lupe the Wolfman. Moe gives
Curly a trombone and orders him to play a tune to tame the Wolfman,
but the music instead drives the Wolfman mad and he smashes the trombone
into Curly's face.
GENTS WITHOUT CENTS (1944):
1) Moe and Larry joining Curly in the bath. 2) The first scene at
Manny Weeks' office, where the Stooges sing "We Just Dropped in to
Say Hello" and the beginning of the Rat-Tat-Toodley-Day-Day song,
including the parts where Larry imitates Hirohito, Curly imitates
Mussolini, and Moe imitates Hitler. 3) The whole first half of the
ladies' acrobatic dance act.
NO DOUGH BOYS (1944):
The first few parts of the Stooges' acrobatic act.
BOOBY DUPES (1945):
1) The captain/boyfriend walking up to his wife at the beach and her
asking him to get her an umbrella. 2) The first scene with the Stooges
at the dock, with Curly accidentally pulling down a post and breaking
it in half over Moe's head.
IDIOTS DE LUXE (1945):
The Stooges arrive at the cabin and a bear eats the Stooges potatoes
and eggs behind their backs, leading Moe to think that the other two
Stooges were the ones who ate it.
IF A BODY MEETS A BODY
(1945): 1) The Stooges first
arrive at the mansion, drench Jerkington with their wet coats, and
Curly flirts with the maid. 2) The lights go out suddenly and when
Jerkington turns a candle on, he sees Curly standing on top of Moe
and Larry in fear. 3) Jerkington gives the Stooges a room and explains
that it's the same room where Curly's uncle was murdered in.
The Stooges throwing cherries into a singer's throat. This is similar
to an edit in PARDON MY SCOTCH (1935).
BEER BARREL POLECATS
(1946): 1) The reused scene
from IN THE SWEET PIE AND PIE (1941). 2) Same edit as #3 in the SO
LONG MR. CHUMPS (1941) entry, only it's AMC who made the edit this
A BIRD IN THE HEAD (1946):
1) Curly and Larry accidentally
putting up wallpaper over Moe. 2) Curly and a gorilla drinking alcohol
and their after-effects. This scene is also cut on AMC and Illinois'
UNCIVIL WAR BIRDS (1946):
This short has been banned from several stations because of the scene
where the Stooges disguise in blackface and sing to distract the Union
soldiers and steal their map. Family Channel has shown this short
and even with that scene intact (it would be difficult to remove that
scene anyway since the rest of the short wouldn't make much sense
without it), but edited out the part with Moe and Larry changing into
their Confederate uniforms in a barn.
THE THREE TROUBLEDOERS
(1946): Moe has Curly put on
bottle bottom-type glasses and tells him to read what's on a card,
then has him shoot a cracker in Larry's hand.
THREE LOAN WOLVES (1946):
1) Larry attempting to throw water out of a window. 2) Curly making
the baby's bottle. 3) Moe rocking the baby's carriage, kindly telling
it to be quiet, followed by "…OR I'LL BREAK YOUR NECK!!!!" 4) There
is a rumor going around that there is one part edited towards the
end where the little boy triple slaps the Stooges, and some people
claim to have seen the unedited version of that scene. After the little
kid says "Oh, so you just moved in on me, eh?" there is a cut to the
Stooges holding their faces in pain suddenly as if they got slapped,
but I have seen no actual evidence that this scene exists. Every copy
of this short that I've seen has no triple slap, even on channels
that usually show every short uncut and even on the Columbia VHS tape,
which never edits any shorts. I believe that the triple-slap was cut
by the editors of the film itself before the short was released.
G.I. WANNA HOME (1946):
The first half of Curly's "peeling the potato" routine, where he puts
cream on the potato and begins shaving it.
RHYTHM AND WEEP (1946):
1) The Stooges dressed as ballerinas and introducing the ladies' ballerina
act. 2) Most of the ladies' ballerina act.
