Before heading on vacation with wife and
child, a man takes his dog to be washed. Cut to a sign reading
"K-9 Dog Laundry. Dogs Washed While U 50 cents Clipping
Curling Simonizing $1.00." The Stooges operate the automated
washer, with a conveyor belt and six hands, which not only soap up
the dog but flip him over and scrub his belly. Sporting
raincoat and umbrella, Curly supplies the water, pedaling a bike to
produce the rinse.
The boys wind up finding a baby on a
doorstep (the mother, the wife of the dog owner, is locked out and
leaves the tot on the doorstep while she runs to open the back
door). They decide to take the kid to a police station but
first sneak it into their rooming house, which does not allow
children. Naturally, the headlines declare the kid has been
Curly dresses in drag—his hilariously
skinny legs require Moe and Larry to stuff his stockings with
sponges. Suddenly, he's Mrs. Dennis O'Toole from Ireland.
Introduced to an Irish cop who calls the kid "a fine brat of a lad,"
the cop asks if he's on the bottle yet. "I should say not, he
don't drink, smoke, or chew," says his sponge-legged mom.
curly gets soaked with a hose, and his legs swell, giving away his
Then the chase is on. Moe and
Larry disguise themselves as Chinese laundrymen, wheeling Curly and
the kid in a laundry cart. Once the baby's recovered, the
mother realizes what happened and the boys are cleared. But
the kid's filthy, and he's taken to the automated washing center.
Curly pulls an extra handle, and the six scrubbing hands begin
spanking the tot..