GenreComedy, Short CinematographyGert Andersen WriterJack White (story) LanguageEnglish
Release dateJanuary 31, 1957 (1957-01-31) GenresShort Film, Comedy, Black-and-white CastLarry Fine (Larry), Joe Besser (Joe), Benny Rubin (Mr. Dinklespiel), Harriette Tarler (Dinklespiel's Daughter) Three Stooges Films moviesHoofs and Goofs and Muscle Up a Little Closer are part of the same movie series, Hoofs and Goofs and A Merry Mix Up are part of the same movie series, Hoofs and Goofs and Commotion on the Ocean are part of the same movie series, Hoofs and Goofs and Guns a Poppin are part of the same movie series, Hoofs and Goofs and Outer Space Jitters are part of the same movie series
TaglineSister Bertie is reincarnated as a talking horse.
Hoofs and Goofs is the 175th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1957 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Joe Besser, in his first starring role with the act). The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.
Joe cannot stop thinking of his late sister, Bertie. Moe and Larry humour him by making him think that Bertie will meet them the following day downtown, in some form. When the boys trek downtown, they meet up with a horse that turns out to be Bertie reincarnated, much to Moe and Larry's surprise.
The boys are ecstatic, and try to persuade their horsie sister to return home with them. At first, she resists, but eventually gives in. No sooner do the boys get Bertie home that they discover she is pregnant. Joe goes berserk and demands Moe and Larry prepare for the arrival of the newborn. In the interim, Bertie's heavy hoofs can be clearly heard by the landlord Mr. Dinklespiel (Benny Rubin) and his daughter (Harriette Tarler) living downstairs. Dinklespiel marches upstairs and demands that the Stooges come clean, but Moe tries to convince him that the sounds are nothing more than the trio.
Once Dinklespiel leaves, Bertie gives birth to a baby colt. Joe is so taken by the moment, he happily declares "I'm an uncle, I'm an uncle!" Within seconds, Joe is awoken by Moe and Larry, who hear his cries of being an uncle. It turns out that the whole thing was a dream, and sister Bertie (Moe in drag) is alive and well and living with the Stooges. When Joe tells Bertie he had a dream that she was a horse, she takes offense, and promptly places a casserole on Joe's bald dome.