An excerpt of Three Stooges FAQ by David J. Hogan
Love at First Bite (1950) is about memory and anticipation. It’s about love, too, but for the Stooges, even when the course of love is smooth, it’s bumpy. The greater part of this uneven but often charming short is devoted to the boys’ flashback reminiscences about their first meetings with their European sweethearts. The girls are arriving today, together on the same ship, and the boys can’t wait to greet them. But when the Stooges get drunk, Shemp is given a concrete footbath by Larry and Moe. He’s held fast, and only a dynamite explosion engineered by Larry is powerful enough to propel all three boys to the ship in time.