FRIGHT NIGHT (1947):
1) Family Channel would go to commercial right in the middle of Shemp
saying "If I only had some coffee!" The rest of Shemp's line overlapped
with the dissolve to the next scene, so I guess that's why it was
cut. However, they ruined a very funny line. 2) A lot of parts from
the chase scene, including a bit where Moe knocks out Moose and uses
him as a puppet to carry on a conversation with Big Mike.
HOLD THAT LION! (1947):
The lion tickling Moe's foot while he's asleep.
BRIDELESS GROOM (1947):
Several parts of Moe and Shemp's fight inside the phone booth, including
one bit where Larry asks a woman if she'd like to marry Shemp. She
takes one look at Shemp's ugly mug pressed up against the inside of
the phone booth window then slaps Larry and takes off.
SING A SONG OF SIX PANTS
(1947): 1) Moe making pancakes
with the pants-presser machine. 2) Shemp laughing at the funnies in
the newspaper, then being told by Moe to iron a pair of pants. 3)
Shemp trying to iron the pair of pants. 4) Shemp accidentally poking
Larry with a thread needle, and saying "Sorry; you stepped into me".
5) Shemp brushing the back of a man's jacket with a blade hidden in
a brush, and the Stooges staring in surprise at the result of the
ALL GUMMED UP (1947):
1) The jumping beans scene. 2) The entire ending where the Stooges
accidentally add bubble gum to a cake, then cough up bubbles after
eating the cake. The edited version instead ended after the infant
version of Mr. Flint fell on the floor and started crying. The removal
of this scene also makes the title of this short meaningless. 3) On
the syndicated Three Stooges series made by Comedy III that airs on
some local stations (and aired on AMC for a short time), they cut
out the part with Shemp and Larry kicking Moe in the behind as he
walks in the laboratory, then Shemp walking into the lab backwards
so Larry can't kick his behind. I have no idea why this was cut, since
the syndicated series usually shows all the shorts uncut.
SHIVERING SHERLOCKS (1948):
1) Moe enters the kitchen as Shemp is fixing eggs on the stove. Shemp
flips the eggs in the pan too far back causing them to flop over Moe's
eyes and Shemp mistakes him for a burglar. Moe grabs pots and pans
and throws them at Shemp, then begins to chase him out of the kitchen.
The edited version cuts from Moe yelling after the soup is spilled
down his back to Shemp and Moe running out of the kitchen. This left
you to wonder how Moe suddenly got in the kitchen when he was just
shown outside of it. 2) Moe's battle with a live clam in his clam
chowder. 3) Shemp sees something hidden under a sheet and wonders
what it is. Moe tells him that it's just a statue. Then as the Stooges
look in another direction, the "statue" walks away!
PARDON MY CLUTCH (1948):
1) The entire scene where the Stooges practice setting up a tent inside
of their house. 2) The brief shot of Claude driving his car up to
the Stooges' house. No idea why that was cut.
FIDDLERS THREE (1948):
1) The "Little Miss Muffet"
and "Simple Simon" parts of the nursery rhymes scene. 2) Most of the
scene with the Stooges in the blacksmith's shop, including Shemp pumping
a smelly bellow that cries "B.O.!", Larry having several horseshoes
dropped on his head, and Moe accidentally horseshoeing Shemp's foot.
THE HOT SCOTS (1948):
1) Shemp accidentally pokes Moe in the behind with a pointy stick.
Moe then crunches Shemp's nose with grass clippers, followed by him
asking Shemp "What would ya rather have? A shoe full of dollar bills
or two socks of fives?" Shemp answers "I'll take the two socks!" and
Moe then socks Shemp in the eyes. 2) Larry cuts open a square on the
grass and hides leaves in it, but Moe catches him. 3) Shemp saying
Scottish terms in a southern accent, and Moe explaining to Earl that
Shemp is from Southern Scotland, "below the McMason/McDixon line".
4) Earl taking a snifter.
