HEAVENLY DAZE (1948)
Article #986 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 11-25-2003
Posting Date: 4-23-2004
Directed by Jules White
Featuring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
A dead man hoping to get into heaven can only get there if he goes back to earth and manages to reform his two friends.
Well, this one has an unusual plot for a Three Stooges short. Usually, they don’t have plots; just a series of gags around a certain theme. So how does Shemp reform his brothers? He does it by slapping them upside their heads, punching them in their stomachs, and sticking pins in their rear ends….wait a second, it just occurred to me that this one doesn’t have a plot either. As a side item, the boys test out a new invention; a pen that can write under whipped cream. It’s mostly notable for giving Shemp the opportunity to torment Moe without Moe being able to get revenge, that is until…well, you don’t want me to give away the plot twist, do you? Wait—how can you have a plot twist without a plot?
Sometimes it’s best to just not think about these things.