Larry, Moe & Curly look anything but worried because they don’t have triskaidekaphobia, which is a fear of the number 13. By the by, today is the 13th. Coincidentally, if you add the letters from their first names, you have 13 letters.
It is Friday the 13th, but The Three Stooges never suffered from triskaidekaphobia or paraskevidekatriaphobia. They are not afraid of the number 13 nor have any fear of Friday the 13th. After all, they vanquished ghosts, monsters, a cyclops and other assorted devilish and scary characters.
The Three Stooges made movies, some feature length, and some shorts. Regardless of length, they are movies. They also are the absolute masters of slapstick and the masters of mirth, merriment, and mayhem. Why you could almost describe them as maniacal. So we find this to be another bit of coincidence: The 13th of their Columbia shorts was entitled Movie Maniacs!
The Boys run a studio in this short and is their only ‘back lot’ short that actually takes place in Hollywood. All other ‘movie making’ shorts take place in faraway locations. The irony and real fun of this short is that the Stooges, although in control, actually ruin the movie being made and the whole studio by being…Stooges. This is another instance that demonstrates the remarkable comedic abilities of The Three Stooges.
Here’s The Cure If Friday The 13th Bothers You
So if you have any trepidation about Friday the 13th, what better way to relax than watching The Three Stooges do what they do best: Make you laugh!
Although they look like something The Boys would have concocted, triskaidekaphobia and paraskevidekatriaphobia are real words. We figured out how to spell them. You can tackle how to pronounce them! Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk!