Once a 'Stooge' always a 'Stooge,' right? Well, not always.
I was never a fan of the Three Stooges; I think they were more of a guy thing. That’s not to say that I didn’t have a few favorite episodes including We Want Our Mummy, where The Stooges trek to Cairo to rescue a kidnapped professor and return a priceless mummy, a case that may take them a while to wrap up or Punch Drunk where Moe is a boxing promoter looking for a good fighter. The Stooges Pull a Tooth is pretty funny, too ...
And like most folks, I do have a favorite Stooge; it’s Curly because he was so sweet, loveable and was always the scapegoat for cruel Moe’s, finger-poking, nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing during their many knuckleheaded misadventures.
The newest version directed by the Farrelly Brothers stars Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso. The comedy centers around these new Stooges trying to save their childhood orphanage. Moe, Larry, and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show.
It looks like most critics aren't giving the film glowing reports, so I am wondering if Hollywood should have left well enough alone and let us relish in the classic re-runs of the original Three Stooges?
What do you think? New or the originals?