Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Three Stooges Blooper
So, I was happily watching "The Three Stooges Collection, Volume 8: 1955-1959", and was shocked to discover Moe making a verbal error in the short entitled "Of Cash and Hash" which uses ample stock footage from the 1948 short "Shivering Sherlocks", so the error could have originated there.
Somewhere in the conversation, Moe says something to Larry and mistakenly calls him "Curly"! Shemp and Larry seem oblivious to the error and keep talking, while Moe kind of looks down and cringes a little bit at his mistake.
I thought I was hearing things, but played it back, and Moe definitely made the error. Like I said, I don't know if this was new footage or recycled footage. If it was recycled footage, it would make more sense as Curly had just left the group the year before, in 1947. If it was a new error, that seems really sad as by 1955, Curly had been dead for three years.
I tried to find info online and in my books about this blooper and can't seem to find anything. Did I really discover an error that everyone else has always missed?