They Stooge to Conga is the sixty-seventh Columbia Pictures short subject starring the Three Stooges.


The Stooges are repairmen fixing the doorbell in a large house which is the secret headquarters of some Nazi spies, headed by the ruthless Hans (Vernon Dent). They manage to ruin most of the house while working on the wiring and then subdue the spies and sink an enemy submarine by remote control.


Violent peakEdit

They Stooge to Conga has been consistently ranked as the most violent Stooge film of the team's career. In its brief 15½ minutes, Moe manages to get a climbing spike thrust into his ear, scalp, and eye. Plus, he is lucky enough to be pulled through drywall, with a wooden pillar landing on his neck (this was not intentional, as the pillar was real wood). Curly gets his share of abuse, via electrocution, falling off a telephone pole, severe nose twisting and getting singed via an acetylene torch. Interestingly, though Columbia short subject head/director Jules White was known for the usage of excessive violence in his films, They Stooge To Conga was directed by Del Lord. "We had trouble pulling Moe all the way through the wall," White later recalled. "Since Moe was a full grown man, we weakened the wall and the wood inside and then replastered the wall. Although Moe did suffer an injury while doing the stunt anyway."

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.