Earlier in the book, Turtle compared Slow Poke and Ollie to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, meaning that they worked together on the boat like perfect partners, like the famous dancers. In chapter 14 she compares Pork Chop and Beans to Laurel and Hardy. What does she mean with that comparison?
Then Turtle compares the rest of the boys to "stooges," probably meaning the Three Stooges. How were the boys acting if they were like this?