What Comedy Team Has Appeared In The Most Movies?

“What's It Worth” Antiques Minute

September 7, 2018

Hints: Although there were a total of six members of this team over the years, only three ever appeared at the same time. They debuted as a Vaudeville act, and between the late 1920s through the 1960s appeared in 220 movies, 190 of which were considered shorts. And they’re credited with inventing the term “knucklehead.”
If you said “The Three Stooges,” you would be correct. Although most people’s favorite “Stooges” were Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard, over the years Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, and Curly Joe Derita all replaced Curly Howard at some point.
“The Three Stooges” are still popular today, and their movies appear on cable TV with regularity. There is a “www.ThreeStooges.com” website, a “Three Stooges Fan Club,” and as recently as 2016, there was a “Three Stooges” convention held in Philadelphia. Even I must admit they still make me laugh, nearly 100 years after their act debuted.
What’s it worth? Recently there were nearly 20,000 “Three Stooges” items for sale on eBay, including photographs, DVDs, collector cards, autographs, posters, clothing, and more. Several rarer “Three Stooges” collector cards were professionally graded and sold for more than $2,000, although most items were selling for less than $50.

Mike Ivankovich is an auctioneer, appraiser, home downsizing expert, and host of the "What's It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser" radio show that airs live on Friday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. on WBCB 1490 AM in the greater Philadelphia area. It is available on the internet at www.WBCB1490.com. His show also airs in Denver, Co., on KEZW Cruisin 1430 AM on Saturdays from 3 to 4 p.m. MST and Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon MST and on the internet at www.Cruisin1430.com.
To learn more, visit www.AskMikeTheAppraiser.com.


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