Title: Hoofs and Goofs
Short Number: 175
Release Date: January 31, 1957
Running Time: 15:27
“Are you okay Mr. Dinklespiel?!” “Yeah… I fell on my head.”
(Moe and Benny Rubin)
Although the Stooges’ sister, Birdie, has been dead more than a year, Joe will not let her memory fade. He studies reincarnation, thinking someday Birdie might return. While walking the streets, Joe hears Birdie’s voice coming from a horse. The Stooges are delighted to find their reincarnated sister and take her home to celebrate. They spend the rest of the time hiding her from their landlord (Mr. Dinkelspiel). The key gag is that she makes uncles out of the Stooges.
Cast & Crew
|Directed by||Jules White|
|Produced by||Jules White|
|Written by||Felix Adler|
Tony the Wonder Horse
|Edited by||Harold White|
- Hoofs and Goofs was the first Three Stooges short featuring Joe Besser as the third Stooge
- According to Besser’s autobiography Not Just a Stooge, Besser spoke to Moe shortly before filming to convey his condolences over the death of Shemp Howard the year before. Joe and Shemp had been good friends.
- The film’s original ending was to have the Stooges’ sister, Bertie, hit Joe with a rolling pin. However, due to his not wanting to be hit in the head with a solid prop, it was changed to a casserole.
- Filming was completed April 18–20, 1956.