Top Ten Three Stooges Episodes

The Three Stooges are the greatest comedy team of all time but it is really, really hard to pick out their best.

The Top Ten Three Stooges Episodes

1 Disorder In The Court

This is their most famous episode including their most famous "Take of your hat" scene. -

Brilliant. Raise your right hand.. Take off your hat..

I am 40 and I can still remember every word and still laugh out loud

Lol this was so funny

2 A Plumbing We Will Go

This is also Curly's personal favorite -

I think this was the funniest episode because most laughs and the famous scene "This house has sure gone crazy".

This is by far the funiest episode of the Three Stooges! No matter how many times I see this, I crack up histerically. Moe's line - 'Well we had to forget something or we wouldn't be plumbers! And Larry trying to shut off the water by digging a huge hole out on the lawn... "I;ll find this or else". The classic of all is curly in the bathtub surrounding himself with pipes! This episode will live on forever!

Good lord. When Larry's head pokes up out of the middle of the yard, I almost died laughing.

3 Brideless Groom

Shemp at his best

Love Shemp trying to teach a horrible singer and the scene where Moe and Shemp get tangled up in the phone booth.

"'Moe where's your hat." and "Get your hand out of my face. That's not my hand that's your hand. Alright you asked for it." Shemp then bites his own hand.

4 Goof on the Roof

Truly classic goofiness that made the stooges so great. Definitely my favorite.

Last scene is one of the funniest ever

Very funny. One of the best later Era Shemp shorts.

5 No Census, No Feeling

I laughed my ass off at this, especially the revolving door scene.

This one is really lesser known, but it is really funny besides having a LOT of great stunts in it. -

The back and forth with Moe and Larry that results in Moe shrieking and beating on the random man gets me every time!

Moe: "Good evening sir, I'm the census taker. Are you married or happy? "

6 Loco Boy Makes Good

Best pie fight ever

7 They Stooge to Conga

The most violent episode with curly howard! I like this episode as well! I made a YouTube video with a scene!

8 Yes, We Have No Bonanza

I think I wet myself laughing to this episode.

9 An Ache In Every Stake

One of Curly's best, if not the best. Relaying the ice up the stairs. Stuffing the turkey, dancing with the spring attached to his pants. Shaving some ice. It goes on and on.

Best episode ever! I took my kids to the actual stairs from this episode and we recreated the whole scene. It was classic!

10 Ants in the Pantry

Top Shelf Stoogery, the boys bring the pests, then destroy the place
Exterminating them. Almost as good as the Plumbers!

The Contenders

11 Violent is the Word for Curly

Moe, Larry,... CHEESE!
It took a variety of cheeses to calm Curly after he was sparked off
By seeing a mouse. The boys put this to use as pro wrestlers!

12 Hoi Polloi (1935)

The dance class segment 6 minutes in is truly hysterical.

Best ever! These guys were in a class by themselves.

Classic short pitting the guys vs high society... Of note, Curly's comment during the dancing lesson: "It ain't the dippin', it's the countin' that's got me..

13 Sing a Song of Six Pants

If you don, t think punching each other is not funny, then why did you watch tis episode, and why are you on here? Of course there stupid, that whats the word stooge means. Do you suffer under the idea what is on film is real? That's why it's funny, theny never get bruised, and what don't you understand about pressing a guys pants? The stooges did it while he was still in them, that's why there stooges, and that's why it's funny. pure escape, and no one dies, and woman and children are never hurt.

I think that hitting and punching each other is NOT funny! It these things happen in real life, there would be lawsuits and more violence. We have enough. Take off the stooges. They are terrible. And this episode is STUPID. Pressing a guy's pants is ignorant and dumb! Who wrote this crap?

The glue in Moe's eye and the ensuing removal are hilarious!

14 Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise

Best line ever from Curly β€œHey look, we’re all about to be killed.”

15 Dizzy Pilots

Moe getting covered in a rubber suit is just classic...

Moe pulling Curly from the plane: "Hey, you nitwit. Don't saw the wings. You saw the garage. "
Curly: "I SEE the garage but I don't SAW the garage. You are speaking incorrectly. You are mortering the King's engrisshh. Et Cetra. See? Saw? See? Saw? "

16 Grips, Grunts and Groans

Give me a drink!

