FREE SHIPPING SALE - All T-Shirt Orders Get Free Worldwide Shipping
That's right: free shipping whether you're in the USA or anywhere else in the world!

Three Stooges Cartography

0
Though I was not a fan of Moe, Larry, Shemp and Curly my young uncles were and I was subjected to many episodes of The Three Stooges television show when I was a kid. I never saw Malice in the Palace but the map is interesting.
Malice in the Palace(1949) is set in a fictionalised, funnified Middle East, where Moe, Shemp and Larry run the Cafe Casbah Bah. Two of their customers, Gin-A Rummy and Hassan ben Sober, are plotting to steal a giant diamond from the tomb of Rootentooten. However, when they discover the diamond is already in the possession of the Emir of Schmow, they start yammering and are kicked out of the Cafe. The Stooges then decide to retrieve the diamond themselves, using a map left behind by the unsuccessful plotters.
The map, shown briefly in the film, is of a continentful of countries with strange names and odd shapes, clearly designed to look and sound ‘foreign’. What does this ‘Map of Starvania’, designed merely for the purpose of unsophisticated comedy, unconsciously reveal of mid-20th-century America’s attitudes towards the exotic, the un-American?

Link - Via J-Walk

Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

My Uncle just sent me this picture of the map. My Dad raised me right by introducing my brother and me to The Three Stooges. It had a perfect blend of slapstick that you knew was going to happen when you saw the set up--but laughed anyway--and the lessons that each show taught us.....HA! Just kidding about those lessons.....

Looking at the map I can make everything out except for that little shovel looking island North of Great Mitten. I can guess it says ISLE OF but then it's too small.

I wonder if a good Photoshop program could sharpen the image enough to read it. My MS-Paint is not cuttin' it!
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Did the Stooges ever do one about stuffy psuedo-intellectual twits who deliberately read way too much into a few silly jokes?
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Commenting is closed.





Check out Twaggies' very funny clip:

Om Nom - Twaggies by Twaggies
Email This Post to a Friend
"Three Stooges Cartography"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window