À la Recherche du Nyuk-Nyuks Perdu

on March 30, 2009 by Steve Simels
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By now, we're sure you've heard the news -- previously noted in these pages here -- that The Farrelly Brothers are making a Three Stooges film, with the beloved knuckleheads portrayed by Sean Penn, a bulked up Jim Carrey, and Benicio del Toro.

To which we can only say -- why the hell not? But frankly, we think there's a certain failure of nerve at work here. If the Farrellys -- known if for nothing else than pushing the envelope -- really wanted to make a Three Stooges flick they should have considered non-traditional casting.

By which we mean -- women.

Yes, the new Three Stooges of my dreams wouldn't be Penn, Carrey and del Toro, as no doubt estimable as they will be in the roles.

Instead, I want to see Larry Fine...

 

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played by Bette Midler...

 

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the inimitable Curly Howard...

 

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...given fresh life by Rosie O'Donnell...

 

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...and of course Moe Howard...

 

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...resuscitated by Anjelica Huston.

 

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Okay, why do I have the feeling I'm going to hell?

 

Tags: The Farrelly Brothers, Three Stooges, Sean Penn, Jim Carrey, Benicio del Toro.
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