Feb. 13 / Prod. No. 1907 / 151/2
m / p d Jules White
/ st scr Searle
Kramer / ph Irving
Lippman / e Wm. Lyon / a
John McCormick / sd Sidney
Clifford / ad Jerrold Bernstein /
C: Milton Frome (G.Y. Prince), Bill Brauer (R.O. Broad), Gene
Roth (Montgomery M. Montgomery), Greta Thyssen (Lisa, His Secretary)
and Emil Sitka (J.J. Figbee, Tax Collector)
Most television jackpot winners
might squander their winnings on the finer things in life such as
drinks, dames and dirty dancing. But Joe invests his $15 large in
Consolidated Fujiyama California Smog Bags, hoping to yield far greater
returns on the investment. Moe, however, smells a rat and rushes the
Stooges to the office of G.Y. Prince and R.O. Broad, the two curiously
initialed smog bag salesmen with whom Joe did business. The crooks
slip into disguise and advise Joe to visit the home of an eccentric
millionaire who wishes to adopt three nice boys. Dressed in knickers
and ruffled cuffs, the Stooges arrive and prance adorably, all the
while hoping to relieve the millionaire of his loot. But the Stooges'
new "daddy" is in cahoots with Prince and Broad, and dishes
out some homicidal reprimands before the Stooges crown him (and the
recently arrived Prince and Broad) before recovering the jackpot wad.
people know that Joe Besser joined the Stooges in 1955 when Shemp
Howard died. However, few really know why Joe left the act just
a few years later.
left the act in 1958 when the team was planning a nationwide personal
appearance tour. Besser was already signed to appear as a solo performer
in the film "Say One for Me (1959)" and was forced to
drop out. After leaving the Stooges Joe made numerous appearances
and in the latter part of his career could be heard supplying the
voices for various Saturday morning cartoon characters.
2 (TH 5/2 and F 5/3/57) Shot on Stage 7 at Columbia Studios.