Moehicus, Larrycus, and Curlycue
are potters in ancient Erysipelas during the reign of the rash emporer,
Octopus Grabus. When Grabus, feeling love in the air, decides he wants
a new bride, the proclamations are raised. Grabus orders that all
fair red-heads report to the palace immediately. Diana, the fairest
of them all, takes refuge with the Stooges in their pottery shop.
It is Diana who Grabus is the most intent on marrying. When Octopus
calls on Diana, Curly disguises himself as the luscious red-head,
wooing Octopus. The very near-sighted emporer loses his glasses (with
a little help from Moehicus, and Larrycus) and really starts to warm
up to Curly. They sit down for a toast to Diana's (Curly's) beauty,
and Grabus has Larry test the wine to make sure that it isn't poisoned.
Larry tests it all right, on a sleeping bum outside the window in
the courtyard who quickly hits the deck deader than a doornail. Moe
grabs the glass and hands it back to "Occie" assuring him
that it is some real "vintage" suds. Octopus, decides he's
ready for a little action and kicks Moe and Larry out of the room.
He chases Diana (Curly) around the room and finally catches him and
Scenes filmed with several starlets playing beauty contest winners
were cut from the final print.
Did you know that in the previous draft screenplay of "Matri-Phony"
Larry was to take Diana's place instead of Curly?