Goof on the Roof

Goof on the Roof is a 1953 short subject directed by Jules White starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). It is the 152nd entry in the series released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 shorts for the studio between 1934 and 1959.

Goof on the Roof
Directed byJules White
Written byClyde Bruckman
Produced byJules White
StarringMoe Howard
Larry Fine
Shemp Howard
Frank Mitchell
Maxine Gates
CinematographySam Leavitt
Edited byEdwin Bryant
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • December 3, 1953 (1953-12-03) (U.S.)
Running time
CountryUnited States


The Stooges receive news that their roommate and friend Bill (Frank Mitchell) have got married. They will soon be moving out of the house so that Bill's new lover can move in. As a favor of gratitude, the Stooges decide to install Bill's brand new television antenna. The project goes into chaos, however, when they eventually destroy the home.

When Bill's new wife (Maxine Gates) comes home to see the mess, all hell breaks loose, and Bill is single as quickly as he had gotten married. In a fit of anger, Bill takes out his aggression on his roommates.


Production notesEdit

Goof on the Roof was filmed on November 17–19, 1952. It is a remake of 1949's Let Down Your Aerial with Wally Vernon and Eddie Quillan and 1930's Hog Wild with Laurel & Hardy.[1]

This was the last original Stooge short written by Clyde Bruckman. His name would appear in future productions, however, when reworked films featured stories which Bruckman contributed to.[1]

Shemp Howard suffered a mild stroke less than two weeks after the filming for Goof on the Roof had been completed. He recovered from it quickly enough by the time production commenced in April 1953 on the Stooges' next film, Income Tax Sappy.


  1. ^ a b Solomon, Jon. (2002) The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion; pp. 430-431; Comedy III Productions, Inc., ISBN 0-9711868-0-4

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