HEAVENLY DAZE (1948):
1) The beginning of the scene
inside I. Fleecem's office, including the parts where Shemp stops
Moe from gypping Larry out of his money. The edited version just cut
from the outside shot of Fleecem's office door to Fleecem yelling
"That's enough of this nonsense!!" to Moe and Larry. This was very
abrupt and there was no explanation of why he was yelling at Moe and
Larry or why Shemp's ghost was suddenly in the office. 2) Spiffingham
explaining to Moe and Larry that he's too scared to answer the door
because he's afraid it's Shemp's ghost.
I'M A MONKEY'S UNCLE
(1948): 1) Moe romancing Shemp
and Larry in his sleep while dreaming about his girlfriend. 2) Shemp
chopping wood. 3) The scene with Shemp and the milkman.
MUMMY'S DUMMIES (1948):
1) Shemp asking the black slave to have his banana peeled and brought
back. 2) The scene with Tutamon charging at Moe and Larry with a sword,
but missing and sticking the sword through the wall, causing it to
stab the king in the behind (who's on the other side of the wall),
then Moe and Larry knocking Tutamon out was butchered noticeably in
the edited version. They cut from Tutamon charging at Moe and Larry
with his sword, to him already having his sword stuck in the wall
and Moe and Larry knocking him out.
THE GHOST TALKS (1949):
1) The beginning with the Stooges
entering the castle, including the part where Shemp does his "Desmond
of the Outer Sanctorum" act. The edited version instead opened up
with lightning striking in the background and Moe saying "I hate this
castle! People said it was haunted...etc." 2) Moe thinks he's dreaming
so Shemp, to prove he's awake, pokes him in the behind with a pin.
WHO DONE IT? (1949):
1) Larry opening a drawer and accidentally hitting Moe's head with
it, followed Moe crunching Larry's hand in the drawer. 2) Shemp getting
water squirted at him through the camera. 3) Moe looking at Larry's
hair though a magnifying glass.
HOKUS POKUS (1949):
1) The shaving scene. 2) Larry looking for a bowl in a cabinet and
getting splashed by water that was left in a bowl. 3) Shemp is fixing
eggs on a stove and when Moe kicks him in the behind, Shemp throws
the eggs to far back and they flop over Moe's eyes. This is similar
to an edit in BUSY BUDDIES (1944) and SHIVERING SHERLOCKS (1948).
4) As the Stooges leave Mary's house and Shemp and Larry bump into
the walls, Family Channel went to commercial right before Shemp says
"Where ya goin'?!"
FUELIN' AROUND (1949):
The entire carpet laying scene.
VAGABOND LOAFERS (1949):
1) After Shemp says "We gotta get a longer jeep!" when Moe and Larry
take off without him, they cut him saying "Hey wait for me!" (apparently
because this line overlapped with the dissolve to the next scene,
which was cut) 2) The Stooges arriving at the party, pestering Mr.
Allen, and eating refreshments without permission. 3) Like in A PLUMBING
WE WILL GO (1940), most of the scenes with the black chef in the kitchen.
DUNKED IN THE DEEP (1949):
1) The close-up of the Stooges
handbills (reading "OLD HOLLAND CHEESE IN FIVE DELICIOUS FLAVORS:
AMSTERDAM, ROTTERDAM, BEAVER DAM, BOULDER DAM, AND GIVA DAM") was
shortened so that it only lasted 2 seconds. Either Family Channel
thought the close-up was too long (they did usually edit out those
extremely close-ups of maps in other shorts), or it was the "Giva
Dam" joke they disliked and they shortened it so nobody could get
the joke in time (though they left in the equally risqué "we sing
for the 'halibut'" joke later in the short). 2) The whole scene with
the Stooges stealing Bortch's salami. 3) Shemp trying to sleep on
a hammock, then falling in a fiery bucket and burning his behind.
PUNCHY COWPUNCHERS (1950):
1) Sgt. Mullins mistakes Capt. Daley for one of the Stooges and whacks
him in the behind with a wooden board. 2) Moe using Shemp's bottom
lip as a bottle top opener. 3) Shemp ordering and drinking a milkshake
to prove to the desperadoes that he's tough.
