Goof on the Roof
|Goof on the Roof|
|Directed by||Jules White|
|Produced by||Jules White|
|Written by||Clyde Bruckman|
|Edited by||Edwin Bryant|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Running time||16' 23"|
The Stooges receive news that their roommate and pal Bill (Frank Mitchell) is getting married. They will soon be moving out of the house so that Bill's new lover can move in. As a favor of gratitude, the Stooges decide to install Bill's brand new television antenna. The project goes into chaos, however, when they eventually destroy the home.
The Stooges destroy the house in various ways:
- Moe, angry at Larry using a match to look for a missing control knob, accidentally starts a fire inside a wall with the same match. His attempt to put the destroyed TV set back together fails when he leaves pieces out. Later, he gets electrocuted when he attempts to put a live electrical plug back into a wall with a metal screwdriver.
- Larry accidentally bends the control knob from the TV. In trying to repair it, by hammering on a wall, it falls inside the wall. He creates several gaping holes trying to retrieve it. Then, trying to help put out the fire, he spills water all over the floor.
- Shemp repeatedly spills water on the floor. Then accidentally destroys a priceless vase. While getting Bill’s new TV ready he accidentally loses his “valuable Cracker Jack ring" in it. He takes the entire set apart before finally retrieving it. Then as he is trying to install the TV antenna, he destroys the chimney before creating a hole in the roof and falling through it.
When Bill's new wife (Maxine Gates) comes home to see the mess, all hell breaks loose, and Bill is single as quickly as he had gotten married. In a fit of anger, Bill takes out his aggression on his roommates, and life as they knew it is once again restored.
- Solomon, Jon. (2002) The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion; pp. 430-431; Comedy III Productions, Inc., ISBN 0-9711868-0-4
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