The Three Stooges were agents (stooges) working as spies for the countries in the Axis of Evil: Larry for Iran, Curly for North Korea and Moe for Iraq. In his 2002 State of the Union address George W. Bush finally called them out because he is a call them outer, you know.
"You are either with us, or you are with Larry, Curly and Moe."
In a VH1 behind the scenes expose of Curly's life, it was revealed how he robbed North Korea's first choice for Curly, Charles Robert Jenkins , of classic gags such as hitting someone over the head with a sledgehammer and avoiding being poked in the eyes by placing the width of one's hand along the length of one's nose. Unable to pursue legal channels to challenge Curly because North Korea does not believe in God so they don't have laws, Jenkins gave up and took to roles in lesser B-movie propaganda films.
Their Vaudeville slapstick comedy routines have influenced generations of comedians and have even once in a while corrupted The Colbert Report.
More famous Three Stooges films include
- The Mummy
- Jules et Jim
- My Dinner with Andre
- Swimming to Cambodia
- Apocalypse Now (redux version)