Synopsis by Janiss Garza
This is rather an odd Three Stooges short -- instead of the warm (although knockabout) friendship they usually have, here they are vicious rivals who don't seem to have much of a relationship at all. Larry is a compulsive womanizer who is having an affair with Moe's wife, and is also trying to make moves on Shemp's fiancee, Millie. Back at his pet shop, Larry finds himself faced with an angry and suspicious Moe and realizes he needs a "fall guy" to cover his tracks. Just then Shemp shows up, and Larry sees a way out -- he gets Shemp a job as an underwear salesman and the first place he goes is Moe's home. Shemp models "the latest fashions" for Moe's wife, while Larry tells both Moe and Millie of Shemp's two-timing ways. Both of them go storming over to Moe's, and Shemp frantically tries to hide. He ends up in the chimney and emerges as Santa Claus. He escapes to a janitor's closet, and when Larry heads down the hallway to see the damage he has wreaked, Shemp grabs him and puts the Santa suit on him. Then he marches Larry over to Moe's for his punishment. This short was remade in 1958 as Triple Crossed with Joe Besser.
Casanova, girlfriend, jealousy, lover, suspicion