HUGS AND MUGS (1950):
1) The Stooges getting into
a clothes-ripping argument with Christine McIntyre's character after
they catch her tearing up the chair. 2) Christine's character tries
digging through Moe's pocket to find pearls, but gets her finger caught
in a mouse trap. 3) The file cabinet bit Nanette Bordeaux and Kathleen
O'Malley's characters. 4) As Larry and O'Malley's character are sitting
on a bench, Larry tells her a joke, then after he accidentally pushes
her off the other side of the bench, Larry's side of the bench breaks
and the other end hits him on the head.
DOPEY DICKS (1950):
1) The assistant warning Shemp and Larry not to leave because the
professor "may need all of them". 2) The professor lunges towards
Moe with a sword. Moe quickly jumps out of the way, and the sword
goes through the wall, poking Larry (who's on the other side of the
wall) in the behind, and sending him face-first into a sharp plant.
3) Moe having a brief conversation with the headless robot before
he realizes who he's talking to. 4) A brief shot of Moe and Larry
each running in two different rooms to hide from the professor's assistant.
5) Shemp tries to dial "Maine 2468" on the phone but he keeps forgetting
the number. 6) Larry squeezing the assistant's head between two table
LOVE AT FIRST BITE (1950):
1) Moe tries to get the gum off of his ear, but ends up getting it
on his hair. 2) The horseshoe falls off the nail above the door again
and hits Larry's head, but this time, it bounces back up and lands
back on the nail. Larry looks at this in surprise, then closes the
door and the horseshoe falls back off and hits him yet again. 3) After
Moe finally wipes the gum off, Shemp accidentally bumps into him,
causing the gum to now get stuck on Moe's nose. 4) The 2nd half of
Moe's romance flashback, with him getting his hand stuck in a vase,
then him and Katrina dancing and slipping on the wet floor. After
the 1st half of Moe's flashback, they would go back to the Stooges
in present time and half of Moe's line "That's how my romance started…"
was missing as a result of the edit.
SELF MADE MAIDS (1950):
1) Each Stooge posing their girlfriend (played by another Stooge)
for their portrait. 2) Moella accidentally sits on a sharp needle
and Larraine and Shempetta have to pull it out of her behind. 3) Several
parts of the chase scene between the Stooges and the father.
THREE HAMS ON RYE (1950):
1) Larry putting shaving cream on slices of lettuce, dunking them
in water, hanging them up on clothespins, and then cutting the bottom
halves off of them. 2) Shemp accidentally pouring flour on Moe's head,
then Shemp and Moe getting into a brief flour fight.
STUDIO STOOPS (1950):
1) The first scene with the Stooges in this short was very badly edited.
In the original version when they show the outside of the publicity
department, and we hear Larry say "It's absolutely wonderful, it's
terrific..." then the camera cuts to the inside of the room where
we see the Stooges as exterminators and Larry finishes his line "…it's
colossal, it's stupendous! You know, this is the best termite sprayer
we ever used!" This is followed by Larry accidentally spraying Moe
with the sprayer, then Shemp doing the "three watches" routine. Then
the scene ends and we go the next scene with the Stooges changing
into their normal clothes. The edited version shows the outside of
the publicity department and we hear Larry say "It's absolutely wonderful,
it's terrific…", then it suddenly cut to the Stooges putting on their
clothes. They completely cut off the rest of Larry's line and you
wonder what he was referring to. 2) The typewriter gags with the Stooges.
The edit was done in a similar sloppy fashion to the previous scene:
we see the outside shot of the "Special Publicity Apartment" door
and we hear typewriters clicking in the background, then the camera
cuts to inside the room where the two cops enter and the Stooges suddenly
aren't even using the typewriters anymore. 3) Some of the parts with
Shemp hanging out of the window, including a bit where Moe says "If
you fall down, watch out for the traffic" and Shemp responds "It's
okay; the green light's with me!"
