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Idle Roomers
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Release Date

July 15, 1944

Directed by

Del Lord

Written by

Del Lord
Elwood Ullman

Produced by

Hugh McCollum

Preceded by

The Yoke's On Me

Followed by

Gents Without Cents

Idle Roomers is the 80th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Cast[]

Plot[]

The Stooges are bellhops at Hotel Snazzy Plaza, and pound each other in order to get some face time with an attractive woman. Unfortunately, she has a mean-tempered husband who happens to excel in knife throwing. The husband is also secretly importing Lupe the Wolf Man who goes berserk when he hears music. Later on, when Curly is cleaning their room, he snaps on the radio, and the wolf man goes on the rampage.

Notes[]

  • The title Idle Roomers is a pun on "idle rumors." The plot device of bellhops pursuing the affections of an attractive female hotel guest would be used in the 1953 Woody Woodpecker cartoon Belle Boys.
  • This episode, Idle Roomers, marked the first appearance of Stooge co-star Christine McIntyre who would predominantly worked with the team during the Shemp Howard era. She has appeared in many Three Stooges episodes and appears in Curly, Shemp, and Joe episodes with Moe and Larry.

Video[]

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The Three Stooges S11E04 Idle Roomers


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