In my opinion, Curly was, to date, the funniest man to ever walk the planet. Bar none.
Oooooohhh, a cordial…
That being said, Shemp could never fill his brother’s shoes. As I gracefully age and continue to watch the Stooges, I come to appreciate Shemp’s work more and more. Of course, brother Sam will never approach brother Jerome’s FQ (funny quotient). But that doesn’t mean Shemp wasn’t funny in his own right.
I think that’s why so many people hate (or at least dislike) the Shemp shorts. They’re comparing Shemp’s work to Curly’s and it just doesn’t rate. However, it’s still very, very funny. It’s kinda like saying “Jeff Beck ain’t as good as Eric Clapton, so he sucks…”
Joe Besser == Look up annoying in the dictionary, there’s a picture of Joe Besser.
Curly Joe DeRita == Sorry, just not funny.
Personally, I’m also a big Moe fan. I find Moe just a hair behind Curly in the FQ department.
Why you! Remind me to kill you later.
I’ll make a note of it.
President of the Vernon Dent fan club.