Pop Goes the Easel

Pop Goes the Easel

Pop Goes the Easel is a 1935 short subject directed by Del Lord starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard). It is the seventh entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.


Unable to find work during the Great Depression, the Stooges are forced to look for jobs. Taking a merchant's brooms to sweep his sidewalk, they are mistaken for thieves by the merchant who thinks they stole his brooms from him. Soon the trio find themselves on the run from the police. With a cop chasing them, they flee into an art school, where they are mistaken for art students. They take their first art lessons while hiding from the cop, resulting in a climactic clay fight that takes no prisoners (the persistent cop is among the numerous victims who get hit.) The film ends when three art students break sculptures over the boys' heads, resulting in them being soundly beaten up.