Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Fickle Barrel of Fate (10 films remain)

What a sad state of affairs.  Now I'm back to plucking screenshots off YouTube.  Still, God bless Darius69789!  May Sony keep you in business forever and a day.  Anyway, tis another bloody remake, and both the IMDb and Wikipedia swear it's just Shivering Sherlocks they've recycled footage from.  Somehow it feels like another film's involved here.  Anyway, I hate to be cynical at a time like this, but if a Stooge is holding a milk bottle, and a (comical) shooting spree breaks out... well, it's basic screenwriting arithmetic, ain't it?
And so, after a run in with the lie detector from Hades, the Stooges get back to the business of running the Elite Café.  Larry tries talking customers out of what they order (that's his gag, apparently), and Shemp steals Curly's exploding hotplate gag!  The bastid.  How does he do it?
The two endings are slightly different.  At the end of Shivering Sherlocks, Shemp accidentally drops a barrel full of flour onto Larry and Moe.  And since there's only a few seconds left, and Shemp's well out of reach, Moe is forced to slap the flour off Larry.  Revenge deferred is revenge denied!  At the end of our instant case, Shemp kisses up Christine McIntyre as though he's back in Cuckoo on a Choo-Choo with an electric razor down his back.  Alas, tis the last fresh footage of McIntyre.  Off to real estate you go!

-so sayeth The Movie Hooligan

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