MeTV Presents The Three Stooges on Saturday evenings beginning June 1
Get your "Nyuks" with full-length, unedited Stooges shorts without commercial interruption.
On Saturday, June 1, legendary comedy troupe and masters of mirth The Three Stooges will join MeTV’s lineup of memorable entertainment television. Over 13 weeks, these specially selected and themed broadcasts will each present two full-length, unedited shorts without commercial interruption, packaged into an hour-long presentation that highlights the many "best of" moments from the beloved comedians. This includes selected bonus highlights from other classic shorts that fit the week's theme.
Airing Saturdays at 6PM | 5C, weekly themes include "Crème de la Curly," "Just Say Moe," "Pie…I Oughta!" and "Shemp Cocktail," featuring the classic combo of The Three Stooges trio — laidback Larry, hotheaded Moe, man-child Curly, along with dimwitted Shemp. See the complete schedule below.
"In the pantheon of American comedy, the most memorable trio of them all are The Three Stooges," said Neal Sabin, Vice Chairman of Weigel Broadcasting Co. "Moe, Larry, Curly, along with Shemp and others, brought laughter and joy to generations of fans with their world-famous short films, first in theaters and later on broadcast television. MeTV is the perfect home for the boys and their beloved brand of comedy. We look forward to reuniting Stooge fans with these classics, as well as introducing them to a new generation of viewers."
MeTV Presents The Three Stooges joins Green Acres and The Twilight Zone (1985) as highlights of the Summer of Me schedule.
Initially debuting on the vaudeville circuit in the 1920s, The Three Stooges went on to film more than 190 short films for Columbia Pictures over a 25 year span. Their signature brand of slapstick comedy and unique chemistry resulted in iconic shorts like Punch Drunks, A-Plumbing We Will Go, Micro-Phonies, Disorder in the Court, Brideless Groom and You Nazty Spy!, which was the first Hollywood film to spoof Adolf Hitler, as well as Men in Black, which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Short Subject in 1935.
Despite limited critical acclaim, The Three Stooges continued to resonate with audiences and welcomed a new generation of fans with their television debut in 1958. The Three Stooges were a mainstay on American television, and their catchphrases remain inked in popular culture.
Throughout their 40-year career, the comedy team appeared in both shorts and feature-length films, and their legacy remains preserved in the “Stoogeum,” a museum in Pennsylvania dedicated to the iconic trio.
MeTV Presents The Three Stooges schedule
Saturday, June 1 – “Crème de la Curly”- Featuring the best of Curly
Shorts Include: Micro-Phonies, A-Plumbing We Will Go
Saturday, June 8 – “Just Say Moe”- Featuring the best of Moe
Shorts Include: Tassels in the Air, Idiots Deluxe
Saturday, June 15 – “Shemp Cocktail”- Featuring the best of Shemp
Shorts Include: Brideless Groom, Who Done It?
Saturday, June 22 – “Hysterically Historical”- Featuring The Stooges’ mis-take on history
Shorts Include: Uncivil Warriors, Knutzy Knights
Saturday, June 29 – “The Upper Crass” – The boys invade high society
Shorts Include: Hoi Polloi, Crash Goes the Hash
Saturday, July 6 – “Sports Irritated” – The boys show their athletic side
Shorts Include: Three Little Pigskins, Three Little Beers
Saturday, July 13 – “International Idiots” – The Stooges’ adventures in foreign lands
Shorts Include: Wee Wee Monsieur, We Want Our Mummy
Saturday, July 20 – “Crazy for Curly” – A mashup of fan favorites starring Curly
Shorts Include: I Can Hardly Wait, Loco Boy Makes Good
Saturday, July 27 – “Pie…I Oughta!” – The Stooges’ most memorable pie fights
Shorts Include: In the Sweet Pie and Pie, Three Sappy People
Saturday, August 3 – “Musical Morons”- Featuring The Stooges’ musical moments
Shorts Include: Woman Haters, Squareheads of the Round Table
Saturday, August 10 – “Rope-A-Dopes” – The boys battle it out
Shorts Include: Punch Drunks, Fright Night
Saturday, August 17 – “Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard” – The Stooges’ most memorable medical mishaps
Shorts Include: Dizzy Doctors, Men in Black
Saturday, August 24 – “Halfwits for Hire”- The Stooges destroy every job they touch
Shorts Include: Pop Goes the Easel, Cookoo Cavaliers
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