All the World's a Stooge

Synopsis: The stooges are window washers who lose their jobs after Moe impersonates the dentist in whose office they were cleaning. On the run, they are hired by a millionaire to pose as children. It seems the man's wife wants to adopt some refugees to impress her society friends. Moe is Johnny, Curly is Frankie and Larry is Mabel. Everything goes fairly well as the lady shows off the stooges to her friends, but they finally irritate her husband so much that he goes after them with an ax.
16 min

Boris, I'm overcome with joy.

I beg your pardon, madam.

I thought it was the heat.

You don't understand.

Can you keep a secret?

Of course you can.

Well, we soon gonna hear the patter

of baby feet around the house.

Let me be the first in congratulate you.


I've just been awarded a refugee.

A little waif from the war-torn

battlefields of... somewhere.

Isn't it splendid?

I can't imagine anything

more intriguing, madam.

Ow, my tooth is killing me.

Not now, Ajax, you must

have that tooth attended to.

I want you in a good humor

when our refugee arrives.

- Refugee?

- Yes, of course.

Isn't it wonderful?

Everybody's doing it, dear.

It's really quite the thing socially.

Dogs and cats aren't enough.

Now we have a haven for refugees!

- Now look at me!

- I haven't time.

Now you must go get that tooth pulled

while I go fix the nursery

for our little refugee.


Me dying with a toothache.

- Heave!

- Oh!

- Heave!

- Oh!

- Heave!

- Ho!

- Heave!

- Ho!

- Heave!

- Ho!


You nitwit!

You're supposed to be washing windows,

not taking dives off the scaffold!

Get up, Sleeping Beauty!

You've been on your back

since we got the job!

Come on!

Follow me!

I'm the boss, and I want you

to stop falling off to the scaffold.

Can I have something for born dizzy?

I'll dizzy you.

I didn't do nothing.

That's why I slugged you. Do something.

Get the water and wash

that window, right now!

We're sorry, Doc.

You idiots!

Just look how you turn off my office!

Oh, we'll clean the place up.

When I came back, I'll clean you up!

- Hurry!

- Quiet!

We'll probably get fired for this!

Get in here and clean

up this mess! Hurry up!

Come on.

Come on, make everything

spink and spank.

And get that other spot too.

Oh, this tooth is killing me.

You have to pull it, Doc.

You'll have to ome back later, buddy.

- The dentist...

- Later nothing.

Get busy and pull this tooth.

Go on, pull it.

Go ahead, Doc. Take a chance.

What do you got to lose?

Okay, buddy. It's your tooth.

And give me an anesthetic.

- Annie who?

- Anesthetic.

He means he wants to be knocked out.

Oh, a pleasure.

He's out.

You imbecile.

You knock him out before he told us

what tooth to pull.

Don't worry. I'll afford it.

Move over, Doc.

That's it.

Boy, you should have been a surveyor.

Oh, thanks. I bet you tell

that to all your interns.

I... This is your fault.

Go on, hold on him like I told you!

Hey Nijinsky, give me those clickers.

Now go on, hold on the man!

Hey, after all I'm the sturgeon.

Give me a little room!

I think I got something.

- Funny, eh?

- Yeah.

Now laugh this off.

Go on, hold onto him,

so I can pull that tooth.

Nothing doing.

From now on you do the hold on

and I'll do the pulling.

I hope you know what you're doing.

Give him a servillette.

I'll show you how to jerk a tooth.

Hey, what's the idea of the glasses?

I can't see without the glasses.

That's only in your mind.

I'll prove it to you.

Here. How many teeth in his mouth?


You're crazy. He's got a mouthful.

See? I told you, I need the glasses.

- See those teeth?

- What teeth?

Go on, get busy.

I can pull it blindfolded.

Hey fellas, I got a bite!

Pull away!

Oh, stubborn, eh?

I got it!

An octopus.

You stripped his gears.

Now we have got a problem.

Wait a minute.

Here's some cement.

We'll put his choppers

back before he wakes up.

Hold this.

Oh, jumping beans.

That ought to be enough.

Bring me those ivories

so I can put them back.

Put them back alive.

Hey, the cement's hardened.

What do we gonna do now?

Wait a minute.

Maybe you can drill it out with this.

What do you mean, "maybe"?

We ain't getting no place fast.

Think we'll have to blast.

Boy, that's an idea.

Let's get some powder.

Either you fire those

janitors or I'll move.

They're fired!

Hey, what are you doing?

Are you all right, Mr. Bullion?

Yeah, feels fine, Doc.

Gee, thanks. Send me your bill.

Come back here you guys!

Hey, what are you

fellas doing in my car?

We just escaped from a scaffold.

- Fugitives, eh?

- Now wait a minute.

He means we're refugees.

- Refugees?

- Yeah, that's it.

How would you boys like a nice home?

Home, James!

Come on.

Not a bad joint.

Remember, you're

supposed to be children,

just three dumb kids.

We get you, boss.

- Hey, I relent that.

- You relent what?

He called us "children".

Act your age.

- Leave him alone!

- Quiet.

Oh, a Jack the Ripper,

eh? Hitting little girls?


I have a surprise for you, dear.

Don't tell me you brought

me my little refugee?

Three of them.

- Where are they?

- Children.

This is Johnny, Frankie and Mabel.

They're precious.

Children, meet your new mammy.

Who darned our socks

and washed our shirts

when we were helpless, little squirts?


Who kept the buttons on our clothes?

Who scrubbed our ears and blew our nose?


Oh, mammy,

it's your little boy, Sammy,

coming home from Alabamy.

Put on those eggs and hammy.

Don't flimflam me, mammy.



Oh, mammy!

Are you hurt, dear?

Oh, mammy.

A luncheon is served, madam.

Eats! Come on!

Oh, I'm sorry, darling. Very sorry.

You nitwit. What would Emily Post say?

Come and get it.

Well, that's that.

Hey, where's the dessert?

Eat your spinach, children.

- Here, eat your spinach.

- I don't like spinach!

Why, you gonna eat it

whether you like it or not.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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