SLAPHAPPY SLEUTHS (1950):
1) Moe tries to poke Shemp in the behind with the knife that Mr. Grime
sat on, but Shemp has a dinner plate inside the back of his pants.
Shemp takes the plate out, sets it out on Moe's hand, and then fixes
his lunch on it. When Shemp is done preparing the food, Moe smashes
the whole plate into Shemp's face. 2) Larry sees popcorn shooting
out of the exhaust pipe of the car and eats from it. Moe pushes him
away and tries to eat the popcorn himself, but the popcorn stops and
soot suddenly shoots out from the exhaust pipe, leaving him in blackface.
Larry laughs when he sees Moe like that and jokingly asks "Why don't
you sing 'Mammy'?" 3) One of the tires on the first customer's car
explodes. Larry notices this, but continues on like happened. 3) The
Stooges changing from their gas station uniforms into their normal
clothes. 4) Larry getting his finger stuck in the door.
A SNITCH IN TIME (1950):
1) Shemp trying to paint the cuckoo clock. 2) The entire table-painting
THREE ARABIAN NUTS (1951):
1) Shemp accidentally drops one of Mr. Bradley's boxes and smashes
the contents inside of it. As Shemp and Larry are wondering what Moe
will do to them if he sees this, Moe sneaks up behind them and smashes
their heads with vases. 2) Moe and Larry are holding opposite sides
of a huge box. Moe walks away, but Larry continues carrying one side
of the huge box all by himself. 3) Moe hits Mr. Bradley on the head
with a cane by accident. Yet they left in a later scene where Mr.
Bradley is wearing an ice pack on his head and says something about
calling the police before something else happens to him. That part
makes no sense without seeing Moe hit him with the cane. 4) When one
of the Arabs is chasing Shemp, he swings his sword at Shemp, but Shemp
ducks. When he comes back up, his heart is pounding noticeably and
loudly. He looks at the Arab and says "I suppose you think I'm scared…"
The Arab responds "Why, yes!" and Shemp says "You're right!" 5) The
Arab accidentally drops his sword when he's chasing Shemp. The chase
stops and Shemp kindly picks up the sword and hands it back to the
Arab and the Arab thanks him, then the chase continues.
BABY SITTERS JITTERS
(1951): 1) Shemp incorrectly
reading ingredients and adding them into the soup. 2) Shemp does a
handstand for a second time to make the baby stop crying. After Moe
and Larry help him down, they discover a stolen alarm clock in his
coat. 3) Moe catches Shemp with a bottle of liquor. Shemp says "You
know, there's a thousand reasons why I shouldn't drink…and I can't
think of one right now!" and proceeds to drink from the bottle. Moe
takes the bottle and smashes it over Shemp's head.
DON'T THROW THAT KNIFE
(1951): The opening scene after
the opening disclaimer ("Any resemblance towards the Stooges and regular
human beings…") is cut and instead goes to a scene that begins with
Moe spit-shining Shemp's hair. What was cut was the Stooges entering
the apartment building and practice taking the census by having Larry
and Shemp play husband and wife. However in the edited version when
Moe is spit-shining Shemp's hair, you can still hear audio from the
beginning of the edited scene for a few seconds with the Stooges whistling.
SCRAMBLED BRAINS (1951):
Shemp imagining he has three hands while playing the piano.
MERRY MAVERICKS (1951):
1) The opening scene with the Stooges deciding where they'll hide
from the sheriffs. The edited version instead opened up with a shot
of "Peaceful Gulch". 2) The Stooges meeting a cowboy named Cassidy
and asking him what his first name is. 3) Some parts of the scene
with the Stooges running away from the spooks, including the part
where Larry slams a door and a bag of flour falls from above the door
and hits him on the head.
