Fraidy Cat

There were many third stooges over the years. It started with Shemp, then Curly took over when the act got big. Shemp came back when Curly got sick and stuck with the act until his death. He was replaced in 1957 by Joe Besser. Truth be told, Besser is probably my least favorite stooge. He’s…

Spooks Run Wild

In 1937, Samuel Goldwyn brought to the screen the popular Broadway play “Dead End.”  The play featured a group of young actors in supporting roles, many of whom were brought to Hollywood appear in the film.  The group, dubbed “The Dead End Kids,” proved to be very popular and more movies followed.  The group changed…

Disorderlies

It must have gone down something like this…some Hollywood producer caught sight of the 80’s rap act The Fat Boys and, being that there were three of them, thought of The Three Stooges.  And so a plan was hatched to bring the trio of rotund rappers to the big screen in a slapstick comedy.  The…