(v) Derived from the time after the second era of Shemp with The Three Stooges; Shemp suffered a heart attack and they needed to replace him with someone that looked like him to finish shots from the sides and from behind.
- The act of replacing an actor/actress for picture shots when it is physically impossible to have the actor/actress
Using Martin Sheen's brother for over-the-shoulder shots in "Apocalypse Now!" was a stealthy example of shemping.
#standing-in #martin sheen #shempin #shemp #stand-in
by freakingweet December 11, 2005
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masturbating in a comical way.

initially coined and used in comedy routines by Michael Lester and John Russell in 2012, "shemping" is a term commonly used in the Twin Cities comedy scene.
He's out Shemping around again.

So I Shemped all over her face.
#jerking off #masturbating #rub one out #splooge #spaking it #whacking off
by Professor Shemp March 07, 2013
A film technique in which an actor who quits or dies in the middle of filming a movie is replaced by a lookalike who is shot mostly from the back. Named for Shemp Howard, a member of the Three Stooges who died of a stroke during the production of several Stooges films.
In the middle of the film "Return of the Pink Panther," Inspector Jaques Clouseau's plane crashed into the ocean, presumably to hide the fact that the actor that portrayed him, Peter Sellers, had just died. In a few shots, Inspector Clouseau is seen from the back as an actor impersonates his voice, a technique known as "shemping."
#shemping #shemp #howard #acting #film #movie #movies #three stooges
by Andrew Maxwell Triska November 19, 2005
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