The Three Stooges Then and Now

It has been a long time in the making but the Three Stooges movie is finally here! Most Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers grew up watching Mo, Larry and Curly every Sunday morning on TV. We also watched the Marx Brothers, Abbot and Costello, Laurel & Hardy and The Bowery Boys. Those old black and white comedies were great but the Stooges were the best.  These are pretty tough shoes to fill so how will the new Three Stooges compare with the originals?

Let’s take a look. Here are the original Three Stooges – Moe Howard, Curly Howard and Larry Fine. Keep in mind that Curly replaced brother Shemp who left the group for a solo career.

Now we can see the stars of today who are portraying each of these characters. We’ve got Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe, Sean Hayes as Larry and Will Sasso as Curly.

They may not be perfect but it could have been much worse. Look who was originally slated to play the slapstick trio. You’d be better off wearing a Three Stooges Mask.

So the guy starring in the new movie have the looks but do they have the comic genius to imitate the masters of physical comedy?

When the real guys do it, nothing compares. They are just hilarious.

I for one cannot wait to see this movie. Lord knows we could use a good laugh. When you see it, drop us a note to tell us what you think.