THE TOOTH WILL OUT (1951):
The opening scene with the Stooges getting thrown out of the dish
store. The edited version instead opened up with the Stooges walking
by a restaurant and stopping when they see a "Dishwashers Wanted"
HULA-LA-LA (1951): 1)
Varunu showing the Stooges his head collection and telling them that
he will add their heads to the collection next. Yet they left in the
following part where Moe says "We gotta figure a way out of this mess",
which makes no sense with the previous part edited. 2) The entire
scene with Moe and Larry trying to get a box of explosives from a
PEST MAN WINS (1951):
1) Moe getting hit by a suitcase
pushed by Shemp from under the bad, followed by Shemp throwing down
the suitcase as Moe is climbing down a ladder, causing Moe to fall
down. 2) The Stooges at the banquet table. 3) Shemp throwing a pie
on the ceiling, followed by it falling down on a woman's face a few
A MISSED FORTUNE (1952):
Shemp peeks through the keyhole
of their hotel door and sees the detective outside the door, staring
right at him through the other side of the keyhole. Shemp then takes
a pen and squirts ink through the keyhole and into the detective's
eye. When Moe asks Shemp what he just did, Shemp demonstrates by squirting
ink in Moe's face as well!
LISTEN, JUDGE (1952):
1) After the bowl of flour lands on the chef's head, they cut out
a small part where Shemp yanks a wire in the wall and sending Moe
on the other side of the wall (holding the other end of the wire)
to bump face-first into the wall. 2) Shemp tries to test a doorbell
by pressing it, but ends up getting electrocuted. To test the voltage,
Moe puts a lightbulb in one of Shemp's ears and the bulb flickers
on and off repeatedly Larry takes a screwdriver and shoves it deep
into Shemp's other ear, shattering the lightbulb. This is similar
to an edit in THEY STOOGE TO CONGA (1943). 3) Shemp's turkey-stuffing
sequence. 4) Shemp and Larry trying to stop the cake from floating
in the air. 5) Shemp accidentally squirting icing onto Moe's face
in the shape of a question mark.
CORNY CASANOVAS (1952):
1) Moe accidentally swallows tacks and Shemp and Larry have to get
them out with a magnet. 2) On the syndicated Three Stooges series
from Comedy III, after Moe stares in shock at the hammer that is now
bent thanks to Shemp's hard head, they went to commercial and when
they came back, they continued the short with Moe saying to Shemp
"You idiot!" They completely left out the part in between where Moe
says "Ya wrecked the hammer!"
HE COOKED HIS GOOSE (1952):
1) Shemp accidentally spills
water on his dog and tries drying him out. 2) Moe is hanging lights
and decorations on a Christmas tree, but he falls down from the tree
and accidentally swallows the lights, causing the inside of his stomach
to light up. Moe's wife pulls the lights out of his mouth.
THREE DARK HORSES (1952):
Most of the part with the Stooges acting like they're at a convention,
followed by them doing the "about face" routine. The edit was done
strangely: after Moe said "Vote for that Ham…Hammond Eggar" and bopped
Shemp, the scene looked like it was going to do a fake fade to black,
but it ended up doing a dissolve at the last minute to the close-up
of the "Convention City" banner.
CUCKOO ON A CHOO CHOO
(1952): 1) As Moe and Shemp
are arguing, Larry drinks from Shemp's liquor jug off-camera, then
we hear the loud after-effect noises and he says "Horrible, but I
needed it!" 2) Carrie, Shemp's imaginary canary, first showing up.
The edited version cut from Larry and Moe about to walk over to Shemp
as we hear Shemp drinking loudly off-camera, to Shemp singing with
Carrie. There's no explanation of how Carrie showed up or why Shemp
suddenly isn't seen drinking anymore.
UP IN DAISY'S PENTHOUSE
(1953): The beginning of the
scene with the Stooges in the penthouse, including Larry beginning
to mix the martini. The penthouse scene in the edited version instead
began with Larry finishing mixing the martini, then accidentally spraying
it in Moe's face.
