I don’t remember anyone asking for this movie, but it’s been thrust upon us anyway.

Behold, the first trailer for The Three Stooges starring Will Sasso, Sean Hayes and Chris Diamantopoulos as Curly, Larry and Moe.

Left on a nun’s doorstep, Larry, Curly and Moe grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure. Out to save their childhood home, only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot…while also stumbling into starring in a phenomenally successful TV reality show.

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. December 7, 2011 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    I’ll admit to laughing a couple times during the trailer. At least they didn’t try to smarten it up…Maybe I’ll catch it when it hits cable.

  2. December 7, 2011 at 12:57 pm — Reply

    At the start I thought, “Wow, this does not look good.” Then they put the Snookie from the Jersey Shore in there and now I think, “Wow, why did they even make this?”
    Let us all make a pact to not go see this.

    • December 7, 2011 at 4:04 pm — Reply

      Thats not just Snooki. But JWoww and Sammi as well….

      Ok, time to kill myself.

  3. December 7, 2011 at 12:57 pm — Reply

    I think… possibly… I might have to go see this. I wasn’t sure, but the trailer might have sold me.

  4. Mighty Mack
    December 7, 2011 at 1:36 pm — Reply

    I have no idea why I laughed so hard. Are the Stooges that powerful? The premise looks just as silly as Old Dogs or Wild Hogs, and yet I actually want to go see this. Plus, that’s probably my favorite appearance of Snooki ever.

  5. December 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm — Reply

    If this helps introduce a new generation to something as classic as the Three Stooges, then I’m all for it. Plus, it didn’t look half bad. I’m happy with this.

  6. December 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm — Reply


    So that happened.

  7. Belmont
    December 7, 2011 at 2:51 pm — Reply

    It’s a very pale copy of the original Three Stooges. I won’t be going to see this movie in theater or dvd……

  8. TaZ
    December 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm — Reply

    As funny as the lobster in the pants gag was they would have been better to have done it in the same time frame as the originals. Thank God I’m not Catholic or I would have felt guilty oogling the nun in the bikini.

  9. LemmyCaution
    December 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    Looks horrible. BUT that Chris Diamantopoulos seems to be doing a very good Curly. I might watch it on cable to see him.

    • Damascus
      December 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm — Reply

      Will Sasso is the guy playing Curly, but yeah I agree, he has the mannerisms and sounds down pretty good.

  10. Dboy Mugg
    December 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm — Reply

    Just like Hollywoods terrible attempt at the Little Rascals, Im pretty sure this will miss the mark completely as well. Although the few seconds of Sophia Vergera did make me happy.

    • Damascus
      December 11, 2011 at 6:02 pm — Reply

      I’ll disagree with you on one point. I was something like 11 years old when The Little Rascals came out and I liked the movie quite a bit back then. That movie was definitely aimed at younger kids and I think it was successful in doing so. I do kind of want to see this movie, but I won’t pay full price to see it, maybe at the dollar theater or something. I’m not a huge fan of what I’m seeing with Moe, but Larry and Curly look great.

  11. December 8, 2011 at 3:32 am — Reply

    Is the plan to remake Chaplin next? Seriously though…seriously!!!! I think I’m still in shock of taking something so great from my childhood and manhandling it in dark alley prison style. Thanks Hollywood. Way to go.

  12. Mark
    December 8, 2011 at 5:18 am — Reply

    Based on this trailer, it actually seemed a lot like the slapstick humor I remember from the Stooges. And the actors seemed to do a good job with their roles. I’m pleasantly surprised. :)

  13. December 8, 2011 at 12:31 pm — Reply

    I guess I don’t understand the need to make a Three Stooges movie that doesn’t the actual three stooges. While several people cycled through the routine, the “Three Stooges” was a vaudeville act that turned into a film career for the men who created those characters and wrote those scripts. While I don’t have a problem with remakes, this feels more akin to robbery.

    It would be like a stand-up comic going, “there haven’t been in George Carlin jokes told in a while, I’ll do his act! People will love it!”

    Why not create your own team of idiots to tell stories with? Why make actors play actors playing parts in a movie?

    • December 8, 2011 at 2:34 pm — Reply

      It would be like a stand-up comic going, “there haven’t been in George Carlin jokes told in a while, I’ll do his act! People will love it!”

