Watch Stop, Look and Laugh
- 1 hr 17 min
Stop, Look and Laugh is a comedy film released in 1960, featuring the comedic trio of Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard. The film is a compilation of classic sketches from their earlier works, presented in a new format with added commentary and scenes featuring new characters. The film begins with the trio at a crossroads, trying to decide which direction to take. They begin reminiscing about their past performances, which leads them into a series of flashbacks. The first sketch is from an old short film called "A Plumbing We Will Go," in which the trio plays bumbling plumbers who cause chaos in a wealthy woman's home. The scene is filled with the classic slapstick humor that made the Three Stooges famous. The next sequence takes place on a construction site, where the trio is hired to paint some signs. The scene quickly turns into a disaster, as they accidentally paint a live elephant and a foreman's car. The sketch is from the short film "Three Little Pirates." The film then jumps to a schoolroom scene from "Violent is the Word for Curly," in which the trio plays incompetent professors who cause havoc while trying to teach a group of students. The sketch is filled with physical comedy, as the trio attempts to demonstrate scientific experiments with disastrous results. The next sketch comes from "Grips, Grunts, and Groans," in which the trio plays wrestlers who take on a team of female wrestlers. The scene is filled with hilarious antics and exaggerated wrestling moves. The film then moves to a new setting, where famous comedians of the time are featured in a series of skits. These include appearances by Abbott and Costello, Ted Healy, and the Keystone Cops. The Three Stooges appear in small roles throughout these sketches, often serving as the butt of the jokes. The film then returns to the trio's reminiscing, as they look back on some of their classic routines. These include "Who's on First?" a classic comedy sketch by Abbott and Costello, and a musical routine featuring the hit song "Swanee." The Three Stooges also perform a musical number of their own, featuring a new character called "Mrs. Minnie Gump." The final scene of the film takes place back at the crossroads, where the trio finally decides which direction to take. They head off, promising to continue making audiences laugh with their unique brand of humor. Stop, Look and Laugh is a classic comedy film that showcases the best of the Three Stooges' comedic talents. The compilation format allows audiences to relive some of their most beloved routines, while the added commentary and new scenes keep the material fresh and entertaining. While some of the humor may feel dated to modern audiences, the film remains a must-see for fans of classic comedy.