‘Lost Stooges’ DVD Review

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on December 29, 2011

The Lost Stooges
DVD (made-to-order @wbshop.com, $14.95)

Now available on DVD, this hour-long TV documentary from 1990 explores the early years of the comedy trio that would soon graduate from comedian Ted Healy's silly sidemen to the slapstick superstars known as The Three Stooges. Hosted by movie expert Leonard Maltin and focused on Moe, Larry and Curly's work for MGM Studios in the early 1930s, it includes the origins of some of their signature shtick (including Curly's "Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk"), rare clips of their feature-film work as supporting players before doing the theatrical shorts for which they'd become famous, and a full version of "Beer and Pretzels," a rarely seen 20-minute musical comedy from 1933 in which they play wacky waiters.

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