The gang packs up for a camping trip to Cherry Creek two miles from their home, but to them it is the wilderness. After night falls, the hooting owls and croaking frogs conjure up visions ... See full summary »
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard,
One of the handful of Our Gang shorts that were censored from The Little Rascals (1955) television package because it was felt that it shows its Black main characters (Farina and Stymie) in a bad light. However, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard lists this short among his favorites of the series. See more »
This episode was actually aired on TV, but most likely edited - the only scene I remember is when Stymie is eating up all the ice cream and cake at his farewell party before the gang arrives.
Farina is the caregiver for his younger brother Stymie who is being sent to an orphanage to live. It opens with Farina and Stymie collecting money (or rather buttons) during a church service. Later as Stymie is ready for bed, he tells Farina he wants to hear the story of Noah's ark and Stymie is nothing short of hysterical with his one-liners as Farina gets more and more frustrated attempting to tell the story.
Then it is morning and you get a glimpse of a typical start of the day with Farina's responsibilities for Stymie. The inventions rigged in the place where they are living are typical Little Rascals fare. Farina pulls levers to do everything from operating Stymie's shower to cooking him breakfast.
Then the scene changes to Farina waiting for the gang to arrive for Stymie's farewell party before the officer arrives to take him away. When Farina makes the decision to leave Stymie (and all the food for the party) to get the gang, Stymie devours everything at lightning speed. By the time the gang gets there, everything is gone, including a huge ham, a large cake and a couple of containers of ice cream.
The officer shows up to take Stymie and you have a scene very similar to that in "The Pooch" when the dog catcher takes Pete, but without the eggs. The gang beat on the officer while Farina does everything to try to hide Stymie who is only too glad to yell out, "Here I is!"
A memorable and funny scene is Chubby lip-synching to a bass singer bellowing out the song "Asleep in the Deep" as he is washing up over the bathroom sink.
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