Every hardcore Stooges fan has gotten into a conversation with someone who claims to be a bigger Stooges fan. Sure they can recite “nyuk, nyuk, nyuk” and “why soitenly”, but when you throw a line at them like “did he say jail? No Yale, I got a brother there, has two heads, they have him in a bottle” – well, that is when they look at you like you have two heads.
This blog is about all those great Stooges lines that rarely get quoted. The kinds of lines you recite to a friend who is as big a fan as you are and not only knows it but throws one back at you.
These don’t have to be all one liners. They can be exchanges between Moe, Larry, Curly and Shemp or between one of the Stooges and another character. I’ll start it off with a few.
Curly singing – “She was bred in old Kentucky but she is just a crumb up here”.
Moe selling Bright-O – “If you have a knicknack with a nick in it, we’ll knock the nick outta the knicknack with Brighto!”.
Curly shaving ice – “Were you wearing a pink bow tie ? No, well here is your lip”.
Curly – “Oh, see the deer. Has the deer a little doe?”
Moe – “Ya, two bucks”. ( smack )
Prospective employer – “What would you do if you held the Queen alone ?”
Larry – “That all depends on when the King was expected home ?
Prospective employer – “Oh a bridge expert” !
Lady with a pie stuck on the ceiling above her – “Young man, you act as tho the sword of Damocles is hanging over your head”.
Moe – “Lady you must be physic”.
Curly – “I grow on people” !
Moe – “So do warts”.
Bailiff – “Drop the vernacular”
Curly – “Thats not a vernacular, thats a derby”
And they go on and on… Please chime in with your favorites…