Great episode one of the funniest ever also Uncivil Warriors and Hoi Polloi

17 Malice in the Palace

The cat and dog scene still has me in tears from laughing. Showed my 11 year old who never heard of the 3 Stooges and he absolutely loved it!

Needs to be in top 10, somehow!

18 Boobs in Arms

All time favourite episode, especially the greeting card gag early in the film.

best one

19 Cash and Carry

When the motor is falling from the sky after attempting to crank it over, Moe says to Curley who fails to catch it.."If you had an ounce of initiative you would have caught it! "...
And. When there in the house looking for the wall (walla walla on the map! ) were captain kids kid hid his treasure, Curley yells "fore" and the sledge hammer he swings go through the wall and hits mo on the other side" perfect timing. this one has it all snappy lines and psychical mahem.

20 Higher Than A Kite

Their is actually nothing that makes me realize the mindless WORSHIP that Hitler recieved from the Nazis. And it is a comedy! -

21 Booby Dupes
22 Slippery Silks
23 Oil's Well That Ends Well
24 Three Smart Saps

This is the greatest Three Stooges short if for nothing else than this immortal exchange:

Tall Female Dancer: Do you rumba?
Curly: Only when I drink a bicarbonate.. Nyuk nyuk nyuk

25 You Nazty Spy!

This one comes before "I'll Never Heil Again" and has the first American portrayal of Hitler ever done by Moe. -

26 Half Wits Holiday
27 Movie Maniacs
28 For Crimin' Out Loud
29 No Dough Boys
30 Idiot's Deluxe

I second your opinion on the black guy. Funniest scene ever.

Hold that Lion with Shemp was my all time favorite. The look on the black guy shining shoes when he dips the lions tail in shoe polish is Priceless!

Moe is great in this. Also one of Curleys last great ones before he started to get sick.

31 We Want Our Mummy

A CLASSIC! Plus, some of the gags in this clearly inspired certain scenes in Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

King rootin tootin and queen hotsie totsie. classic 3 stooges spoof on king tutencamen. always comical when the boys are running from monsters or goons

32 Three Little Beers

This is the famous short where the Stooges demolish a golf course in great fashion! The famous, "Press...Press...Pull" gag makes its appearance, as does Moe's, "So's your old man! " line. Too many site gags and lines to remember. A great short all around.

I have the box set and this is the funniest one I've seen

33 I'll Never Heil Again

This one made Moe's great portrayal of Hitler famous. -

34 Crash Goes The Hash
35 Punch Drunks

My favorite short showcasing Larry on the violin

K.O. Stataverius... Pop goes the Weasel!

36 Beer Barrel Polecats

easy top 5

37 Men in Black


Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard, The boys are surgeons.

38 Dutiful But Dumb

One of the best bits with the oyster stew

Curly and the oyster! Classic

Love this episode.

39 In the Sweet Pie and Pie

Greatest pie fight I have ever seen. Should be in the top ten.

Great pie fight

40 Spook Louder
41 Pardon My Backfire
42 Outer Space Jitters
43 Three Little Pirates

Laughed my ass off

Curley as Maharaja is priceless. "Maha" "Aha" This was Curley's last film excluding a cameo in one future film.

44 Half Shot Shooters
45 I Can Hardly Wait


It is a very funny short movie! I loved it! I giving it a 10 out of 10.
It is about Moe and Larry try to get Curly to sleep while he's got a toothache.
My favourite bit in this short is when Curly climbs down and up on Moe and Larry's faces and when Curly accidentally threw a bomb in his pants and it blew up.

46 How High Is Up?

The scene where Moe and Larry are removing a sweater from Curly's body is worth the price of admission.

Stupid funny

47 Who Done It?

Underrated short

48 Pardon My Scotch

A crack up as the boys make "volcanic" homemade scotch which ends up being a real "blast".

How is this at 51? , should be in the top few easily

My personal favorite where you laugh for 4 mins non stop when they TRy to install a door! Laugh out loud x's 1,000,000

49 Dizzy Doctors
50 Nutty but Nice
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