How well do you know Curly of The Three Stooges?

Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk!

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Curly remains a fan-favorite amongst fans of The Three Stooges. The lovable goof had all the catchphrases, like "Woob, woob, woob!", "Nyahh-ahhh-ahhh!" and "Soitenly!"

Behind the scenes, Curly Howard differed from his onscreen persona. Let's see how well you know this comedy legend.

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  1. How old is Curly in relation to his Howard brothers, Moe and Shemp?
  2. In the children's series and movie 'Captain Underpants,' characters attend a school named after Curly's given name. What is it called?
  3. What was the name of the one-hit wonder that scored a novelty pop hit with the song "The Curly Shuffle" in 1984?
  4. What was Moe Howard's nickname for his brother? It wasn't "Curly."
  5. How old was Curly Howard when he died?
  6. Who played Curly Howard in the 2012 Farrelly brothers film 'The Three Stooges'?
  7. How many times was Curly Howard married?
  8. Complete the title of this 1938 short from The Three Stooges: "______ Is the Word for Curly."
  9. Curly Howard walked with a limp. How did he injure his leg as a 12-year-old?
  10. What was Curly's talent in "Nutty But Nice" (1940)?
  11. What was his character's name in "You Nazty Spy!" (1940)?
  12. What was the title of the final short from The Three Stooges to star Curly Howard in 1947?
  13. Following his stroke, Curly made a small cameo appearance in a 1947 short. It was the only time we saw him with his hair grown out. What was this short called?
  14. In "Three Little Sew and Sews" (1939), Curly pretends to be what?
  15. In the Hanna-Barbara cartoon 'The Robonic Stooges,' Frank Welker voiced Curly, seen above. Welker also voiced which Scooby-Doo character?
  16. Curly Howard made one solo short without the other Stooges. What was this 1934 film called?

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Filmnoirfan 16 days ago
11/16 - soitenly should have done better. Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk
justjeff 1 month ago
Self-correction from an earlier post... Shemp made shorts for Vitaphone, NOT Biograph...
Dario 1 month ago
Aced it! A PERFECT 16!!!!! 👌👌👌👌👌👍👍👍👍👍 😁😁😁😁😁
JewelsChuck 1 month ago
9/16 Curly would be running from that score... lol
Filmnoirfan 1 month ago
14/16 - Jerome would have been proud and so would his older brothers Shemp and Moe. Looking forward to seeing them again Saturday evening. Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk
TomBurkhart 1 month ago
7.......but not watch them too much.....westerns was me. or Laurel/hardy,abbott/costello.
Stoney 1 month ago
11 for 16. If my dad was still with us, he probably would have gotten them all. He was a huge fan.
frances3agape 1 month ago
Not a fan - too VIOLENT !
But still a bit surprised when I only got 2 - that he was the youngest and age when he died
Runeshaper 1 month ago
8/16 - literally got the 1st half of the questions right LOL :) Love Curly!
Croft1 1 month ago
24 out of 16. I answered some of them twice. Nyuk Nyuk.
MadMadMadWorld 1 month ago
In #13, "Hold That Lion!" (1947), it was the only short where all 3 Howard (film actors, but there were two other non-actor brothers, Jack and Irving) appeared: Moe, Curly, and Shemp. Curly had his hair grow back (intentionally shaving it to get his nickname), and makes his famous "Woo, Woo" sound while pretending to be asleep and snoring. His last appearance on film, and he went out with a great gag! He died at only 48, suffering a series of strokes after his first one that disabled him in May 1946, while waiting for his cue in the next scene in "Half-Wits Holiday" (1947), which is why you don't see him again near the end before the big pie fight scenes. And not on film again except for that one film appearance after he had regained some of his movement and speech after months of therapy. He filmed a scene for their short, "Malice in the Palace" (1949) as a chef, but it was left on the cutting room floor (although there are publicity photographs of the scene).
Oct. 22, 1903 - Jan. 18, 1952.
MadMadMadWorld 1 month ago
14/16 Missed the last 2 #15 and #16. How would I know what character Frank Welker voiced if I never saw The Robonic Stooges? But I guessed wrong on #16, I couldn't remember the title of Curly's solo 1934 short. Don't know why I thought it was "Beer and Pretzels" instead of the correct "Roast Beef and Movies." Damn those last two cost me a perfect score!

Curly: "I need two more strikes for a perfect score!" (bowling using milk bottles as pins)
Moe: "Here's one! [slaps him on the face] One of my favorite Stooges' puns that Curly sets-up for Moe. I miss those guys as living, but we will always have them in their 190 shorts, and those aren't the type you wear!
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He thought Costello was stealing Curlys movements and such, he talks about it in his biography. Interesting stuff!
Stephanie and Herman,
You guys may have a point, but I don't see it myself. Moe might have been jealous that Bud and Lou got to make full length movies, had a radio show and for a good 5 years were on top of the comedy world. Besides you heard of the Code of the West? According to the Code of the East I just have to side with my fellow Jersey Boys Bud and Lou.
had to read at least the previous dozen comments before I understood your post
was wondering and could not figure out
what AIR CONDITIONING had to do with Curly
I always wanted to 'get in their shorts'!!!!! Ooh-yeeaaaaaahhh!!!
historyb 1 month ago
15/16 Oh, a WISE guy, eh? You soitenly know your stuff!
pidge 1 month ago
Look at the opening credits of the early Stooges and Curly’s name was spelled Curley with an “e.”
Jeffrey 1 month ago
''You got 10 out of 16'' -----------Which is not too bad, more than 50%. I thought I knew Curly better. -------Ah-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba! Better luck next time!
RoberttheWallace 1 month ago
My deep Love of comedians is with those of yesterday, predominately Stan and Babe, The Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello; sadly so-called comedians today are rude, crude and NOT funny. By the by--Mel Gibson's favorite comedians are The Stooges! Soitenly! ! !
My sentiments EXACTLY, RtW !
RoberttheWallace 1 month ago
Nailed 'em! Predominantly every poll ever taken--Curly above and beyond, is the most favorite and Beloved Stooge; and I wholeheartedly concur!
Every time there's a Stooge short, or film--it's a hoot and funniest with Curly in it. . .whooo, whooo, whooo!
scp 1 month ago
Eleven out of sixteen. Nyaaaah! (imagine Curly recoiling while saying that).
MikefromJersey 1 month ago
i was once chatting with a co-worker about The 3 Stooges and he said when he was a
kid he felt like the Stooges were his only friends/refuge from abusive parents.
I then mentioned the boys were Jewish, he turned ashen and spewed
"I'm done with them! F------ Jews, I hate them." What do you do with people
like that? Who taught him to "think" that way, probably the same abusive parents.
The world is a crazy place 🤔
saddest post have ever seen on here
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