The Sitter Downers is the 27th 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 suitors who go on a sit down strike when their prospective father-in-law (James C. Morton) refuses to consent the marriages. The strike wins them fame and they receive numerous gifts from fans, including a lot and materials for a house via the United States Housing Authority. The Stooges win the strike and get married, but now they must build their house. Their wives decree that they will have no honeymoon until the Stooges finish the job. Now mad at their nagging wives, they get to work anyway. They eventually finish, but it is badly made. An example of their building skill is a short set of stairs on a wall that Larry says are shelves, and a bathtub he installed on a wall. The film ends when one of the wives pushes a load-bearing board and the entire house collapses around them.
- The Stooges' wives are named Florabell (June Gittelson), Corabell (Betty Mack), and Dorabell (Marcia Healy, sister of the Stooges' former boss, Ted Healy).
- A colorized version of this film was released in 2004. It was part of the DVD collection entitled "Goofs on the Loose."
- This is the last Three Stooges film released during Ted Healy's lifetime. He died on December 21, 1937.
- The Sitter Downers at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia