The BEST Episodes of The Three Stooges
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2019
Network: UKTV Gold
Legendary comedy act featuring three bumbling fools who find themselves in outrageous predicaments and take out their frustrations on one another violently.
#1 - They Stooge to Conga
Season 10 - Episode 1
The stooges are repairmen who get a job fixing the doorbell in large house which is the secret headquarters of some Nazi spies. They manage to ruin most of the house while working on the wiring and then subdue the spies and sink an enemy submarine by remote control.
#2 - Brideless Groom
Season 14 - Episode 5
Shemp's Uncle Dies and leaves him 500,000 dollars but to inherit the money Shemp must wed by 6:00 or he gets no money.
#3 - Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise
Season 6 - Episode 7
The stooges are tramps looking for handouts. Although the boys are down and out, Curly seems to get everything he wishes for. After some trouble with a farmer, the boys come across an abandoned car, one of Curly's wishes. The car actually belongs to some con men who have just gypped the widow Jenkins out of her land. The boys winds up at the Mrs. Jenkins' house just in time for a free meal. To repay Mrs. Jenkins the boys try to fix her well and instead unleash an oil geyser. Learning that Mrs. Jenkins has been swindled, the boys go to retrieve the deed before it can be recorded. They find the bad guys and after a wild fight recover the deed. The boys return the deed to Mrs. Jenkins and marry her daughters; April, May and June.
#4 - Who Done It?
Season 16 - Episode 2
The stooges are private detectives looking for a missing millionaire. They wander around the millionaire's spooky mansion confronting various crooks and a dangerous dame.
#5 - Boobs in Arms
Season 7 - Episode 9
The stooges are greeting card salesmen who are mistakenly inducted into the army after escaping from the jealous husband of one of their customers. In bootcamp their sergeant turns out to be the same man, whom they constantly vex and bewilder. When the boys are sent to the front lines and the sergeant is captured they must rescue him, which they do after doping themselves with laughing gas. At the end they get shot off into the sunset on a cannon shell. Greeting card salesmen Larry, Moe and Curly hide from an irate man in what they think is a bread line and find themselves inducted into military service. Title is a parody of MGM film “Babes in Arms” (1939) starring Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
#6 - A Plumbing We Will Go
Season 7 - Episode 3
To escape the police, the stooges pose as plumbers and are hired to fix a leak in a fancy mansion. The Stooges are would-be plumbers and mistake pipes filled with wires for water pipes. One of the most popular Stooge shorts. Dudly Dickersons battle in the kitchen is a classic, as well as his famous line: “This house is sho goin crazy!” Later remade with Shemp in “Vagabond Loafers” (1949) and “Scheming Shemers” (1956).
#7 - Sing a Song of Six Pants
Season 14 - Episode 6
The stooges are tailors, and are heavily in debt to the Skin & Flint finance company. When the boys read about the big reward for a fugitive robber, they think it could be the answer to their problems. The bank robber conveniently ducks into their shop and leaves a suit with a safe combination. After his girl friend fails to retrieve it, the robber returns with gang and a wild fight ensues. The boys miss out on the reward but wind up with the crook's bankroll and can pay their creditors.
#8 - Malice in the Palace
Season 16 - Episode 5
Set in a desert land where the stooges run a restaurant, the boys set out to recover the stolen Rootin Tootin diamond after they learn from the thieves that the Emir of Shmo has absconded with the contraband jewel. They journey to the stronghold of Shmo where they disguise as Santa Clauses and scare the ruler into giving them the diamond.
#9 - You Nazty Spy!
Season 7 - Episode 1
The King of Moronica is overthrown and the Three Stooges are chosen to take his place. When three politicians from a small country discover there is no money in peace, they decide to hire a paperhanger (Moe) as a puppet dictator. Classic Stooge short was the first Hollywood film to satirize the Nazis and Fascists from World War II (predated Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” by 9 months). Due to its historical significance, this was known as the favorite Stooge short of Larry, Moe and Jules White. Much of the short reflects the American Public’s knowledge of affairs in Germany at that time. First Stooge appearance by Stooge supporting player John Tyrrell.
