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"We must throw off the yoke of monarchy, and make our country safe for hypocrisy!" - Moe (YOU NAZTY SPY!, 1940)

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Average Rating:     [9.27/10]   17 votes


The Stooges are "used chariot" salesmen in ancient Egypt, and try to gyp a customer who turns out to be the captain of the Pharaoh's guard. He drags them to the palace to demand their execution, but the boys become royal chamberlains instead, when Shemp cures the Pharaoh's toothache. Enjoying their new duties, the Stooges overhear a conversation between the Captain and a corrupt tax collector, and discover a plot to steal the Pharaoh's gold!

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Moe, Larry and Shemp
Release Date
November 04, 1948
Production Type
Short Subject
16 min.
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Production Notes   (2)
Prod. No.:   4105
Shooting Days:   4 days   From: 1947-08-19   To: 1947-08-22

Stooge Mayhem   (Avg. 1.00)
Face Slaps: 4 Eye Pokes: 0 Head Bonks: 0 Pastry Thrown: 0

Stooge Quotes   (3)
  • "I'm Honest Moe, that's Honest Shemp and that's......well that's Larry."

  • "Some perfume, sister. What brand do you use?" "Sphinx." "I know, but what brand do you use?"
    (Shemp & Jean Spangler)

  • "Whatta we do if he gets a toothache again?" "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it."
    (Larry & Shemp)

Stooge Goofs   (2)
  • Rubber Chariot Wheels
    In the opening scenes where Moe, Larry and Shemp are preparing a chariot for sale, an unsuspecting customer arrives. They spend awhile trying to sell him the used chariot. In all these scenes, the chariot has vulcanized rubber-and-inner-tube tires!(Maybe NOT a goof, but definitely a direct SPOOF of Egyptian technology ... there is even a reference to so-called modern technology when Shemp says, "Hey Moe, I think this tire needs a recap". To which Moe replies, "So does your head! [bonk!]".)

  • Where Did the Sword Come From?
    When the two guards are shoving their swords into the basket that Moe and Larry are hiding in, in one shot inside the basket we see a sword comes through on Moe's left side, but Moe's left side of the basket was up against the wall.

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Stooge Trivia   (1)
  • This was the only short in the first three Shemp seasons that was not remade.
    Source: MUMMY'S DUMMIES (1948)
    Added by MR77100 on 2009-04-18 12:49:18
    Status: Confirmed

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Fan Reviews   (7)
Posted 2013-04-26 23:56:55 by Dean Gonga

One of my favorite Shemp shorts. "They went that a way and that aint no bull!"

Reviewer's Rating: (10)
Posted 2013-04-20 14:30:53 by Shemp_Diesel

Pretty good Shemp short set in Ancient Egypt & the only Shemp film from the late 40s that was not remade in the 50s. Dee Green makes her final appearance in a Three Stooges comedy. A shame, since she was such a great target of Shemp's zingers.

Reviewer's Rating: (7)
Posted 2004-01-16 23:01:00 by Justin T
Edited 2007-06-27 19:25:22 by Justin T
Great Shemp short, one of my favorites. I love it when they try and pull the King's Tooth, and their living it up with the slave girls is a hoot. Great use of the "Point To the Right" gag and an excellent chase between the Stooges and the corrupt Futamon and Rhadames. Shemp pretending to be a mummy was great and Moe and Larry walking around in the big basket with a submarine periscope to navigate was funny stuff. A great ending with Shemp being the lucky, or shall we say unlucky, man to wed the "lovely" Princess as a reward! Love how Shemp screams to Moe and Larry for help and in response they throw boots and rice at him to celebrate! A sure 4 poker

Reviewer's Rating: (10)
Posted 2001-05-21 22:16:00 by Stooge
Edited 2003-06-25 05:21:00 by Stooge
A great short. The guard quickly unraveling the mummy bandages on Shemp, sending him spinning all around the room always has me rolling! Funny ending as well with Dee Green as the homely harem.

Reviewer's Rating: (9)
Posted 2003-01-18 22:22:00 by black banana
Excellent episode that would get more attentionif it were broadcast. The opening used chariotscene is worth the price of admission alone!Rating 3 3/4 pokes
Posted 2001-09-29 01:39:00 by [Deleted Member]
Diesel- you're the man! I almost forgot about those lines.This is an EXCELENT short! This is perhaps the short that I wish AMC would show out of all the "Missing 60". They did show it once earlier this year, but other intelligent posters said that it was a SLIPP-up. It was hilarious to me when the guard looks at the Shemp mummy and says that the king that Shemp is impersonating was "an ugly-lookin' cuss". Then Shemp makes that quickie angry face when the guard looks away!ISLIPP, therefore I am. ®2001
Posted 2001-05-15 21:49:00 by B. Bopper
Moe, Larry, and Shemp are chariot dealers in ancient Egypt that arrested for selling a "lemon" and they are sent to King Rootentooten,and eventually become royal chamberlains. It's a hilarious short, definetly one of my favorites. It is availible on the video "I'm A Monkey's Uncle." B. Bopper - President of The Amalgamed Association of Morons, local 6 & 7/8

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