Thursday, November 06, 2008

SWNID Predicts: This Will Not Work

MGM has announced that the Farrelly brothers have contracted to make a Three Stooges movie, with yet-to-be-named A-list actors playing the diminutive slapstickers.

We venture the prediction that this movie will not work.

The true, classic Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard) perfected their routines with countless hours of live performance in vaudeville. So in Hollywood studios given miserable scripts and lousy direction, they nevertheless created timeless comedy classics, at least as far as the world's 12-year-old boys are concerned.

No amount of talented writing, clever direction or high-tech special effects can replace the woodshedding that enabled the original Stooges to knock heads and gouge eyes with comic perfection.

We preemptively urge all gentle readers to stay away from this upcoming abomination.


Bryan D said...

I'm disappointed. I expected this post also to be about the upcoming Obama administration with a title like that.

JB in CA said...

Well, it could be, Bryan D, if SWNID's thinking they'll cast Obama, Pelosi, and Reid as Moe, Larry, and Curley.

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

Politics is politics, but the Stooges are important. What's next? Kevin James as Ralph Kramden in a movie version of The Honeymooners?

JB in CA said...

With Tina Fey as Alice?

Martin said...

The Three Stooges - finally something about which we actually agree.

Calus The Great said...

Wasn't there already a terrible remake of the Honeymooners?

KevinAK said...

jb in ca,

The RNC did just that:


There was indeed.Someone called Cedric the Entertainer was Ralph and someone named Mike Epps was Norton

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

Someone made a Honeymooners movie already? Ugh! It's true that nothing's sacred.

At least no one noticed, we guess.