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Robotic Stooges, The

ALARMING SPIN-OFF of The Three Stooges, featuring giant robots that had the heads of the old black and white slapstickers, plus INSPECTOR GADGET-style protruberances. Even by H-B standards, a hopelessly hare-brained idea.



  1. Richardpd

    October 8, 2023 at 12:07 am

    H-B made 3 series based on old school comedy ensembles.

    As well as this one they also made one based on Abbott & Costello, with Stan Irwin filling on for a by them deceased Abbott, while Costello played himself to earn some money in his twilight years. Plenty of loopy plots far removed from their quick fire routines, so don’t expect any “Who’s On First” style dialogue.

    Both Laurel & Hardy had both passed on by the time of their cartoon, though Stan did give it his blessing at the planning stage.

    It had and entry in the original version of this site, especially as CBBC kept screening it for years whenever they had a 5 minute gap in the schedules & couldn’t locate any Tom & Jerry shorts, so a generation of people probably know it better than their live action material.

  2. Droogie

    October 9, 2023 at 10:57 am

    The cartoon was the first time I became aware of The Stooges. Their short movies weren’t screened much when I was a kid ( I assume for the violence ) though 10th rate Tiswas knock-off The Fun Factory used them as filler. I loved when Channel 4 had afternoon showings, but remember the disappointment when they’d show one of the later shorts featuring Shemp instead of the much funnier Curly.

  3. Richardpd

    October 9, 2023 at 10:24 pm

    The Stooge lineup changed a few times, with the oddest being the “Fake Shemp” made after he died where footage from older shorts were mixed with new material shot with a stand in. This was done to complete a contract for shorts, though the market for them dying out.

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