BOOTY AND THE BEAST (1953):
1) The Stooges tricking the conductor into going into a woman's dressing
room and him exiting from the room a few seconds later with a black
eye, followed by the Stooges tripping him afterwards. 2) The entire
scene with the black train porter. 3) Same as the edit in HOLD THAT
LOOSE LOOT (1953):
1) Moe and Larry coming back to (after being knocked out by Slipp),
helping Shemp take the fishbowl off of his head, and finding a paper
that says where Slipp is hiding. With that last part cut, you wonder
how the Stooges knew where to find Slipp. 2) The whole "in-one-door-and-out-the-other"
TRICKY DICKS (1953):
Moe trying to help Shemp "think".
SPOOKS! (1953): 1)
Dr. Jekyll trying to chop Shemp and Larry's heads off but missing.
2) The skeleton-in-the-closet bit with Shemp. 3) Larry hides under
a blanket. Shemp sees him, thinks it a ghost, and whacks Larry on
the head with a chair. Larry retaliates by crunching Shemp's nose
on his forehead.
PARDON MY BACKFIRE (1953):
The beginning of the garage scene, including Moe having a battle with
a tire that keeps squirting water at him, Shemp getting soot blown
in his face from an exhaust pipe, and Larry having a wire shoved up
is nose that sticks out of one of his ears.
RIP, SEW AND STITCH (1953):
1) See #1, 3, and 4 listed in the SING A SONG OF SIX PANTS (1947)
entry. 2) Shemp threatens to "razor blade" Moe, but Moe instead cuts
off a piece of Shemp's hair with the blade. 3) Shemp mistakes Moe
for a burglar and bangs his head against the wall. After Shemp stops
and realizes his mistake, Moe hits Shemp's hand and yanks his nose
with a hammer.
BUBBLE TROUBLE (1953):
Like in ALL GUMMED UP (1947), the cake/bubble gum eating scene was
cut. And also like GUMMED, the title of this short loses its meaning
without that scene.
GOOF ON THE ROOF (1953):
1) Moe mistakes a bar of soap for cheese and puts it in his sandwich.
Yet they left in the later scene where he eats the sandwich and reacts
to the taste in delight. In the edited version, you didn't know what's
supposed to be funny about Moe liking the sandwich. 2) Larry throwing
a feather duster through Shemp's ears, then puling it out.
INCOME TAX SAPPY (1954):
1) Moe trying to shave off the piece of hair glued to his face. 2)
Larry cutting the bread in a spiral motion. 3) Shemp acting as a human
calculator. 4) Larry's battle with a live lobster in his gumbo soup.
MUSTY MUSKETEERS (1954):
Same edit as #2 in the FIDDLERS THREE (1948) entry.
PALS AND GALS (1954):
1) The entire card game sequence.
2) Some of the parts with Moe and Larry mixing the drink. 2) A monkey
jumping on Shemp's head in the minstrel wagon scene, followed by a
bucket falling over his head.
SHOT IN THE FRONTIER
(1954): 1) Shemp uses his suspenders
as a slingshot and launches rocks over to the Noonan Bros., knocking
one of them out. 2) Larry mistakenly adding balloons/bubble gum(?)
to his rifle instead of bullets, and the predictable result when he
tries to shoot.
SCOTCHED IN SCOTLAND
(1954): 1) Same edit as #3 and
4 in THE HOT SCOTS (1948) entry. 2) A parrot climbs into a skull and
flies off with it. Shemp and Moe see this and run away in fear.
FLING IN THE RING (1955):
1) Again, Family Channel inserted a commercial break at the point
of the short during the reused FRIGHT NIGHT scene where Shemp says
"If I only had some coffee!" after getting hit with a pie, but the
line was removed entirely this time instead of just half of it. 2)
The parts of the chase scene with Larry being chased in circles by
one of the thugs, and Shemp trying to sneak past some boxes from Big
OF CASH AND HASH (1955):
Shemp making chicken soup and accidentally spilling it down Moe's
back. Yet they still left in the following part where Moe storms into
the kitchen, pulls Shemp out, and starts slapping him around. The
edited version left you wondering why Moe was so mad at Shemp.
