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April 10, 2014

Curly of the Three Stooges: The Funniest Guy in the World


Curly lived his entire adult life in severe pain.
At the age of 12, he had accidentally shot himself in the leg in a hunting accident. The bone did not set properly, and for the rest of his days, Curly had trouble with the leg. If you watch a Three Stooges movie and see Curly running, you will see a very noticeable limp.... Curly was what Moe called a "slow study,” meaning he simply couldn't remember lines very well. One day, Moe watched as Curly forgot his line in a scene. As Moe recalled, "his eyes rolled back, he fell on the floor and started spinning around like a top." And thus, the “Curly spin" was born. - - Neatorama

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For some reason gals don't think the Stooges are funny. Hmph, what do they know? The world would be a better place if we had more role models like these guys.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 10, 2014 8:57 PM

Yeah, my mother hated them, and refused to let me watch the show. I was also forbidden to imitate any of the infamous routines (which were immensely popular with boys then). Years, later a group of twenty or so regulars would gather at a local bar on Saturday mornings to watch these classics. It was great, but very unpopular with wives and girlfriends.

Posted by: Will at April 11, 2014 3:58 AM

nyuck, nyuck, nyuck.

Posted by: tripletap at April 11, 2014 4:02 AM

"Curly Howard was born Jerome Lester Horwitz in the Bensonhurst section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Curly Howard was the fifth of the five Horwitz brothers and of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry."


Posted by: tim at April 11, 2014 5:44 AM

Curly WAS the Three Stooges as far as most people were concerned. He was the funniest of the lot. Yet, he was often interchanged with Shemp. That was probably due to both health and contractual issues. The other three were definitely funny, but none had Curly's range.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at April 11, 2014 7:22 AM

"I tried to think, but nuthin' happened."

Posted by: stephen b at April 11, 2014 7:44 AM

"Paging Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard..."

Posted by: waltj at April 11, 2014 9:45 AM

One of my great joys as a father was introducing my kids to the Three Stooges.

The only rule was no playing three stooges when the show was over.

Posted by: BradnSA at April 11, 2014 8:59 PM

Oh, a wise guy, eh? Why, I oughta ...

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