Hello Pop! (1937) starring Ted Healy, Three Stooges, Bonnie Bonnell
Hello Pop! is a funny Ted Healy and his Stooges short. It’s the opening night of Ted’s new play, and it’s a series of interruptions, not the least which are his sons – Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard.
- Recurring fight with the Italian musician — where’s my flute? I don’t know!
- Running gag with Bonnie Bonnell who simply wants to ask him one question. But he has no time and keeps pushing her out of the way. Until the end of the short, which actually has a funny conclusion.
- His “sons” sneak into the backstage, And poor Brophy is charged to keep them out of site, and out of trouble. Which fails miserably.
- They get dressed in someone else’s costumes, ruin the script, and running for cover — hide under the leading lady’s enormous hoop skirt!
- When she’s on stage with Ted, the Stooges do something underneath the skirt, causing her to storm off! So Healy covers with a dance number.
Cast of characters
- Ted Healy (The Big Idea; Dancing Lady ) … Father
- Henry Armetta (The Devil’s Brother) … Italian Musician
- Moe Howard (The Three Stooges Meet Hercules) … Son (as Howard Fine and Howard)
- Larry Fine (He Cooked His Goose) … Son (as Howard Fine and Howard)
- Curly Howard (Some More of Samoa) … Son (as Howard Fine and Howard)
- Bonnie Bonnell (Nertsery Rhymes) … Bonnie (as Bonny)
- Albertina Rasch Dancers … Themselves – Dancers (archive footage)
- Edward Brophy (Beer and Pretzels) … Brophy (uncredited)
- Ann Dvorak (Scarface; Merrily We Live) … Dancer (archive footage) (uncredited)
- Lawrence Gray (Man of the World) … Singer (archive footage) (uncredited)
- Grace Hayes (Babes in Arms) … Miss Hayes (uncredited)
- Jack ‘Tiny’ Lipson (I’ll Never Heil Again; Back from the Front) … Strongman (uncredited)