I Watched The Three Stooges And I'm Okay
The Three Stooges
I WATCHED THE THREE STOOGES AND I'M OKAY
The three stooges, in my 59 year old opinion, were the best comedians ever. To this day, I love watching their antics and letting my mind go back to a time when political correctness was not an issue.
My favorite years are those performances made with Columbia Pictures. They spent 23 years with Columbia beginning in 1934. That first year they became fiercely famous and their popularity quickly grew bringing laughter to all ages.
As is the case with most Three Stooges lovers, it must be Moe, Larry and CURLY. It's like most movie remakes today. Without the original performers, it's just not the same.
Though I "put up with" Shemp, I didn't care a bit for Curly Jo. It's not his fault. I just believe Curly had unique talent that to this day is unequalled. He was like a kid in an adult body and, therefore, successfully entertained both young and old. It really saddened me when I found out how recklessly he lived his life and the resulting stroke in 1946 that ended his 14-year profession.
If there are people who grew up watching The Three Stooges and have forever been tainted by fits of poking people's eyes out and throwing pies in other's faces, I contend, there was some other source at fault. All I know is...I'm okay.
Not only am I okay, but I've known a lot of people who've grown up watching The Three Stooges, and they're okay! Even today as my grandchildren watch the slapstick comedy of this beloved trio, I notice also that they too are okay. And if they begin to take up acts of slapping faces and pulling hair, there's most likely a deeper problem than the resulting affects of Moe, Larry and Curly's silliness.
I'm blessed to have lived through years when most people had common sense and could differentiate between pretense and actuality. Not so today, but let's not blame the "politically incorrect" activities of the stooges. Troubled children are being raised by troubled parents and grandparents who will not take responsibility for their own actions.
It's true that The Three Stooges would never be accepted today without much restraint. The "physical violence" would be removed and cursing would be added.
Hey, we need to identify the real stooges (verb) who entertain us with their filth. I see the resulting stooge (noun) affect everyday.
As for me, my family still enjoys watching Curly as he does the three-step skipping back thing, and the nyuk, nyuk, nyuk, and the laying on the floor running around in a circle thing.
We still enjoy Larry's hairstyle and the common-sense fact that though large tufts are usually removed by Moe in every short, he still has plenty.
And Moe still entertains us with his constant attempts to keep the other two rational.
So, as we flip through channels or go to the movies, or read the news, let's keep everything in perspective, sit back, relax and enjoy the sanity of the three stooges.
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