Nyak nyak nyak!
Posted by Ron Coleman on November 25, 2008
I came home “early” tonight, so my fourth grade twins begged me to “do something” with them, which of course I had to do, and what they wanted me to do and what I did was watch three Three Stooges shorts on DVD on the computer in the basement. Now I have not seen a frame of the Stooges in over 35 years, I am sure, and it wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected. They certainly enjoyed it and, no less important, they enjoyed watching it with me.
My main “takeaway”: Shemp — who actually preceded Curly as the third Stooge, it turns out, though he replaced him after his death — really gets a bum rap. Yes, Curly was very special, but the fact is Shemp was one heck of a talented comic actor.
But the whole thing, really, is sad… but not in a way a fourth grade boy, or even two, would understand.