The Three Stooges didn’t invent physical farce and extreme slapstick. But they were the best at it. What began as a Vaudeville act in the 1920s made the leap to television and film, keeping audiences laughing for six decades. In anticipation of the Farrelly Brothers’ Three Stooges, in theaters on Friday, we take a look back at the original wise guys with rare photos from the newly updated The Three Stooges Scrapbook. See why nyuk nyuk nyuks and head-bashing will always be timeless comedy.