Dizzy Doctors is the 21st short subject starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Plot Edit

The Stooges are pressured by their wives into getting jobs. They then stumble on company president Dr. Bright (Frank Mills) desperate for salesmen who can push his new snake oil liquid product called Brighto, which has the tagline "Brighto: makes old bodies new." Thinking the liquid is polish, the boys eagerly sell Brighto and end up damaging a policeman's (Bud Jamison) sleeve, a shoe, and ultimately remove the paint from a man's (Vernon Dent) new car.

After being chased by the police, the Stooges complain to their boss that the polish is horrible and does not clean anything. Mr. Bright then admonishes the Stooges, telling them it is medicine, not polish. However, he still agrees to give them another chance as salesmen. Rejuvenated, the boys work their way into Los Arms Hospital and try to sell Brighto to the patients. Eventually, they enter the superintendent's office to try to make a sale, but the superintendent is the same man whose car's paint job was ruined. The Stooges then make a hasty exit, head for home, and resume sleeping.

Notes Edit

  • The footage of the Stooges sailing through the city streets would be reused in From Nurse to Worse.
  • The Stooges try to sell their medicine in the Los Arms Hospital; this is the same hospital seen in Men in Black.
  • A colorized version of this film was released in 2006. It was part of the DVD collection entitled "Stooges on the Run".
  • When Moe hits each of the skulls in turn each sounds a different note. The tones are a parody of the G-E-C pattern used for the NBC Chimes heard on NBC radio, and later, NBC television.

Sources Edit

  • Solomon, Jon (2002). The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion. Comedy III Productions, Inc.. p. 103. ISBN 0971186804.
  • Dizzy Doctors at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Dizzy Doctors at the Internet Movie Database
  • Dizzy Doctors at AllRovi