|In The Three Robonic Stooges, everybody’s favorite slapstick comedy team returned to Saturday morning, this time as crime-fighting mechanical superheroes. Originally seen as a short cartoon segment on The Skatebirds, this half-hour weekly animated show cast Larry, Curly, and hey, Moe as androids, working for their long-suffering boss, Triple Zero. With their stretchable arms and legs (a precursor to Inspector Gadget), there was no shortage of eye-poking, face-slapping, nose-tweaking, and Curly’s patented “nyuk, nyuk," but this time around it was in the interest of national security.
Bumbling as always, these android crime-busters were constantly crashing into one another, spouting springs and bolts, and generally malfunctioning-usually while on the job. However, maladroit as they were, they never failed to bring the various villains to justice, whether international master spies or the Giant of the Beanstalk.