In honour of Rick Campanelli joining Fred and Mel on The Edge morning show here’s a look back at some other awesome trio’s in film, music and TV. Who needs a dynamic duo or a fantastic four when a threesome is always better?
Movies: The Three Amigo’s
Dusty Bottoms (Chevy Chase), Lucky Day (Steve Martin) and Ned Nederlander (Martin Short) are silent film era movie star cowboys who get caught up in the real deal when they take a seemingly innocent job in a small Mexican village. Hilarity ensues.
Honorable Mentions: While the Three Musketeers have swagger and Charlie’s Angel’s are kickass woman in tight shorts, nothing can compare to the comedic timing of these three super stars.
Television: Three’s Company
While over indulging at a farewell party for their roommate Eleanor, Janet and Chrissy find a stranger named Jack passed out in their bathtub. Because they have an opening and having a strange man live with them seems like a sensible thing they invite Jack to be their new roommate. But there is a catch! Their uptight landlord, Mr. Roper doesn’t believe in co-ed living arrangements so to make it legit suddenly Jack is “gay”. While each actor is at some point is replaced over its 7 year run it forever remains three’s company.
Honorable Mentions: Vaudeville slapstick offered by The Three Stooges can be mentally exhausting with it’s over the top on screen physicality while The Mod Squad’s hippies-turned cops crime drama has one catchy theme song.
Cartoon’s: Alvin and the Chipmunks
A musical super group of chipmunks named Alvin, Simon and Theodore are taken care of by their adoptive song writing parent David and come out with one of the catchiest (and most annoy) Christmas tune ever. They even great paired off with female counterparts when we get introduced to the Chipettes.
Honorable Mentions: It seems trouble always comes in threes as Casper the Friendly is always up against the frightening antics of the Ghostly Trio; Fatso, Stretch and Stinky. And Donald Duck is red faced, spittle inducing, exasperated by his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie.
Music: The Beastie Boys
Formed in the early 1980’s member’s Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “MCA” Yauch and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz amassed hundreds of fans over multiple generations who couldn’t resist their rock/rap/hip hop sound. Their music was so impactful and their bond so tight that after Yauch death in 2012 the band vowed never to perform under the Beastie Boys name in honour of their friend.
Honorable Mentions: It’s a close second for hip hop artists Run-D.M.C whose hip hop tunes still rock karaoke bars, DJ sets and wedding dance floors. Folk revivalists The Kingston Duo should also get a mention alongside The Bee Gees and The Supremes.
Nursery Rhyme: The Three Blind Mice
And finally children’s tales should not be overlooked when talking about famous trios. Especially when as an adult you realize what the words are actually saying. ” …cut off their tales with a carving knife….”
Honorable Mentions: Let’s not give all the glory to Goldilocks, a spoiled brat who upset the home and hearth of the Three Bears or the Big Bad Wolf who tried to blow the Three Little Pigs houses in.