A truant officer spots the kids in an amusement park. They try to escape him.

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Stymie (as Our Gang)
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Dorothy (as Our Gang)
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Wheezer (as Our Gang)
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Spanky (as Our Gang)
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Dickie (as Our Gang)
Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard ...
Cotton (as Our Gang)
John 'Uh huh' Collum ...
Uh-huh (as Our Gang)
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Joe (as Our Gang)
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Mickey Daniels (as Our Gang)
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Farina (as Our Gang)
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Mary Kornman (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georgie Billings ...
Georgie
Baldwin Cooke ...
Amusement park barker
Bobby DeWar ...
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Storyline

Stymie and his friends plot to play hooky from school in order to go fishing, unaware that their teacher, Miss Kornman, is closing the school for the day in order to take the kids to the amusement park. Mickey, the truant officer, gets wind of the hooky plans and, just for fun, chases the would-be hooky players all around the park. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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28 January 1933 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Fish Hooky" reunites four members of the original "Our Gang" cast of 1922-1923. Allen 'Farina' Hoskins and Joe Cobb play teens who encourage the younger Rascals to ditch school. Mary Kornman and Mickey Daniels were cast in adult roles as the schoolteacher and truant officer, even though Kornman was only 17 at the time, and Daniels 18. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Daniels: Have you ever heard anything about a reform school?
Dickie: Yeah, I've heard about it. What's it like?
Mickey Daniels: Oh, it's terrible. A great big heavy iron bar around each ankle, and all stoop-shouldered from carrying a great big heavy sledgehammer.
Stymie: What's the sledgehammer for?
Mickey Daniels: They use it on the rockpile. They break great big rocks into little bitsy ones.
Dickie: Then why don't they run away?
Mickey Daniels: Oh, they can't. Too many guards. And there's a big river that runs all the way around it. And it's just chuck full of crocodiles.
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Featured in Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (1984) See more »

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Good Old Days
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Music by Leroy Shield
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It's reunion time!
12 December 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a highly Our Gang comedy--one fans of the series MUST see. I say that because it's like a reunion episode and four of the old stars of the shorts are back for guest appearances. First, Joe Cobb (who has lost a few pounds and looks much better) and Farina Hoskins appear after a couple year absence from the films. They tell the kids that it's great that they don't have to go to school any more and encourage them to play hooky. Unfortunately, little Spanky tells their new teacher--who is played by Mary Kornman--and she used to be in the Our Gang films as a child. Standing there at the time is Mickey Daniels who is now the new Truant Officer.

What the truant boys don't know is that the entire class is taking the day off to go to the amusement park--and it's all free! She and Mickey decide to play a trick on the boys and Mickey spends much of their day chasing them. I particularly liked his description to the boys of what reform school is like--with little kids wearing balls and chains and chipping rocks with picks! It all ends well---with a great line by Spanky.

This is my vote for one of the best, if not the best, of the Our Gang comedies. It not only reunites some of the old grown up kids but it's so darn funny--with many great moments.


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