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The Three Stooges Breakdancing
September 28, 2010 8:01 PM   Subscribe

The Three Stooges Breakdancing (slyt)
posted by marxchivist (19 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow..nice! It never really hit me before that the stunts could be a pre-cursor to breakdancing.

Seeing stuff like this makes me sad that their families are not the ones getting royalties, though. They literally broke their backs doing these stunts.
posted by arishaun at 8:20 PM on September 28, 2010


I spent a lot of hours after school watching the Three Stooges...nice memories...

For me the only legit Stooges were Larry, Moe, and Curly... Shemp and Curly Joe were fill-ins.

Funny stuff, even now....
posted by HuronBob at 8:34 PM on September 28, 2010


I love the Stooges. There I said it.
posted by Mental Wimp at 8:43 PM on September 28, 2010


This video was put together by Scott Spiegel, who went to do some other stuff.
posted by marxchivist at 8:52 PM on September 28, 2010


What is the evidence this YouTube video was made by that Scott Spiegel?
posted by dgaicun at 9:04 PM on September 28, 2010


Well, it says "Directed By Scott Spiegel" under the video...

I guess they could be lying to us.... after all, it's the internet... you can't believe a damn thing here!
posted by HuronBob at 9:07 PM on September 28, 2010


What is the evidence this YouTube video was made by that Scott Spiegel?

A friend of mine hung out with Scott and Sam Raimi back in the 1980's. He mailed me a videotape about 25 years ago with a bunch of their early shorts and stuff of them fucking around. I thought about that video tonight and started poking around on Youtube for stuff I remember being on it and found this.
posted by marxchivist at 9:10 PM on September 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


Scott Spiegel could be any Scott Spiegel. It's a Youtube video watched by like 5000 people, on some random guys account, with only a handful of mentions on Google.

I feel like I don't have enough information (yet) to comfortably assume this was made by the guy that wrote Evil Dead II.
posted by dgaicun at 9:14 PM on September 28, 2010


I thought about that video tonight and started poking around on Youtube for stuff I remember being on it and found this.

Ah, Ok
posted by dgaicun at 9:15 PM on September 28, 2010


Wait, then why didn't you mention that in your post marxchivist?? The origin of the video is at least as interesting as the video itself.
posted by dgaicun at 9:16 PM on September 28, 2010


I just kind of wanted the SLYT-ness of it to stand alone, then I shot off my mouth about Scott Spiegel. Here's The Attack of the Hamburger Helper Helping Hand that was on that tape.

And check out this if you're a Raimi / Evil Dead fan. I couldn't find "Happy Valley Kid" online, or I probably would have done a whole post around this stuff. I think some of it may have been on some extra-special anniversary edition of Evil Dead.
posted by marxchivist at 9:23 PM on September 28, 2010


The Three Stooges + 80s MTV culture = The Curly Shuffle.
posted by Clay201 at 9:41 PM on September 28, 2010


The Russians did it even earlier.
posted by gwint at 9:48 PM on September 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love the Stooges. There I said it.

I love 'em too

There's some family lore on my mother's side about her (diseased) father serving on the same boat as Moe Howard. I'll see if i can get to the bottom to the stories.
posted by peeedro at 11:59 PM on September 28, 2010


Who's watching Laurel and Hardy?


The Russians did it even earlier.

The Russians were pioneers in many areas.
posted by Evilspork at 1:27 AM on September 29, 2010


Shemp and Curly Joe were fill-ins.

Get out of here. Shemp rules. Larry and Curly are cartoons. Only Shemp and Moe understand the true dimensions of the surreal disaster that is the world they inhabit. Moe, the slapstick Nietzshe, is determined to dominate. Shemp, like the rest of us, is the original slacker, a victim of this world, easily distracted by women ("peep-peep-peep"), cigars and money -- a sensuous Moe without the will to power.
posted by Faze at 3:39 AM on September 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


If all you see/is violence/Then I make a plea/in their defense...
posted by cottoncandybeard at 7:08 AM on September 29, 2010


Actually, first Curly replaced Shemp, and then Shemp replaced Curly later.

/A wise guy.
posted by Cookiebastard at 7:09 AM on September 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I would agree that I prefer Curly to Shemp (or Curly Joe or Joe Besser), I am a big fan of Shemp's work with W.C. Fields and Abbott and Costello, among others.
posted by cottoncandybeard at 12:21 PM on September 29, 2010


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