The Marx Brothers or The Three Stooges?

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  1. peterfonda

    peterfonda Well-Known Member

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    Who was funnier?
     
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    i'm kind of an arwurd, so the three stooges for me.
     
  3. Senator Rick

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    Toss-up for me.

    I love The Marx Brothers and Groucho's later talk show appearances -especially his 3 or 4 solo shows with Dick Cavett in the '70s-but there is something so weird and incongruous about three guys going through what appears to be arrested adolescence that they never fail to crack me up.

    The Three Stooges (up to and including Shemp) are so terrifically ridiculous and stupid that I find them hilarious and nobody stops in the middle of hijinks to play the piano or pluck a harp.


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    hipsters will say Marx Brothers but the Stooges is clearly the correct answer
     
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    Three Stooges, hands down. The Marx Brothers, whilst brilliant in their own right, just aren't as funny as a Stooge short.
     
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    Different comedy styles so a comparison is harder. 3S were heavy slapstick lite esoteric humor where MB were lite slapstick heavy esoteric humor. In their prime both had me in stitches. A Day at the Races and A night in Casablanca were two of the funniest movies ever made.
     
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    They were great, no doubt.
    But my favorite Marx Bros film is Animal Crackers:

    [video=youtube;5BMtqqHRvB8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BMtqqHRvB8[/video]
     
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    both
     
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    That was another classic too. It was the offhand remarks that always made me laugh at the MB.
     
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    I will always put the Stooges at #1 but the Marx Brothers are a close second. As a kid though I loved the Little Rascals over both the stooges and marx bros.
     
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    Oh, and supposedly Chico Marx had a huge cock.
     
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    damn thats a tough one for me...

    honestly to me its apples vs oranges...

    The Marx Brothers would spit out joke after joke sometimes a dozen in a min while it was set up and slapstick for the 3 Stooges

    I refuse to pick one over the other
     
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    Abbott and Costello.
     
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    Negs for trying to be clever and failing miserably.
     
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    If I hadda choose, I'd say the Stooges were more fun to watch. The MB's had three or four decent movies (especially Duck Soup) but really it was all Groucho. He was subversive and ahead of his time while Harpo and Chico (and, oy, Zeppo) with their style of humor (mime and off-the-boat Italian bashing) haven't aged as well.

    The Stooges were just so fucking weird.
     
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    Laurel and Hardy.
     
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    Gotta be the Stooges. This is a headstone in Metuchen, NJ:
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    Looks like a bird shit in poor Moe's mouth.
     
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    I love them both but other than the fact they were both comedy teams from the 30s/40s there is very few similarities.

    On one hand as a child I grew up watching the Stooges and love their shows. Slapstick also never goes out of style.

    On the other hand the stooges never did a full length feature film, let alone a film a brilliant as ducks soup.

    I guess IU'll be a pussy and say it's a toss up
     
  19. j shmuck

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    "Will you be able to put a roof over my head?

    "No but how about a rufus"

    I completely butchered that line but its amazing how they snuck that oral sex joke pass the censors of the 1930s.

    Hell the whole opening spiel of insults he spits out at the beginning of duck soup are probably play on words to fast paced and over the head for today's kids
     
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    The like the Jewish ones.: oy:
     
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