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Forgotten Babies (1933)

 -  Family | Short | Comedy  -  11 March 1933 (USA)
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While the rest of the gang goes fishing, Spanky gets stuck babysitting.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Spanky (as Our Gang)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Stymie (as Our Gang)
Tommy Bond ...
Tommy (as Our Gang)
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Dorothy (as Our Gang)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Wheezer (as Our Gang)
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Dickie (as Our Gang)
John 'Uh huh' Collum ...
Uh-huh (as Our Gang)
Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard ...
Cotton (as Our Gang)
Dickie Jackson ...
Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
David Holt ...
Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Our Gang)
Dickie Hutchins ...
Kid who says 'Remarkable' (as Our Gang)
Tommy McFarland ...
Baby jumping on bed (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bernard ...
Officer
Estelle Etterre ...
Telephone Operator (as Belle Hare)
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Storyline

While the rest of the gang goes fishing, Spanky gets stuck babysitting.

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children | our gang | See All (2) »

Genres:

Family | Short | Comedy

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Release Date:

11 March 1933 (USA)  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This short's date of release is like a division or multiplication problem. Multiply day number (11) and March's month number, (3) and they equal 33, the last two digits of year, 1933. See more »

Quotes

Telephone operator: [referring to overheard radio broadcast] Boy, is he beatin' her up!
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Connections

References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Old Days
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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Spanky's one man show
3 August 2003 | by (Antwerp, Belgium) – See all my reviews

This is an unusual 'Our Gang' as it completely centers around Spanky McFarland. Luckily, he is one of the few 'rascals' who can handle the lone spotlight. The children he is supposed to babysit are little more than props in this one man show. Spanky's retelling of Tarzan is hilarious. What struck me most about his performance, especially his reactions to things, is the similarity to the work of fellow Roach actor Oliver Hardy. Spanky dealing with the babies reminds you of a small Hardy battling several young Laurels.


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