Three Little Twirps is the 71st 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.


The Stooges are poster hangers who manage to destroy one of the main posters just as their boss Herman (Stanley Blystone) comes by to check on them. The boys soon realize that their pay consists of tickets to the circus, but when Curly finds a huge roll of tickets, the trio start scalping them at discount price. After being caught by the circus owner (Herman as well) and the local sheriff (Bud Jamison), Herman decides to hire the Stooges as human targets for the spear-throwing "Sultan of Abudaba" (Duke York).


  • This was the second and final short to be directed by Harry Edwards. Edwards established a reputation as the Columbia Pictures' worst director.