After the pretend typhoon, the Captain walks into the room where Miss Crabtree is talking to the children and says, "The pirates have got the ship!" He then walks forward and falls on his back. Miss Crabtree is watching him and trying not to laugh. In the next shot, you see the pirates outside the door just starting to enter the room. Cut back to the inside of the room and Miss Crabtree is no longer there. See more »
The Sea Captain:
[the Captain is pretending to bully his crew in order to scare the children out of becoming pirates]
You two! Come over here! What were you two doing over there?
We don't know, Captain!
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Shiver My Timbers is another hilarious Our Gang short
This Hal Roach comedy short, Shiver My Timbers, is the one hundred ninth in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the twenty-first talkie. In this one, Billy Gilbert is regaling the gang with stories of his adventures to the consternation of Miss Crabtree since the kids always miss her classes as a result. When she confronts Gilbert of this, he resolves to scare them of their desire to become pirates. I'll stop there and just say this was one of the most funny of the series especially when Gilbert really turns on the florid villainy in his performance! And Stymie, as always, steals the show with his wisecracks. By the way, his sister-Carlena Beard-is part of the gang here. After the too-serious subject matter dealt with in Big Ears, Shiver My Timbers takes the 180-degree approach to great hilarity! So that's definitely a recommendation. P.S. Among the crew is one Charles Oelze who was responsible for many of the outlandish props in the series. He's the one in glasses who scares Stymie.
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