GYPPED IN THE PENTHOUSE
(1955): 1) Larry getting revenge
on Moe and his wife by beating them up. 2) Shemp changing his clothes
and thinking that the woman is getting changed behind the drape as
well. 3) Shemp running under the bed before Moe and his wife come
in the room. 4) A fish tank falls on Moe's head and Charlie smashes
it off with a cane.
BEDLAM IN PARADISE (1955):
Shemp whistling at the female angels that pass him by, followed by
him getting struck in the behind by lightning.
1) Shemp mistakes a powder puff for a pancake and eats it, followed
by him coughing up powder. 2) Live lobsters fall inside of Shemp's
footbath and crunch his toes when he puts his feet inside.
HOT ICE (1955):
The Stooges search inside of a room for Dapper, but instead find an
ugly man hidden under bed sheets.
BLUNDER BOYS (1955):
1) The Stooges each telling us which finger they are on the arm of
the law. This was most likely cut because Larry holds up his middle
finger when saying "I'm the second finger", though I doubt the middle
finger was really meant in profanity. 2) The entire handcuff practice
The beginning of the Stooges' bedtime story where the Stooges enter
the castle, including the part where Shemp does his "Desmond of the
Outer Sanctorum" act. The bedtime story instead begins with lightning
striking in the background and Moe saying "I hate this castle! People
said it was haunted...etc." This was also edited out in THE GHOST
TALKS (1949), where the footage was originally used in.
RUMPUS IN THE HAREM (1956):
1) The girls wringing out their tear-drenched hankies and spraying
Moe and Larry with it. 2) The first scene at the restaurant with the
Stooges accidentally spilling plates of food all over Hassan Ben Sober
and Ginna Rumma. 3) Moe and Larry getting beat up by two harem girls.
HOT STUFF (1956): The
Anemian official opens a globe, takes out a bottle of liquor and drinks
from it, then coughs up smoke.
COMMOTION ON THE OCEAN
(1956): Moe and Larry mistake
a cardboard fish for a real fish and steal it. After they and Bortch
have a hard time eating it afterwards, they cough up sawdust.
A MERRY MIX-UP (1957):
The entire ending chase between the waiter and each set of Stooge
triplets, then the waiter hitting himself on the head with a butcher
knife afterwards in disbelief when he sees all 3 sets of triplets
at the same time. The edited version instead ended with the waiter
accidentally running right into the door after the Stooges shut it.
SPACE SHIP SAPPY (1957):
The Amazon women tickling the Stooges feet.
GUNS A POPPIN! (1957):
1) Same as the IDIOTS DE LUXE (1945) entry. For this version, Family
Channel would cut from the outside shot of the cabin where you can
hear Moe saying "Okay, grub is ready. C'mon, sit d…" then suddenly
cut to the inside of the cabin after the potato/bear scene, completely
cutting off the rest of Moe's line. 2) Joe and Larry mistake Moe for
a bear and shoot him in the behind. With this cut, it doesn't make
much sense why Moe is so angry at the two afterwards.
HORSING AROUND (1957):
1) Larry falls into a huge mud hole while leading Bertie, Moe, and
Joe in a wagon like a horse. 2) The first scene with the Stooges and
Bertie in the cabin, with Moe and Larry trying to find wood to light
QUIZ WHIZZ (1958):
1) While they still showed Joe taking a bite out of the cigar, and
later, the after-effects of him swallowing it, all the shots of him
actually eating the cigar were removed. 2) The Stooges overhearing
Montgomery and his assistant talking about putting rat poison in the
Stooges' food to kill them.
FIFI BLOWS HER TOP (1958):
Moe and Larry's romance flashbacks.
PIES AND GUYS (1958):
1) The Stooges doing their Amalgamated Association of Morons chant.
2) The Stooges meeting Prof. Quackenbush's daughter. 3) The beginning
of the dinner table scene, including Moe and Larry flirting with the
daughter, and Joe putting on lipstick.
OIL'S WELL THAT ENDS
WELL (1958): The entire scene
with the Stooges at the cabin.
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