#10 - Dizzy Detectives
Season 10 - Episode 2
The stooges are carpenters who become policemen. A mysterious burglar disguised as a gorilla has the cops baffled and Mr. Dill, the head of the citizens league, threatening the police chief's job.
#11 - I Can Hardly Wait
Season 10 - Episode 7
Defense workers Moe, Larry, and Curly are home to take a nice rest before going back into work. After Curly hurts his tooth on a bone, Moe and Larry try desperately to pull the problem out.
#14 - No Census, No Feeling
Season 7 - Episode 7
The Stooges new jobs have them taking the census, from an afternoon society party to a local football game. Three gung-ho census-takers let nothing stand in the way of an accurate count,whether it be crashing a fancy bridge party,spiking drinks or invoking a riot at a professional football game.
#15 - Cactus Makes Perfect
Season 9 - Episode 2
The stooges are living with their mother who persuades them its time to leave home and seek their fortune. After a con man sells them a phony deed to a lost gold mine, the boys head west to find the treasure. After some mishaps with Curly's gold finding invention, they locate the mine and strike it rich. When two crooked miners try to take their gold they hole up in an abandoned hotel and, although they get bombarded by dynamite, triumph over the crooks
#16 - An Ache in Every Stake
Season 8 - Episode 5
When the Three Stooges agree to help Mrs.Lawrence prepare a fancy birthday party,their particular specially-an exploding,gas-filled cake - goes off with a bang.
#17 - So Long Mr. Chumps
Season 8 - Episode 1
The stooges are street cleaners who find some valuable bonds and return them to their owner. The man is so grateful that he offers them a big reward if they can find an honest man with executive ability. Their search leads them to a woman who's fiancée is honest, but he's in jail. The boys decide to commit a crime so they can go behind bars to find him. In prison the boys locate the man and help him escape, only to find out that their benefactor is a con man and on the way himself to the slammer.
#18 - We Want Our Mummy
Season 6 - Episode 2
The stooges go to Egypt in search of the mummy of king Rootin-Tootin for which a museum will pay a $5000 prize. They wind up in the mummy's tomb where they are harassed by some bad guys after the same objective. The villains, who have kidnapped a professor from the museum, want the jewels buried inside the mummy. When Curly accidentally destroys the mummy, Moe and Larry wrap him in bandages to fool the bad guys. They manage to rescue the professor and retrieve the real mummy of Rootin-Tootin who turns out to have been a midget
#19 - Three Dark Horses
Season 19 - Episode 6
A campaign boss is looking for three delegates to the presidential convention, delegates that are too stupid to discover that his candidate, Hammond Egger, is a crook. Enter the stooges as janitors sent to clean the man's office. After some of their antics, the boy's suitability for the job is apparent and they're hired. The stooges go to the convention, but double cross their boss and vote for another candidate, Abel Lamb Stewer. When the boss and his muscle man come looking for revenge, the boys defeat them in a wild fight.
#21 - Cash and Carry
Season 4 - Episode 6
The Stooges are gold prospectors housed in the city dump. They are sent on a treasure hunt and dig through to a Federal Bank.
#22 - The Sitter Downers
Season 4 - Episode 8
The Stooges propose to their girlfriends for the 100th time, but when their father won't let them marry his daughters, the Stooges go on a sit-down strike. After 3 weeks, the father finally gives in, and allows them to marry. After they are married, their new brides won't let them start the honeymoon until their build-it-yourself house is finished.
#23 - Crash Goes the Hash
Season 11 - Episode 1
The stooges are hired as reporters and their first assignment is to get a picture of a visiting prince who is planning to marry a local socialite. The boys disguise as servants and infiltrate a party being in thrown in the honor of the prince. The stooges ruin the party, but save the day as they expose the prince as crook who is planning to rob the house. Their boss is so grateful for the expose that he gives the boys a bonus and the rich lady decides to marry Curly!
#24 - Slaphappy Sleuths
Season 17 - Episode 8
The stooges are investigators for the Onion Oil company. The company's service stations are being robbed by a gang of crooks, so the boys pose as gas station attendants to capture the bad guys.
#25 - Pardon My Backfire
Season 20 - Episode 6
The stooges are auto mechanics who need money so they can marry their girls. When some escaped convicts pull into their garage, the boys manage to capture them and use the reward money to marry their sweethearts.