Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Shemp Years

Time for a changing of the guard, so to speak.  These Howard boys are breeding like rabbits!  So, Shemp was only going to step in for Curly temporarily, and eight years later Shemp himself had to step down.  Someday in the future, if any of this stuff survives, historians will confuse all TV shows and film for reality TV, and wonder why these "Stooges" didn't have a better retirement package.  They all basically worked until they died.  But we've plenty of time to delve into morbid subjects later on.  I know there's at least one of you out there who doesn't like Shemp, even though I tried my best to persuade them, saying "He was Moe's and Curly's brother!"  Nope, no dice.  But I think we can all agree: Joe Besser's pretty unbearable, to put it kindly.  The problem is: we all know the Stooges' humor is aimed at children, but it doesn't mean a Stooge himself is a child, as Besser pretended to be.  And so, with that in mind, on to the Shemp shorts.  First up, Fright Night... where have I heard that before?

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