Healthy, Wealthy, and Dumb
Review written by DangerkittyToTheRescue
I love this short, here’s the synopsis.
Curly wins a $50,000 dollar radio contest for coming up with the best slogan for a popular product, Stix-Fast Glue. The boys are living in a squalid apartment where they play poker for pancakes (chips), accidentally using the glue as pancake syrup, and then move into the lap of luxury at the “Costa Plenty” Hotel.
Their celebration of their new found wealth goes awry as they end up breaking expensive vases, beds and wrecking the joint. The upset hotel manger presents the boys with a whopper of a bill for damages. Curly drinks a dozen bottles of champagne and thinks he’s got the DT’s after seeing the neighboring tenant’s pet monkey on the loose.
The monkey belongs to 3 gold digging ladies trying to worm into Curly's wealth. The boys discover that they’re flat broke (after taxes) and attempt some gold digging of their own with the ladies. Both plans fail miserably with the stooges out of luck as the short ends.
Lots of funny scenes like Larry getting caught sitting on a pile of aces, and lines like Moe’s “If you’re going to cheat, then cheat fair!” keep this short at the top of my most popular list.