Thursday, October 7, 2010


Had I known that it was Larry Fine's birthday on Tuesday, I would have had the perfect Two for Tuesday showcase for him. But instead, we'll use that second half of the tribute next Tuesday when we salute somebody else. You'll see what I mean......

So, today, hopefully better late than never, we honor this great Stooge who would have turned 108 on Tuesday. (A number from 'Lost'......)


'The Howard Stern Show'
(WWOR-Channel 9 version 1990-92)

Billy West

From Wikipedia:
Louis Feinberg (October 5, 1902 – January 24, 1975), known professionally as Larry Fine, was an American comedian and actor, who is best known as a member of the comedy act The Three Stooges.

In a 2004 New Yorker feature on the Farrelly Brothers's attempt to write a script for a new Three Stooges movie, Peter Farrelly offered his theory of Stooge appreciation: “Growing up, first you watched Curly, then Moe, and then your eyes got to Larry. He’s the reactor, the most vulnerable. Five to fourteen, Curly; fourteen to twenty-one, Moe. Anyone out of college, if you’re not looking at Larry, you don’t have a good brain.”

A large mural of Larry Fine appears on a wall at the busy intersection of 3rd and South Streets, near his birthplace in Philadelphia. The effort to create a mural on that site began when a local weekly newspaper suggested that the city should somehow honor Fine. Dedicated on October 26, 1999, with Fine's sister in attendance, that mural showed Larry with a peculiar look on his face. In May 2006, a similar mural showing Larry with a more animated expression and playing a violin was painted over the original mural. This mural stands over Jon's Bar and Grill and a sign reads "Birthplace of Larry Fine."

On October 15, 2009, the Associated Alumni of Central High School in Philadelphia inducted Larry Fine in the illustrious school's Hall of Fame, even though he never graduated. A member of the Central Alumni Hall of Fame Committee stated: "Many people are not even aware that Mr. Fine was a Philadelphian and that is a part of what we’re trying to do."

In the real world, Larry Fine may have passed away in 1975, and in Toobworld as well. But over in Skitlandia, "the middle Stooge" lived well into the early 1990's and apparently was retired from military service......

Here's a tip of the hat to you, Larry......


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