The kings of corporal-punishment comedy are at their slaphappy best in these two shorts featuring Shemp Howard. For those who don't know, the most popular of the Stooges was Curly Howard, but he was forced to retire in 1947 due to a series of strokes. That's when Shemp rejoined the team. So if you're looking for Curly's "nyuk nyuk nyuk," you should check out the DVD of Curly Classics
. For those of you who are still around, here's the scoop. In Sing a Song of Six Pants
, the boys are tailors up to their eyeballs in debt to the Skin & Flint Company. But when a fugitive burglar leaves a suit with a safe combination in the pocket, they think they can collect the reward and their troubles are over. But of course they're only beginning. In Brideless Groom
, Shemp has seven hours to get married if he wants to inherit $500,000. But who'd want to marry Shemp? You'll find out. Now, Madacy Entertainment presses these discs on the cheap, see. That's how they keep the price down. So don't be looking for visual splendor. Well, whaddaya expect--an epic, maybe? Yer wrong, quizkid! Come here... [slap! boink!
] --Jim Gay