The staff here at Buffet o’ Blog all recently saw The 3 Stooges movie. With us being all guys, we thought the movie was awesome. It could’ve done without the woman dressing immodestly — there was no need for trashiness. Overall, we thought it was very funny and mostly true to the original series. However, somehow the movie concluded without there being a food fight. I don’t get it. Such a scene was all setup at one point, and we all thought it was coming, but it never happened. Were the directors trying to psyche us out, or did they just forget?
Anyway, this isn’t just a review of the movie. I got to thinking about a further application of something that happened in the movie. (Mini-spoiler alert.) When Moe went to be on the reality TV show Jersey Shore, that was hilarious. None of us watch Jersey Shore (do I even need to explain why?), but we all joked that it might be worth watching if someone like Moe was actually on the show. (Well, I still wouldn’t watch that show because of all the immorality, but follow the idea.) There are many shows that could benefit from the addition of The 3 Stooges. The most obvious application is a parody movie involving them (or a reasonable facsimile) inserted into scenes reminiscent of other movies and/or TV shows. But the concept could be expanded to all kinds of television shows.
I realize there are legal complications with this idea, but that’s for lawyers to iron out. The point is, this idea would make many TV shows and movies more interesting, and you’d get more men to watch, which makes more money, so it’s a win-win situation. Add The 3 Stooges to a chick flick, and it would become a romantic comedy that’s actually funny. (Although the idea might not resonate well with women — some women find their brand of humor repulsive. I don’t understand… wait, I already said that.) 🙂 Regardless of the gender culture gap, this could help many shows.
The next time you watch TV, imagine how the inclusion of The 3 Stooges would impact what you’re watching. And if you want to take the idea even further, check out our post on how to make any movie awesome. This idea fits in perfectly with that concept. In fact, combine both ideas — take any show or movie, add the 3 Stooges, plus ninjas, car chases, wrecks, military-grade weapons, explosions, epic fight scenes, Chuck Norris, Jackie Chan, Mr. T, Buford T. Justice, Rosco P. Coltrane, etc., and it would be awesome beyond description. (We should definitely be directing movies!)