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The gang creates a huge mess after they get into a taffy-pulling contest.


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Complete credited cast:
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Mary Ann Jackson ...
Thomas Atkins ...
Toddler (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Beverly Parrish ...
Mary's Helper
Walter Weidler ...
Our Gang member (as Wolfgang Weidler)
Warner Weidler ...
Our Gang member (as Werner Weidler)
Stepin Fetchit ...
Lyle Tayo ...
Radio announcer / Operator


The gang creates a huge mess after they get into a taffy-pulling contest.

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Comedy | Family | Short





Release Date:

21 June 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Temps d'hiver  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This short is very rarely seen due to Stepin Fetchit's performance, which is considered highly racist today. The owners of the Little Rascals TV rights have completely withdrawn it from their package. See more »


Jack In The Box
Music by Zez Confrey
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Long unseen
29 August 2002 | by (Hollywood Blvd.) – See all my reviews

This was shown on TV until the mid-1970s as my sister and I used to watch it on a local independent station. My sister used to think Stepin was mentally retarded because of the way he talked and acted. I can see how his characterization would be considered offensive. It was unseen after that until 1997 or so when Cabin Fever put it out on VHS. I bought a 16mm print of it from the company that owned the film rights back in 1992 and had it duped to VHS just so I could see it again. The funniest part is when Stepin has Farina read him a letter, explaining that he went to night school and couldn't read until it was dark. There's also a hilarious bit where Stepin uses the taffy that's all over everything to assist him in pulling off the four gloves he wears on each hand.

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