The Stooges help a destitute mother and her daughter by utilizing the money from the child's piggy bank, and ultimately winning a horse race. Riding high on their win, the boys come across two swindlers who trick them into buying retired race horse, Seabasket (a play on Seabiscuit). Broke again, the Stooges start taking care of the old horse, with Curly managing to accidentally swallowing Vitamin Z pill meant for the horse. However, the error allows Curly to give birth to a colt, which they crown as another winning race horse.
Curly: "I GOT A TIP, I GOT A TIP!"
Larry: "What's her name?"
Curly: "It's no her, it's a him!"
Larry: "Well, what's HIS name?"
Curly: "'Bearded Lady'!"
The idea of Curly swallowing Vitamin Z and hatching a colt may seem odd, but using synthetic vitamins as dietary supplements was quite popular (as well as experimental) in the early 1940s.Solomon, Jon. (2002) The Complete Three Stooges: The Official Filmography and Three Stooges Companion, p. 214; Comedy III Productions, Inc., ISBN 0971186804
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