      Be careful – Matthew does read these comments and may take offense ;)

      • December 8, 2011 at 6:27 pm — Reply

        I don’t do George Carlin’s act. I quote the master out of respect. Jackwagon… :)

    • Damascus
      December 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm — Reply

      It introduces the characters to a new audience and brings the brand back to the forefront, how successfully is up in the air. Plus maybe it’ll give their families some money, more than they’re probably getting from all the double-disc Stooges movies you can find in the $5.00 bin, of which I have a couple.

  14. gilberto nieves
    December 8, 2011 at 10:30 pm — Reply

    looks way better than the time hollywood butched the honeymooners with that crap version. that i refuse to watch… ever.

  15. Oldcomicfan
    December 9, 2011 at 6:52 am — Reply

    Er…. didn’t somebody already make a fake three stooges movies just a few years back? Didn’t it tank? Doesn’t anybody realized what a stupid idea this is? Why not just go watch a real 3 Stooges movie? Making a stooges movie without the real stooges would be like a studio announcing they were going to make a new John Wayne movie with Will Farrell playing John Wayne. Or Congress trying to make sense.

    • Damascus
      December 11, 2011 at 6:07 pm — Reply

      Except that they just remade a John Wayne movie in True Grit and it was phenomenal. I’m not equating this new Three Stooges to that, just sayin.

      • Belmont
        December 11, 2011 at 7:41 pm — Reply

        Here’s the problem Damascus, a lot of us either grew up watching John Wayne in the theaters or were watching the movies on TV. An actor or actors that we have taken in as the hero or comedians of the silver screen. When a company decides to remake a movie without that actor or actress mostly due to the those actors or actresses who had passed on. That leaves a huge gap. There are very few movies that remakes of them that we can bridge the gap left by the previous actor that done a fantastic job with that character in that movie. The old saying of “that actor has some big boots to fill”. Watch the original True Grit and then watch the new one, that what I’ll try to do to see if that gap can be bridged. A good example to think of if they did a remake of one of the “Dirty Harry” movies could Hollywood find another actor with the same “caliber” as Clint Eastwood??? Another reason is how Hollywood respects it past movies. With me, when you have Snooki and her group shoveled into a movie like the Three Stooges it tarnishes the legacy for me. I don’t want to pay money to she her prancing on the big screen. When I watched that trailer it was like they mixed the Three Stooges with Benny Hill. It like how Hollywood ruined the Dukes of Hazzard… That in a way is how some of us feel about remakes. Then again “To each his own”.

        • Damascus
          December 11, 2011 at 10:35 pm — Reply

          In most cases I actually agree with you, and even with this movie I agree as well. I don’t think this will be even slightly as good as the original Three Stooges, but I think it will introduce the characters to a younger population and that can be a good outcome of what will probably be a very subpar movie.

          Much like the guys on the site have said on occasion, I had to eventual just get to the point where I realized that just because they’re making a remake of some property that I love, it does not negate the original movies that came before. I spent too much time and energy bashing 2008’s The Day the Earth Stood Still because I love the original and I feel that the remake completely missed the entire message of the first one. I did find a silver lining out of that movie though, it gives people a more recent frame of reference for when I start talking about the original, even if they haven’t seen it.

          Either way, I’m just saying I agree but there is good business (sometimes) in using a pre-existing brand, whether the outcome is horse crap or not.

          • Belmont
            December 12, 2011 at 1:33 pm — Reply

            Thanks for the update Damascus, I was just mostly conveying the side of people who are familiar with the older movies. There maybe other people who are my age & older like the remakes. I do thank you in coming up with the idea that maybe the property needs a breath of fresh air with new viewers, (I forget ideals it’s that whole Sometimers’ disease). I recall some of my friends going to see the new Planet of the Apes movies, (at the time I was short on cash{auto repair bill}), and most of them had seen the original in the theaters when it came out back in the day. They liked the new version. To paraphrase what you stated, the Hollywood’s business venture using an established brand it’s the toss of the coin…….

  16. Dan W
    December 9, 2011 at 6:13 pm — Reply

    Ok I have to admit that I love the stooges, but the only reason I’ll go see this is because of Will Sasso as Curly. It almost looked like curly reincarnated.(Or possession, whatever) Plus I have a 5yr old who loves the stooges and she won’t know the difference.

    • Damascus
      December 11, 2011 at 6:09 pm — Reply

      I like Sasso too. I also wasn’t sure about Jack from Will and Grace as Larry, but when Moe says that Larry’s got a headache and Larry says “No I don’t” and gets cracked on the head with the hammer and responds with “yeah, I feel it comin on”, the delivery was spot on for Larry, I wanted to hate this trailer but that part had me laughing.

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