Jackie prepares a series of elaborate jokes for his new teacher.

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Hercules (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Buddy McDonald ...
Buddy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Baldwin Cooke ...
First Caterer
William Courtright ...
Old man
Betty Mae Crane ...
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Beverly Crane ...
Talking titles
Gordon Douglas ...
Second Caterer
Artye Folz ...
Girl Hit With Pea
Donald Haines ...
Don
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Storyline

The beloved Miss McGillicuddy has left school and the gang is faced with a new teacher, one Miss Crabtree, whose name alone suggests a mean old lady to the gang. They plot several means of running off the new teacher, including ants, sneezing powder, and a mouse. On the way to school, one of the gang, Jackie, is picked up by a lovely lady who asks him about his school. Jackie reveals all the gang's plans to ruin things for Miss Crabtree. The only problem is that a sweet young woman Jackie has hitched a ride with is none other than... Miss Crabtree. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Robert F. McGowan approached June Marlowe for this role when he spotted her in a Los Angeles department store. He later suggested the she wear a blond wig, to match co-star 'Jackie Cooper''s light-coloured hair (she was a brunette in real life). See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Miss June Crabtree: I hope the children like me.
Old man: Oh, they'll like you alright. We'll have the cake and ice cream down to the school right on time.
[Miss Crabtree drives away]
Old man: Ummm... Wow! I wouldn't mind going back to school myself!
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Crazy Credits

The Opening Credits of three Hal Roach "Little Rascal" shorts, that are two-reel film shorts are verbally introduced, by identical twin sisters, Betty Mae Crane & Beverly Crane, instead of being printed on screen. The duo verbally introduced just three "Little Rascals" films. They are Teacher's Pet (1930), School's Out (1930) and Love Business (1931). During their rotating verbal introduction, one starts with the names of the director(s), then the other says the producer(s) and they keep rotating, (back and forth) until they verbally mention all other leading staff member names, then the title of the short that is/was about to be played. After their co-introductions are completed, they conclude with a quick and light bow and speaking in unison, to the theatre audience, saying "We thank you." Then in two to three seconds, the short, they very politely and verbally introduced, with the title's top staff of members' proper names are completed, the short begins. See more »

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Followed by Love Business (1931) See more »

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Ezra
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Music by Leroy Shield
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It's A New Teacher For The Little Rascals
23 April 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

An OUR GANG Comedy Short.

It's pretty Miss Crabtree's first day as teacher at the Gang's school. Jackie, Chubby & Farina have plans to make her day miserable (red ants & sneezing powder), but she has plans of her own that just might turn the tables on the Rascals - especially her new TEACHER'S PET, Jackie.

A funny little film. Wheezer, Dorothy & Stymie (called `Hercules' here, this was his first OUR GANG appearance) are especially good. Highlight: Chubby & Dorothy's echo dialogue. This was June Marlowe's first appearance as Miss Crabtree.


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