The BEST Episodes of The Three Stooges
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 4, 2020
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 1943 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 1943
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 - Boobs in Arms
Season 1940 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 27, 1940
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.
#3 - You Nazty Spy!
Season 1940 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 19, 1940
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.
#4 - Grips, Grunts and Groans
Season 1937 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 15, 1937
Although circumstances force an over-matched Curly into a wrestling ring against a superior opponent, a spectator's perfume proves to be his secret weapon.
#5 - Wee Wee Monsieur
Season 1938 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 18, 1938
The stooges are artists living in Paris. When the landlord comes after the overdue rent, the boys skip out and wind up joining the French Foreign Legion. Posted to the desert, their assignment is to guard captain Gorgonzola from the natives. When the captain is kidnapped, the boys must disguise themselves as harem girls to infiltrate the chieftains hideout and rescue him.
#7 - No Census, No Feeling
Season 1940 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 4, 1940
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.
#8 - Dizzy Doctors
Season 1937 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 19, 1937
The Stooges are lazy-bum husbands, inept salesmen, and misfit fugitives in a hospital.
#9 - From Nurse to Worse
Season 1940 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 23, 1940
The stooges' friend Jerry convinces them to buy an insurance policy on Curly and then have him act insane to collect. Moe and Larry put Curly on a leash and take him to the insurance doctor and have him act like a dog. But the plan backfires when the doctor wants to perform a brain operation on Curly.
#10 - In the Sweet Pie and Pie
Season 1941 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 16, 1941
The stooges are convicts about to be executed for some murders they didn't commit. The day before the execution they are tricked into marrying three rich girls who need husbands to collect a legacy. At the last minute the real murderers confess and the stooges are pardoned. The girls are now stuck with the stooges so they plot to get rid of them by making them become gentlemen. The girl's lawyer convinces them to throw a big party in the hope that the stooges will humiliate them and they can get a divorce. The boys do just that as the party degenerates into a wild pie fight. But the girls decide to keep the stooges and give their lawyer the boot.
#12 - Goofs and Saddles
Season 1937 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 2, 1937
General Muster dispatches the Stooges to catch cattle rustlers. Curly is Buffalo Billius, Moe is Wild Bill Hiccup and Larry is Just Plain Bill.
#13 - Violent is the Word for Curly
Season 1938 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 2, 1938
The stooges work as gas station service men who end up running away from three professors on an ice cream truck. After thawing Curly out from sitting in the back of the ice cream truck the boys put on the professors clothes from their stolen luggage. The stooges are mistaken to be the professors by the college who is expecting them and they poorly pose as the professors and sing their famous ""Alphabet Song"". The real professors show up, but the ladies in the ""girls-only"" college end up getting their athletic program thanks to the stooges.
#14 - Cash and Carry
Season 1937 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 3, 1937
The Stooges are gold prospectors housed in the city dump. They are sent on a treasure hunt and dig through to a Federal Bank.
#15 - Half Shot Shooters
Season 1936 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 30, 1936
The Stooges are soldiers who unwittingly reenlist after exacting revenge on their commanding officer.
#16 - Slippery Silks
Season 1936 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 27, 1936
The Stooges inherit a women's boutique and fashion clothing for their swanky customers.
#17 - A Plumbing We Will Go
Season 1940 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 19, 1940
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 Schemers” (1956).
#18 - An Ache in Every Stake
Season 1941 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 22, 1941
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.
#20 - Nutty but Nice
Season 1940 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 14, 1940
Three bumbling waiters try to help a clinically depressed little girl by locating her kidnapped father. The Stooges operate a restaurant and try to help a little girl who becomes ill when her father, a bail bondsman, disappears with a lot of cash and the Stooges have to fight gangsters.
#22 - We Want Our Mummy
Season 1939 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 24, 1939
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
#23 - False Alarms
Season 1936 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 16, 1936
The Stooges are firemen who irk their captain.
#24 - The Sitter Downers
Season 1937 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 26, 1937
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.
#25 - I'll Never Heil Again
Season 1941 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 11, 1941
A follow up to "You Nazty Spy", the stooges have taken over the country of Moronica. Moe is Hailstone the Dictator, Curly is a Field Marshal and Larry is Minister of Propaganda. The stooges are planning with their allies to conquer the world, which mainly consists of fighting over a globe. The former king's daughter gets into their headquarters and plants a bomb which Curly detonates. All ends well as the king regains control of the country and the stooges wind up as trophies on the wall