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Director  Jules White
Film series  Three Stooges Films
Country  United States
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Short
Written by  Clyde Bruckman
Language  English
The Yokes on Me movie poster
Writer  Clyde Bruckman (story)
Release date  May 26, 1944 (1944-05-26)
Genres  Short Film, Black-and-white, Propaganda film
Cast  Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard (Moe), Bob McKenzie, Emmett Lynn
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The Yoke's on Me is the 79th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1944 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard). The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


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The Stooges try to join the army but are labeled 4-F by the draft board due to Curly having water on the knee. After they decide to go on vacation until a job comes along, their father (Robert McKenzie) insists they aid the war effort instead by becoming farmers. Inspired, the trio sell their dilapidated car and buy an equally dilapidated farm. The farm contains no livestock except for one ostrich, which eats gunpowder. The boys then spot some pumpkins and decide to carve and sell them.

In the interim, several Japanese refugees escape a prison camp (known during World War II as relocation centers), and work their way onto the Stooges' farm. Curly is the first to notice some suspicious activity (one of the refugees places the carved pumpkin on his head, spooking Curly). Eventually, Moe and Larry believe him, and realize that the farm is surrounded by the Japanese. Moe then throws an ostrich egg (laden with digested gunpowder) at the refugees, killing them.


  • Curly: "Look, look! A pelican!"
  • Moe: "That's no pelican, it's a gander."
  • Curly: "Mahatma gander?"
  • Moe: "No, a gander, a gander! A goose's husband."
  • Larry: "Yeah, a papa goose."
  • Curly: "Do they have papa gooseses and mama gooseses?"
  • Larry: "Oh sure. And little baby gooseses, too."
  • Curly: "Oh, I read about them. They come from Germany...the goosetapo!"
  • References

    The Yoke's on Me Wikipedia
    The Yokes on Me IMDb The Yokes on Me

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