Three Sappy People is the 43rd 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 phone repairmen who are mistaken for the psychiatrists in whose office they are working, Drs. Z. Ziller (Curly), X. Zeller (Moe), and Y. Zoller (Larry). Wealthy J. Rumsford Rumford (Don Beddoe), upon the recommendation of a doctor friend of his, hires them to treat his impetuous young wife, Sherry Rumford (Lorna Gray), who is always running off on her guests for one crazy reason or another. The Stooges ruin their clients' dinner party in their usual style, but because their antics so amuse his wife, her husband believes that she is cured and the Stooges are paid handsomely for their efforts.


  • The title Three Sappy People is a parody of the song title "Two Sleepy People."
  • During the pastry fight, 22-year-old Lorna Gray had to be treated on the set after a cream puff became lodged in her throat.
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