The BEST Episodes of The Three Stooges

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 23, 2019

Legendary comedy act featuring three bumbling fools who find themselves in outrageous predicaments and take out their frustrations on one another violently.

They Stooge to Conga

#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.

star 10.00
8 votes
Directors: Del Lord
Writers: Monte Collins (story), Elwood Ullman (story)
Boobs in Arms

#2 - 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.

star 9.78
9 votes
Directors: Jules White
Writers: Felix Adler
We Want Our Mummy

#3 - 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

star 9.71
7 votes
Directors: Del Lord
Writers: Searle Kramer (original screenplay), Elwood Ullman (original screenplay)
You Nazty Spy!

#4 - 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.

star 9.70
10 votes
Directors: Jules White
Writers: Clyde Bruckman, Felix Adler
Hoi Polloi

#5 - Hoi Polloi

Season 2 - Episode 6

The Stooges are the subject of a wager made by a professor who claims he can transform them into gentlemen.

star 9.67
9 votes
Writers:
No Census, No Feeling

#6 - 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.

star 9.67
9 votes
Directors: Del Lord
Writers: Harry Edwards, Elwood Ullman
Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise

#7 - 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.

star 9.63
8 votes
Directors: Jules White
Writers: Andrew Bennison (original screenplay), Mauri Grashin (original screenplay)
Cactus Makes Perfect

#8 - 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

star 9.63
8 votes
Directors: Jules White
Writers:
Who Done It?

#9 - 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.

star 9.63
8 votes
Three Dark Horses

#10 - 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.

star 9.63
8 votes
Directors: Jules White
Writers: Felix Adler
Three Little Beers

#11 - Three Little Beers

Season 2 - Episode 7

The Stooges are beer delivery men who crash the company golf tournament.

star 9.56
9 votes
Writers:
An Ache in Every Stake

#12 - 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.

star 9.56
9 votes
The Sitter Downers

#13 - 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.

star 9.50
8 votes
So Long Mr. Chumps

#14 - 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.

star 9.50
8 votes
Directors: Jules White
Writers:
Dizzy Detectives

#15 - 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.

star 9.50
8 votes
I Can Hardly Wait

#16 - 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.

star 9.50
8 votes
Crash Goes the Hash

#17 - 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!

star 9.50
8 votes
Directors: Jules White
Writers: Felix Adler
Brideless Groom

#18 - 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.

star 9.50
8 votes
Slaphappy Sleuths

#19 - 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.

star 9.50
8 votes
Directors: Hugh McCullom
Writers: Felix Adler
Pardon My Backfire

#20 - 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.

star 9.50
8 votes
Directors: Jules White
Writers: Felix Adler
Cash and Carry

#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.

star 9.49
10 votes
Three Arabian Nuts

#22 - Three Arabian Nuts

Season 18 - Episode 1

The stooges are delivering some Arabian antiques, which include a magic lamp complete with genie. Three Arabian bad guys are after the magic lamp, but the stooges defeat them once they get the "genius", (as Shemp calls the genie) on their side.

star 9.43
7 votes
Directors: Edward Bernds
Writers: Elwood Ullman
Calling All Curs

#23 - Calling All Curs

Season 6 - Episode 6

The stooges run a pet hospital and get an important patient, Garcon, a rich ladies poodle. When dognappers posing as reporters steal the poodle, the boys are in a tough spot.

star 9.38
8 votes
Movie Maniacs

#24 - Movie Maniacs

Season 3 - Episode 2

The Stooges are mistaken for studio execs on a Hollywood lot.

star 9.33
9 votes
A Plumbing We Will Go

#25 - 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).

star 9.33
9 votes
Directors: Del Lord
Writers: Elwood Ullman