Known for his constant kvetching and general misanthropy on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” David has been announced as the newest cast member on the upcoming “Three Stooges” movie, which will co-star fellow TV comedians Sean Hayes (“Will and Grace”) and Jane Lynch (“Glee”). Like Lynch, David will play a senior nun, but one with a last name that momentarily shocked the Shmooze: Mengele, like the infamous Auschwitz doctor who fled after the war to South America.
We’re not sure what connection there might be between David’s Mother Mengele and the Nazi war criminal, but we imagine it’ll come up in some fashion when the movie arrives in theaters next year.
Last August, during President Obama’s visit to Martha’s Vineyard, a protest erupted over a T-shirt being sold at the SunStations shop in Oak Bluffs that portrayed Obama as Moe, Vice President Joe Biden as Larry, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Curly. The caption read: “The REAL Stooges.”
The storeowner said no malice was intended, and pointed to other shirts in the shop that praise the President. For us, however, there was no need to explain, as we see the comparison as complimentary. After all, the Three Stooges, who are being honored on December 13 at the Three Stooges Film Festival in Albany, as well as in a forthcoming Three Stooges Movie, were pioneering geniuses of comedy.
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