Bizarre international phenomenon
relating to The Three Stooges
. Marked by a fanaticism for all things Stooge
Stoogemania reached a climax in 1983 when "The Curly Shuffle
" became one of the decade's biggest novelty hits. It was to be the only hit for Jump 'N The Saddle
, a Chicago bar band whose lead singer, Peter Quinn
, wrote the song. "The Curly Shuffle
" was made famous by repeated airings by Dr. Demento
, followed by becoming the unofficial theme for Stooge marathons and specials.
Also the name of a movie from 1985 starring Josh Mostel and Sid Caesar. Josh plays Howard F. Howard (a reference to the last names of Moe, Larry and Curly or Shemp), a man obsessed with the Stooges - so much so that his family consider having him committed. Also starred Saturday Night Live alumni Victoria Jackson and voice-artist Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theatre.