I never like the Stooges.
But I did love Bugs Bunny, and love Abbott and Costello. I think that the difference for me is that the Stooges is only slapstick but Bugs Bunny had some witty lines.
My kids are starting to like Abbott and Costello.
There's a scene where they go to an Italian restaurant, and Mr. Bacciagalupe the owner offers Lou some meatballs. Lou doesn't like meatballs.
Mr. Bacciagalulpe: Why he no like meatballs?
Abbott: When it comes to meatballs, he's allergic.
Mr. Bacciagalupe: He's a jerk?
My kids find it hysterical.