‘Three Stooges’ Online Trailer Is Nonstop Comic Mayhem

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 8:48 pm,

three stooges trailer1 Three Stooges Online Trailer Is Nonstop Comic Mayhem

The Farrelly Brothers’ long-gestating film adaptation of The Three Stooges has always been considered an iffy proposition – even when it was originally set to feature an A-list cast with big names like Jim Carrey, Sean Penn, and Benicio Del Toro all lined up to portray the new incarnations of those famously dim-witted, comically-violent siblings.

Moviegoers weren’t exactly blown away by the official Three Stooges trailer, mostly due to ill-conceived elements like an appearance by Snooki from Jersey Shore. It would appear that the Three Stooges marketing team has taken those criticisms to heart, seeing how the film’s new online trailer throws out the pop-cult gags (like swimsuit supermodel Kate Upton’s cameo as a sexy nun) and instead features nothing but nonstop Stooges slapstick madness.

Check out the official synopsis for The Three Stooges, followed by the second trailer:

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.


Three Stooges stars comedic actors Chris Diamantopoulos (American Dad!), Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), and Will Sasso (MADtv) as the titular trio that is Moe, Larry, and Curly, respectively. As you can see from the new trailer, they’ve certainly got the looks and mannerisms of the original Stooges down quite pat. Whether or not the new Stooges also possess their predecessors’ sense of comedic timing and charming screen presence… well, that matter is up for debate (though we’re guessing most people’s answer is “no”).

While the Farrellys appear to have done a solid job of imitating the original Stooges’ brand of humor (right down to the elaborate cartoon sound effects), it doesn’t seem that they’ve proven so successful at integrating that old-fashioned comedy style into a modern setting. It’s partly for that reason that one has to wonder if the Three Stooges can manage to please either newcomers or fans of the original comedy team.

The Three Stooges opens in theaters around the U.S. on April 13th, 2012 – so we’ll get a definite answer to that question soon enough.


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  1. ok that was annoying

    • Yeah It was. I can’t say I found much of that funny. I do like watching people get hurt, but this was just annoying.

  2. I’ll say it again…often imitated, never duplicated.

  3. The trailer didn’t work for me so I had to look elsewhere. This movie is gonna get Sooo much hate, It’s not that bad. Especially If people aren’t familiar with the Strooges. I hope it does well(But I doubt it. Alot of unnecessary hate) cuz I like what I see so far…

  4. Ok, I laughed! I have tried not to like because I love the originals and was appalled at the money grab the studios are making on this.

    But, the lobster down the pants got me.

    I’ll check it out.

    Besides, the world could use a few nyuck-nyuck’s.

    • Just another guy with the crabs….

  5. I think it looks like fun.

  6. One of those movies to wait for when it ends up being Free at the Library. And I have a weekend of nothing else on TV. And nothing to read, And no work to do, and any other excuse.

  7. FABULOUS! I had to watch it THREE TIMES just to make sure it wasn’t REALLY Moe, Larry and Curly.

    IMPECCABLE timing, and true-to-form performances.

    I’ll be there.

    Look at the grouse!

  8. As someone who has been a Stooges fan since I was a very young girl (my dad and me had Stooges nights back when it was on channel 50 every night here in Chicago) I laughed my bum off during that entire trailer. It’s imitated, but I don’t care! All comedy movies now-a-days are just dirty humor and awkward acting, it feels good for once to just have silly slapstick humor back in the theaters. I will DEFINITELY be seeing this, and even if I didn’t want to I’m sure my father will be dragging me :) I can’t wait!

  9. Gotta admit, these actors do look the part. The kids today probably would enjoy it. But I’ll stick with the originals. :)

  10. The Lobster in the Pants cracked me up. THAT was funny. I might check the movie out, good way to kill a couple of hours.

  11. Well I thought it was funny as hell. I’m in.

  12. This just looks like fun. It won’t be amazing by any means, but still looks like a good night out at the movies.

  13. Better than the last trailer. The lobster thing didn’t get me but I was impressed with the eye poking choreography. Maybe I’ll see it on DVD.

  14. I don’t think “A” listers would’ve ever done this. What’s with the poor extra directing. They’re standing around looking at the camera.

  15. I think I found the ULTIMATE scale for Stoogeness…
    Watch it with the sound off…
    They nailed it!

  16. I’ll admit, this looks better than I first thought. Probably wont see this in theaters (unless I hear good things) but I will see this on DVD.

  17. Just hold hands you love birds and watch the movie because King Rootin-Tootin says so. “nuck nuck nuck”‘woob woob woob woob” Mo Larry CHEESE!

  18. It definitely has the spirit of the original, but looks too unfunny compared to it also.

  19. Not the Stooges, but a pretty good homage in my estimation.
    Our correspondent nailed it when he said that it was a risky venture from the outset. As a 50+ year fan of the boys, I hope this movie does well…let’s face it: the hardcore Stooge geeks are gonna hate on it no matter what (they already are, not even having seen the flick).
    I think that the care that went into trying to get it right shows, and reflects well on the producers, the directors, and the cast. If the whole movie maintains the spirit and energy of the trailer, then they “done good”.
    A blockbuster? Not likely…but artistically, I think that they’ve come up with a decent tribute.

  20. This bad.

    Hunger Games is the worst tho.

  21. well that was awkward….

    i hope that these three comedians realized that they cannot simply do the same sort of comedy that appealed to audiences back when the three stooges first hit it big….

    if they somehow manage to update yet at the same time stay true to the original that would be choice…(but wouldn’t that be true for all remakes/reboots we get nowadays?) haha

  22. I don’t get the hate because this movie looks HYSTERICAL! Plus Sofia Vergara! I will be seeing this because this looks like a great tribute to the Stooges. Sasso has Curly down pat!

  23. I said this originally…….I thought they did an excellent job at matching the original look of the actors and even the mannerisms……but……this property should have remained in the nostalgia bin. They were a comedy team suited for a different era and “updating” them was, imho, not paying the original group any compliments. If you want to do a comedy movie find your own damn unique comedic legs and stop using the past as a crutch.

  24. Now this looks mildly entertaining in a dorky way. I almost forgot it was coming out. I think I will put it on my Netflix list!

  25. I showed this trailer to my father, who grew up watching the Stooges. He hated it. Then I showed it to my ten year old son, who thought it was funny. I guess it’s a generation thing. I’m on the fence about it. While I feel the slapstick is performed well, it’s the updating that worries me. A half-naked nun in the first trailer, calling their schtick dumba$$, plus a lobster down the pants, which may be funny to today’s moviegoer, takes the Stooges in a comedic direction they didn’t go in (as far as I know). If people find it funny, I have no problem with that, but I feel it somewhat tarnishes the original style of the comedic group. Still, I can’t fully judge until I see the film, and if the film can garner a new generation of Stooges fans, then that must be good, right?

  26. I’m Croatian, never watched the original 3 stooges but heard of it. This looked amazingly stupid and unfunny, and it looks the type of humor only preschoolers will find amusing.

  27. I’m kind of iffy about it still but I will probably go see it in theaters and take my dad for his birthday. He loves the Stooges and has loads of collectables

  28. GOD help me … i found this funny. I will have to go see it now.