SCRAMBLED BRAINS (1951)
Article #1737 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 12-16-2005
Posting Date: 5-15-2006
Directed by Jules White
Featuring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard
Moe and Larry care for Shemp, who is suffering from hallucinations.
The fantastic content in this Three Stooges short is probably the bizarre hallucinations Shemp has. In particular, a sequence where Shemp is playing the piano only to discover he’s sprouting extra hands belongs to the realm of fantasy. Not only does it have some nifty special effects, but It’s also one of the two funniest scenes in the short. The other is a sequence where the Stooges get stuck in a phone booth along with Vernon Dent and his bag of groceries. The short also features Stooge regular Emil Sitka as a doctor who suspects that Shemp may be pregnant. Quite frankly, this is one of the most amusing shorts I’ve seen by the Three Stooges.