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Forgotten Babies (1933)

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

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Spanky (as Our Gang)
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Stymie (as Our Gang)
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Tommy (as Our Gang)
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Dorothy (as Our Gang)
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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)
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Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Our Gang)
Dickie Hutchins ...
Tommy McFarland ...
Baby jumping on bed (as Our Gang)
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Harry Bernard ...
Officer
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Telephone Operator (as Belle Hare)
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While the rest of the gang goes fishing, Spanky gets stuck babysitting.

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11 March 1933 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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

Spanky: Can't you say anything but "remarkable"?
Kid who says 'Remarkable': Yes!
Spanky: Well, for the love of Pete, say it!
Kid who says 'Remarkable': Remarkable!
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Connections

References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

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Good Old Days
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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Forgotten Babies was a good showcase for Spanky in the Our Gang series
2 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, Forgotten Babies, is the one hundred twenty-first in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the thirty-third talkie. The gang-after temporarily watching their infant and toddler siblings outside-decide to go on their own for some play and leave Spanky-a toddler himself-to watch those little kids. They're all at his house while he spins his own Tarzan story but they're bored so the house becomes quite a mess! And it gets messier when a phone is off the hook while a mystery program is playing on the radio...This was a fine showcase for Spanky in not only doing a free-form monologue but also in his constant running around trying to take care of many kids not much younger than himself without losing control. Of note is the appearance of Spanky's actual younger brother, Tommy McFarland, jumping on the bed and wrecking it and also, Wheezer's younger sibling Dickie Hutchins being the one saying "Remarkable!" constantly! Oh, and this short also marked the first appearance of one Tommy Bond, years before becoming Butch! So on that note, I highly recommend Forgotten Babies.


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