Friday, March 13, 2015

The Three Stooges for Simoniz (1960)

Remember Simoniz? Long eclipsed by Turtle Wax as one of the leading automobile polishes, Simoniz hired The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, & Joe DeRita) for a series of ads in the 60's. Here's one, courtesy of Internet Archive:

Note how the slapstick had gotten softer due to the Stooges' advanced age.  DeRita's hair appeared to be growing back in this spot. Still lots of fun.


magicdog said...

The slapping does seem mild but I chalk that up to a lack of strong sound effects. The classic "Stooge Slap" sound was missing and affected the performance IMO.

hobbyfan said...

I'll have to check and see how many of these ads the Stooges did, and we'll find out for sure.