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Censored dialogue when the Stooges are at the bar ordering drinks?


What was censored, and why did they censor it?

Thank you in advance!

Cheers!

Sincerely, Steve B.

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Yeah, this was at least on the DVD, which I just got for Christmas and watched. How did you see it? I would also like to know what was censored and why.


It's the scene where the bully with gun is making the Stooges drink a strong drink. Some of the bartender's words are censored as well as Larry's. Here is a line from the scene as copied from the film's page at http://www.threestooges.net, but I don't think it's one of the censored ones:

"Is that a Colt?" "Nah, it's a horse pistol." "A horse pistol?" "Yeh, but I raised it from a Colt." (Bill Brauer and Curly Joe)

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I taped it off of TV, on the Westerns channel, and the dialogue is censored there as well, although I kind of suspect that it was supposed to be that way, and not the product of any recent censoring.

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Did anyone see it or record it off TCM this morning? Does their print have it censored too? This station is pretty good at showing movies in tact. Maybe they will have it on again and I'll catch it.

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The scene was clearly filmed with the BLEEPS in mind all along.

The actors probably said Lollipop instead of any naughty words.

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I hope I can shed some light on this.

I can't remember the specific commercial, but this is a parody of a TV commercial from the early 60s. At the time, they were not allowed to mention competitor's products by name, so they would refer to "Brand X," or in one case, they "blooped" out the name of the other product.

This is NOT Stooge censorship, it's an intentional joke. There are other commercial references in this film, as well as jokes about Elvis, the Beatles, the Twist, etc.

If someone with a longer memory than mine can come up with the actual commercial, let us all know!

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Thanks for clearing this up "LCShackley"! So, it was a parody of a TV commercial that was popular during the mid 1960's. Very interesting!

Cheers!

Sincerely, Steve B.

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"Adirondack"...I purchased "The Outlaws is Coming!" DVD.

Cheers!

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Yeah, it clearly put in there deliberately as a joke. A lot of their feature length films had in-joke references to then current trends.

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