Boink Boink! Nyuk nyuk nuk! The Three Stooges are back

Apr 19, 2012

(L-R) Actors Sean Hayes, Chris Diamontopoulos and Will Sasso arrive at the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Three Stooges” at Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

For those who have long mourned the end of the Three Stooges franchise, great news. You no longer have to rerun your favorite moments of black-and-white stupidity over and over on your basement VCR after your wife has gone to bed. A new era in Stoogedom has begun, launched by none other than the Farrelly Brothers. Some would say there could not be a better team to carry on the Stooges’ legacy than the one that brought you “Dumb and Dumber,” “Hall Pass” and “There’s Something About Mary.”

Directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly hope that getting their slimmed-down stooges, played by Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopolous, into just the same kind of knuckleheaded trouble as their predecessors will give Stoogeanistas a new lease on life. Have you been jonesing for some good old-fashioned slapstick? Will Gen-Y-ers flock to theaters to guffaw at the lame-brained antics of their grandparents’ era? What is that we love about watching grown men poke each other in the eye?


Peter Farrelly, co-director of “The Three Stooges” with his brother, Bobby Farrelly. The writing, producing and directing team has also helmed “Shallow Hal,” “Kingpin,” and “Dumb & Dumber.”

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