Saturday, March 5, 2016


Been watching a lot of Three Stooges lately, and I watched most of the latest round of the Republican debates a couple of nights ago, and it made me start thinking of other famous trios in entertainment history, and this is basically what I came up with in no time at all! Welcome to the Saturday Night Special version of The Dungeon!

Despite all the heavy hitters on this list, I personally think that Larry, Moe, and Curly, the Three Stooges, are the undisputed champions of the trio!

Musically in the trio department, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker collectively known as Cream, are hard to beat!

For fun in the movies, the trio of Dan Akyroyd, Bill Murray, and Harold Ramis in "Ghostbusters" remains supreme!

 Lord knows Alvin and the Chipmunks ruled the the airwaves for a time in the 60's, and have resurged a couple of times since!

Folk trios used to be pretty common, but Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey, and Mary Travers collectively known as Peter, Paul, and Mary were one of the best, and had some great success with songs like "Leaving On A Jet Plane" in the 60's!

In my humble opinion, the first power trio was Blue Cheer! While everybody else in the bay area was making trippy hippie music, Dickie Peterson on bass and vocals, Leigh Stephens on guitar, and drummer Eric Albronda were knocking out some of the heaviest music of the time!

Groucho, Harpo, and Chico Marx were like the more intelligent version of The Three Stooges! They were still goofier than Hell, but without all the slapstick physical violence!

I've always had a soft spot in my heart and head for Charlie's Angels! In the 70's, Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith were always fun to watch no matter how insipidly stupid the shows were!

I need to teach a history course, because it's truly sad that a major portion of the population today doesn't even know who The Andrews Sisters were despite the fact that Patty, Maxene, and La Verne had more top ten hits than either Elvis or The Beatles!

"¡Three Amigos!"
 Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, and Martin Short do the best version of the Mexican Three Stooges in 1986!

John Stewart, Bob Shane, and Nick Reynolds, better known as The Kingston Trio were one of the major forces that pushed folk music into the limelight in the 50's and 60's! I literally wore out my copy of  "The Best Of The Kingston Trio," and I could probably still sing all the lyrics to every song if I was asked to, and I still have nightmares about being in a "Tijuana Jail!"

Why did I choose Z Z Top instead of The Jimi Hendrix Experience to be on this list? There's only one reason, this picture is ridiculous!

Back where we started with The Three Stooges! In the debate two nights ago, these three did everything but gouge each other's eyes, pull each other's hair, and bonk each other's heads! I guess that's probably not scheduled until the sequel, but I have no doubt that some day it will happen!
Buckle up kiddies, it's going to be a bumpy ride!


Tjerk said...

On the picture of The Kingston Trio, is the man left nog Dave Guard but it is John Steward.
John Steward has place for Dave Guard in that time, as member in the second formation of the Kinston Trio.

EEGAH!! said...

Thanx TJ! Yeah, that was dumb! I fixed it! Dave Guard was the original member, but was replaced by John Stewart by the time I started listening to them!

Herb O. Buckland said...

Thank you for your list. As a "Threes Phenomena" researcher it is appropriate to remind the public that there are other "famous trios" of the non-human variety such as the triplet code of DNA and RNA, the Earth is the third of three closest to the Sun, that cellular energy processes use ADP-AMP-ATP, that there are three colors to several national flags, street lights are in threes, University degrees: Bachelor's- Master's- PhD, and it appears that most people hold a pen or pencil with three fingers... not to mention there are threes in human anatomy:, Michael Eck's Book of Threes: and the site:

EEGAH!! said...

Thanx Herb! I could give you three reasons why that's hilarious to me, like Three Strikes, or The Holy Trinity, or Three's a Crowd, but that's a conversation that might be never ending!

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