Mar 27, 2010

Saturday Morning Cartoon: The New Three Stooges

I have to admit I don't get the Three Stooges. I have an idea of where in their routines I am meant to laugh, but the giggles never come. Instead, I always watch them wearing my confused face. That said, I do admire how well they translate to cartoons. I suppose it makes sense, as their whole act seemed to be about being living cartoons--no? This 'toon--called Noisy Silent Movie (1965)--is from The New Three Stooges, which was a syndicated television series from 1965-1966. It's actually a mix of animation and live action, including bookend scenes with the the Stooges themselves in the flesh.


  1. I've never seen this before, nor did I know they had this tv show with the mix of cartoons and live action. I always liked the original B/W stooges with Curly; I wonder if this show ever featured some of the older classic shorts.

  2. This show was a new discovery for me as well. I think it's interesting how well they translated to another generation. It's things like that that make me keep giving them another chance. I still don't get them, but I can't say I dislike them either.