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Nyuk-Nyuk-Nyuk! 3 Free Places to Stream The Three Stooges
Before I point out a trio of great places to stream The Three Stooges, I thought we’d talk about the comedy trio’s place in our current entertainment world!
Over the past decade or so, the amount of video content that’s being produced has grown exponentially, with the advent of YouTube and video streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. Unfortunately, that seems to have pushed a lot of great content from the early part of the 20th century out of our consciousness.
In the ‘80s, when there was just Cable TV and VCRs (with video rental stores), there wasn’t a ton of available content.
So a lot of TV stations used to play “The Little Rascals,” “Abbott and Costello” and “The Three Stooges,” which turned out to be great entertainment for kids.
Since we didn’t have a Cartoon Network to enjoy, there weren’t cartoons and children’s content available at all times of the day. But before and after school, we could usually find “The Three Stooges” and “The Little Rascals,” mixed in with cartoons, like “The Flintstones” and Bugs Bunny.
Unfortunately, those shows and cartoons are pretty much buried now, several decades after their creation, and just a few decades after they remained hugely popular. New content has overtaken it like a steamroller, and it’s really an unfortunate situation, considering the quality.
3 Sites That Allow You to Stream The Three Stooges Free
“The Three Stooges” had several iterations, but it was mostly all about Moe, Larry and Curly, with the Shemp episodes getting a barely passing grade. Pretty much everything after that was worthless, in my opinion. These links, however, should give you a great mix of their shows, which started as a vaudeville act in the mid-1920s.
One interesting note about the comedy trio is that Shemp was actually with the team first, filming the movie, “Soup to Nuts,” but his brother Curly replaced him after Shemp left for a solo career.
While you need a Hulu Plus subscription to watch a lot of the best content on Hulu, you don’t need a subscription to steam The Three Stooges. Here are the four episodes available to watch on Hulu:
- Brideless Groom (Shemp)
- Disorder in the Court (Curly)
- Malice in the Palace (Curly)
- Sing a Song of Six Pants (Shemp)
While there aren’t a ton of episodes available, one can certainly get a great sampling from this group of videos – which will take you a little over an hour to watch all four short episodes.
Apparently, since “The Three Stooges” is basically public domain, people are allowed to upload these videos to places like DailyMotion.com. You can stream The Three Stooges here, for the following episodes:
- Three Little Sew and Sews
- Flat Foot Stooges
- Ants in the Pantry
- Goofs and Saddles
- Cookoo Cavaliers
- Disorder in the Court
- Dozens of other episodes.
- Movie Maniacs
Actually, if you go to this playlist, you’ll find you can stream The Three Stooges to your heart’s content! This site shows about 3.5 billion videos each month, with over 300 million users worldwide, competing only with YouTube.
The Three Stooges – Three Little Sew And Sews… by herbert-hueller
This is the Internet Archive Lending Library that’s mostly used for ebooks that have fallen out of copyright. These videos have been uploaded to public domain, which is like a Creative Commons license. You can stream The Three Stooges, as well as many other classic cartoons and newsreels. Here are the four episodes available to stream for free:
- Disorder In The Court
- Brideless Groom
- Sing A Song Of Six Pants
- Malice In The Palace
The quality is a little grainy, unfortunately, but the sound is fine, and the great physical comedy still rings true!
Now that you can stream The Three Stooges, you’ll be able to find out if their humor is right for you! Not everyone loves their slapstick comedy, but you’ll find that out quickly after watching even a handful of episodes!