Friday, February 6, 2009

"Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk"

Hey Moe, Hey Moe!

In 1984, an unknown pop group from Chicago named Jump N' the Saddle Band had a novelty hit with The Curly Shuffle, a tribute to every one's favorite Stooge. How big a hit was it? The song actually reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. I even recall watching a video of the song set to a collection of Three Stooges clips (hey - it was the 1980's every song had to have a video to go with it). Jump N' the Saddle Band faded back into obscurity as quickly as they had risen from it and the song is on no one's list of favorite 80's hits (except mine). It is an axiom of the 21st Century that everything eventually turns up on YouTube, and The Curly Shuffle is no exception.

Violent and sophomoric though they were, The Three Stooges displayed flashes of true creative genius and I honestly feel that their humor is more sophisticated then people realize. What am I? A wise guy? Why cointenly!

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