Sock-a-Bye Baby is the 66th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.
The Stooges awake in the middle of the night to a crying baby left on their doorstep. A letter from the despondent mother (Julie Gibson
) states that baby Jimmie (Joyce Gardner
) has been abandoned. The Stooges react by taking the little guy in, feeding him, and trying their best to act fatherly. For example, the meal they prepare for Jimmie includes radishes
, limburger cheese
, and beer
. However, Larry reads in the newspaper about a kidnapped baby and becomes convinced that the baby was left on their doorstep by the kidnappers. The Stooges evacuate their home quickly, with Jimmie in tow. The police do track them down, and the baby is returned to the parents. The Stooges, however, make a conspicuous escape by hiding in large haystacks
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- The Three Stooges Scrapbook; by Jeff Lenburg, Joan Howard Maurer, Greg Lenburg (Citadel Press, 1994).
- The Three Stooges: An Illustrated History, From Amalgamated Morons to American Icons; by Michael Fleming (Broadway Publishing, 2002).
- One Fine Stooge: A Frizzy Life in Pictures; by Steve Cox and Jim Terry , (Cumberland House Publishing, 2006).