Way Out Wednesday: The Three Stooges, “Madcap Musical Nonsense at Your House”

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stoogesmadcap2-frontToday’s Way Out Wednesday nugget of joy is brought to you by the Three Stooges. The Stooges made a number of popular short subjects in the 1940s. Later, when television was new, stations needed lots of material to show. This brought out a Stooges resurgence, especially among kids. This album featuring Larry, Moe, and late addition Curly Joe, was put out in 1959 to answer that need. As opposed to the album The Nonsense Songbook (since released as simply The Three Stooges or Sing-a-Long with the Three Stooges) where they sang popular songs, this album features the Stooges doing skits and singing new words to old songs.

The first song on the album is called “We’re Coming to Your House”, wherein the boys want you to be excited about their arrival, despite the fact that they’re going to “break up the joint”:

Three Stooges – We’re Coming to Your House

In “Let’s Cut a Record,” Larry, Moe and Curly Joe are invited into a recording studio to do a record. Moe tells Curly Joe that after they record their song he’ll be on a piece of plastic. Curly Joe is very excited about this prospect. Things turn surreal when somehow or other Curly Joe gets stuck on the piece of plastic and Moe and Larry try to catch him each time he goes around. We’re told that if we turn the record over we can get him off of it. I never did figure out how that was supposed to work!

Three Stooges – Let’s Cut a Record

The next skit, entitled “Three Chipped Monks,” features the Stooges wanting to get into a theatre to see the Chipmunks. Someone mistaken believes that the Stooges ARE the Chipmunks (Sorry, I can’t explain that one), and they perform for the audience. The audience enjoys their performance even though their voices are an octave lower and they don’t sing nearly as well:

Three Stooges – Three Chipped Monks

We finally end with the heartfelt “Goodbye, Auld Lang Syne!” stating that the Three Stooges will always be my friends. Hey, not that long ago you wanted to tear the place up and now you want to be my friends? Who do you think you are, the Cat in the Hat?

Three Stooges – Goodbye, Auld Lang Syne!

If you’d also like to hear the Stooges foiling a toy store robbery, appearing on Click Dart’s Bandstand, and going to a baseball game so they slug the umpire, you can give it a listen right here!

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