Slippery Silks is the 19th 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 are furniture makers hired to duplicate a priceless antique Chinese cabinet on loan for a $50,000 bond from a local museum to a Mr. Morgan (Vernon Dent). The Stooges naturally destroy the valuable cabinet, so they go on the run from Morgan. Meanwhile, the Stooges inherit a fancy dress boutique, the "Madame de France," from their recently deceased Uncle Pete. They enter the fashion business, designing women's fashions which resemble the furniture they built. They are hired to put on a fashion show by a woman who turns out to be Morgan's wife, Mrs. Morgan Morgan (Symona Boniface).
The first pie fight Edit
Slippery Silks marks the Stooges first bona fide pie/pastry fight. While the fight primarily consists of cream puffs, there is one pie launched during the melee when Curly accidentally steps in front of Moe's line of fire to grab a "lucky penny," and stands back up just in time to get hit in the face with a pie. The first short that featured a pie-like fight was in Pop Goes the Easel, in which clay is thrown at unsuspecting targets.
Moe stated in his autobiography that over 150 pies were thrown.
- The ending theme, while the same song as the intro, is played with different instrumentation.
- The pie fight scenes are in shown in the Muppet Babies episode, Good, Clean, Fun.